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  • On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice

    On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice
    Dozens of middle school students led a march Thursday night from a Near North Side school to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to protest police brutality and what they decried as a school-to-prison pipeline. The students from...
  • 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....
  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • No Ruling Yet On Legally Insane Man Moved From Psych Hospital To Prison

    No Ruling Yet On Legally Insane Man Moved From Psych Hospital To Prison
    HARTFORD — Each day Francis Anderson spends locked up in Connecticut's super-maximum security prison is another day of "torture" for the criminally insane 45-year-old who has been in and out of jail since the age of 11, his attorney argued before...
  • Authorities investigate death of inmate at Lehigh County corrections center

    An inmate was found dead Monday morning at the Lehigh County Corrections Center, authorities say. Theodore Volack III was found unresponsive in his bed around 5:15 a.m., according to a news release from the county's corrections director Ed Sweeney....
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The 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...
  • Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits

    Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits
    Chicago taxpayers could be out more than $13 million after the City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended settling three lawsuits — two in wrongful prosecution cases and one for alleged minority and sexual discrimination in Fire Department...
  • Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison

    Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison
    A longtime Franklin County Jail warden is in line to become the next director of the Northampton County Prison. Daniel S. Keen, warden of the 474-bed prison in Franklin County since 2011, is Northampton County Executive John Brown's choice to take...
  • Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison

    Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison
    Charged with allowing his 6-year-old daughter's teeth to rot and under investigation in the deaths of three of his other children, a Lehigh Township man was able to avoid jail in November by promising a judge that he'd check himself into drug rehab. But...