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  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says

    U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says
    The U.S. Navy submariner who was shot in North Lauderdale on Thanksgiving is talking, his mother says, and the man accused of shooting him remains jailed without bond. Sandra Adams, 51, said her critically wounded son Anthon Adams, 29, is off a...
  • UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself

    UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate Ponzi scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball icon Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying the lawyer did not...
  • Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing

    Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball star Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying he didn't listen to...
  • Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates

    Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates
    The beauty salon is decorated in pink, pink and more pink — pink and white stripes on one wall, hand-sponged pink paint on another. The vibe is feel-good girly girl, an adult version of a princess bedroom. Spelled out in large letters above a...
  • Gang member gets state prison for shooting teen in botched drug deal

    Gang member gets state prison for shooting teen in botched drug deal
    An admitted gang member who shot a 16-year-old boy during a botched drug deal in east Allentown last summer was sentenced Monday to 61/2 to 20 years in state prison. Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos told Ruben "P-Dot" Pichirilo, 20, he was lucky...
  • What we think: Reform prisons, protect public

    Last week's announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • L.A. City Atty. Feuer makes valid case for funding under Prop. 47

    Proposition 47, adopted last month, turned six drug possession and low-level property felonies into misdemeanors, setting in motion some rejiggering of California's criminal justice system. Among the changes in Los Angeles is the transfer of caseloads...
  • Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge

    Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge
    As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning. "Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
  • Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man

    Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man
    The surprise release of former El Rukn general Earl Hawkins from prison more than a decade sooner than had been expected was not the result of any conspiracy to reward Hawkins for his recent testimony in two civil proceedings involving a former gang...
  • Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail

    Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail
    A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....