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  • At issue: Solitary confinement for death row inmates

    Should prisoners in Virginia sentenced to die for their crimes be kept in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives? That was at issue before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Tuesday, with the Virginia Department of...
  • Pentagon wants $69 million for new prison at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The Pentagon's Southern Command intends to seek $69 million from the Republican-controlled Congress to build a new prison for high-value former CIA detainees after President Barack Obama leaves office. Rear Adm. Kyle...
  • Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison

    Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison
    An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing. Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
  • Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail

    Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail
    An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday. The report is the latest in a spate of problems at Rikers...
  • DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs

    DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs
    EAST LYME — Six prison workers have been placed on leave after their actions were found to be contrary to a prisoner's health, a correction spokesman said. The incidents involved four Department of Correction workers, plus two contractual health...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Hit man in 'Yom Kippur murders' dies of natural causes on death row

    A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the "Yom Kippur murders," died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said. Steven Homick, 74, died at a nearby hospital, according to...
  • Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

    Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor
    In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive. On Wednesday morning...
  • Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee

    Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee
    A juvenile hall guard in Bakersfield was in custody Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a juvenile detained at the facility, police officials announced. Bakersfield police on Sept. 30 began investigating Cesar Navejar, 36, a corrections officer...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades
    A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
  • Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws

    Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws
    Jailed former Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Conahan has written to the in-laws of his co-conspirator, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., demanding they repay nearly $130,000 he says they owe him. Incarcerated in a Florida prison, Conahan recently wrote to Gerald...