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  • Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop

    Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop
    An Allentown man who pointed a gun at police officers during a chase, but then tripped and dropped the weapon, was sentenced Monday to five to 10 years in a state prison. Thomas Emmanuel Washington, 29, also was charged with ramming a police cruiser with...
  • Pennsylvania county jails turning away from immigration role

    More Pennsylvania counties with jails are limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities following a court decision last year in favor of an Allentown man wrongly held in Lehigh County Jail on suspicion that he was in the country...
  • Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special

    Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special
    Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday. She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally). Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...
  • Cutting Illinois' prison population the right way

    Cutting Illinois' prison population the right way
    In times of fiscal crisis, elected leaders realize they can't keep doing things the same way they always have. Those relatively expensive options are no longer affordable. Facing the high cost of Illinois' corrections system, Gov. Bruce Rauner says it's...
  • Inmates writing their own obits reveal regrets, failed dreams

    Inmates writing their own obits reveal regrets, failed dreams
    In the wrong writer's hands, an obituary can be a dull collection of biographical facts, the type of article that journalism professor William Drummond calls the "lowest common denominator" of newspaper writing. But on this day, he hoped for something...
  • State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment

    State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation plans to appeal a federal judge’s order that an inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery, according to documents filed Friday. In addition, the prison system has requested...
  • FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights

     FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights
    The FBI is investigating allegations that San Francisco sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between jail inmates and told the inmates to lie if they needed medical attention. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the independent probe Friday,...
  • Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'

    Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'
    Richard Lapointe, a mentally impaired dishwasher convicted of murder after a dubious confession, was granted bail and released from prison Friday to a cheering crowd of supporters, another milestone in a 26-year effort to prove his innocence....
  • Transgender woman gets $40,000 for rape at Orlando jail

    Transgender woman gets $40,000 for rape at Orlando jail
    A transgender woman plans to appeal a $40,000¬†final judgment against the Orange County Jail, for being raped in a general-population cell in 2008. The federal civil judgment became final on Feb. 27, but the woman’s attorney said he considers the...
  • Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor

    Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor
    Beset by claims of barbarism after a gruesome botched execution last year and fearful that a U.S. Supreme Court decision could ban its execution drug of choice, Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to execute inmates with nitrogen gas under a...
  • Creation of minimum security facility considered

    Creation of minimum security facility considered
    The creation of a minimum security facility has been discussed as a possible solution to the steadily increasing inmate population at the Carroll County Detention Center. Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger said the commissioners need to...