| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20.
They pointed to his relatively...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night.
Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues.
Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole.
The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:24 AM
John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women’s “informed consent” was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The inquiry by the California state auditor found no...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The owner of an in-home daycare in Burbank was sentenced to six years in state prison Wednesday after an 11-month-old boy suffocated to death from a car-seat chest strap under her care, officials said.
Milena Nikodijevic, 52, owner of Twinkle Twinkle...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:26 PM
At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women's informed consent was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The inquiry by the California state auditor found no evidence that doctors...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:52 PM
A federal court official says that treatment of California's most severely mentally ill prisoners is haphazard and often inadequate, delivered by a fractured, understaffed system in which doctors discharge patients because they are afraid not to.
| May 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged.
Henry Mills had been a BGF...