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  • Keeping death penalty would help keep prison guards safe

    Keeping death penalty would help keep prison guards safe
    Imagine, for a minute, that you work in a prison. Put yourself in the shoes of a young correctional officer. You suit up, say goodbye to your family for the day and head to work. You are charged with patrolling a packed ward of high-security inmates...
  • Sex offender who abused teenage girl gets 518-year sentence

    A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said. José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail

    Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the local justice system should expedite cases of those charged with minor offenses, citing cases such as that of an alleged candy bar thief jailed for months before being released to drug treatment.  At a Tuesday...
  • Orange County sheriff's deputy stabbed by inmate

    An Orange County sheriff's deputy was briefly hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed by an inmate, authorities said. The deputy was picking up lunch trays about 1 p.m. in the disciplinary isolation wing of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana when an...
  • Rauner appoints state prisons director

    Rauner appoints state prisons director
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S. State Department and Alaska prison system. Rauner's office said Donald Stolworthy, 54, is an expert in...
  • 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...
  • Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured

    Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured
    A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...