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  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head

    Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head
    A state prison guard in Soledad was stabbed in the back of the head Friday by an inmate who allegedly slipped out of his handcuffs and went at him with a handmade shank, a spokesman said. The attack happened just before 1 p.m. as two guards took 48-...
  • Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal

     Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal
    One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks. George Mirabal is...
  • Inmate convicted in murder-for-hire plot to kill Pennsylvania judge

    CARLISLE Pa. (Reuters) - A prison inmate accused of plotting the murder for hire of a Pennsylvania judge was convicted on Friday of solicitation to commit murder. A jury in Cumberland County Court reached its verdict a day after Lance Greenawalt, 47,...
  • Bell corruption: Former councilman gets one year in jail

    Bell corruption: Former councilman gets one year in jail
    Former Bell Councilman George Mirabal was sentenced Friday to one year in Los Angeles County jail and ordered to serve five years of probation. Mirabal is the first elected leader in the working class city to be punished for the widespread corruption in...
  • Orange County Corrections makes policy changes after hospital attack

    Orange County Corrections makes policy changes after hospital attack
    Days after an Orange County Corrections Department officer was attacked by an inmate at a hospital, the department said Friday it was making some policy changes. Spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit declined to get into details, but said officials have...
  • Federal judge refuses to stay execution of Arizona death row inmate

    A federal judge has rejected a bid to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row prisoner who contended that secrecy over the state's lethal injection protocol violated his 1st Amendment rights. U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake ruled...
  • Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer freed from prison, halfway house

    Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer freed from prison, halfway house
    Jim Greer, former chairman of the Florida GOP, is out of prison, out of a halfway-house and back home in Oviedo. "I just want to get on with my life," he said in a brief interview this morning. Greer, 52, was released by the Florida Department of...
  • Jail cracks down on inmates' pungent assaults on deputies

    The foul-smelling glob splattered into Deputy Stephen Vasquez's mouth and eyes. The inmate who was suspected of throwing it said the mixture was only water and apple jelly, according to an incident report. But Vasquez thought he tasted urine, and a...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...