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  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months

    Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months
    WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20. They pointed to his relatively...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son

    Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son
    A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night. Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • STORY: How should drug court sanction time count?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ When defendants take part in local "drug court" programs, they can be sent off to jail for nights at a time should they test positive for drugs. But if those violations ultimately lead them...
  • 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-...
  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus...