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  • Fla. House must buy into reform of state's prisons

    Fla. House must buy into reform of state's prisons
    Approaching the halfway point in the Florida Legislature's 2015 session, the House is at risk of becoming the chamber where good ideas go to die. House leaders are still balking at a bipartisan Senate plan that would provide access to private health...
  • 'South Park' terror convict: My mother and the FBI violated my rights

    'South Park' terror convict: My mother and the FBI violated my rights
    Muslim convert Zachary Chesser of Virginia was very much on law enforcement's radar after posting threats against the creators of "South Park" for cartoons he thought insulted the Prophet Muhammad. Then he tried to join a terror group in Somalia, and...
  • Jury hears about Lehigh jail inmate's death

    Jury hears about Lehigh jail inmate's death
    Travis Magditch had never been in jail before. Weeping into a pay phone at the Lehigh County Jail, he begged his parents to bail him out. Edward and Rose Magditch loved their 27-year-old son, their lawyer said Tuesday, but they were frustrated with his...
  • Two corrections officers sentenced in BGF jail conspiracy

    Two corrections officers sentenced in BGF jail conspiracy
    Two former corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have been sentenced to prison terms for smuggling drugs and other contraband as part of the Black Guerrilla Family racketeering conspiracy at the jail, federal prosecutors announced...
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence

    Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence
    PHILADELPHIA — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with...
  • Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence

    Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence
    When Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with two crimes, a search of his room turned up a .38 revolver and about 5 ounces of marijuana, records show. For a first-time offender, the charge of illegally carrying a weapon in the...
  • Northampton County to start drug court

    Northampton County to start drug court
    Northampton County Prison is no longer dogged by overcrowding problems, but Judge Craig A. Dally still questions why so many cells have to be occupied by inmates whose primary problem is being hooked on drugs. Dally is hoping to begin reversing that...
  • Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs

    Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs
    An increase in the number of Gloucester inmates housed outside of the county costs over half a million dollars annually – an amount the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff's Office is hoping to reduce with possible alternatives. Gloucester County...
  • Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day

    Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day
    Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long. "Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...