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  • Why bad people get 'good-time' credit

     Why bad people get 'good-time' credit
    Sadly, this is a good time to get right with the concept of "good time." I say sadly because the context is so tragic — 9-year-old Antonio Smith, of Chicago, shot to death last month on the South Side, allegedly by a man who'd just been released...
  • As attorney general, Holder made friends, enemies and history

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a mixed legacy of highs and lows as the nation's top law enforcement official. A ground-breaker across several decades, the 63-year-old Columbia Law School graduate was the first African-American to lead the...
  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon...
  • State prisons to conduct stricter searches of visitors, staff

    In an attempt to staunch the flow of contraband to inmates, state prisons will soon have stringent new search procedures for visitors and staff. The policy is intended to crack down on smuggled goods that fuel gang activity behind bars, officials said....
  • Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away

    Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away
    A Chicago man who escaped from a downstate prison was captured this morning, walking on a gravel road near Interstate 70 less than four miles from the prison, officials said. Marcus Battice, 21, escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center, about 245...
  • Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe

    Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe
    A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...
  • Arizona inmate recaptured after climbing basketball hoop to escape

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Authorities have recaptured a physically fit felon who scaled a basketball hoop to escape from an Arizona detention center and was on the run for more than two months, a top law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Wade Cole...
  • Six L.A. sheriff's deputies sentenced to federal prison

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six current or former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were convicted of conspiring to thwart an FBI probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the largest U.S. jail system were sentenced on Tuesday to prison...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
  • For attorney general, Kamala Harris

     For attorney general, Kamala Harris
    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...