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  • Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults

    Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults
    MIDDLETOWN — In trouble with the law since the age of 11, Francis Anderson spent most of his life locked up in prison and in juvenile detention facilities. So when he was acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect in August 2013 of charges of...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?

    To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention...
  • Small Florida town copes with mass killing

    BELL, Fla. On the day after Don Spirit carried out a mass killing of his own family his adult daughter and six grandchildren before ending his own life this small north Florida town was trying to cope with the horror of what happened less than 24 hours...
  • Prison Exhibit Opens At Wethersfield Historical Society

    WETEHRSFIELD -- The tiny prison cell is made of metal and plywood, the bed a steel slab suspended by chains and the furniture a primitive, rough-hewn stool and table. Welcome to the Wethersfield State Prison segregation unit. The cell is a centerpiece...
  • Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

    Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion
    For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down. Relatives watched in disbelief as Jason Austin was...
  • Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide

      Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide
    One day in April, officers at the Lake County Jail discovered something disturbing in inmate Igor Karlukov's possession: shreds of a mesh laundry bag fashioned into a noose, jail records show. Karlukov, 35, was jailed after allegedly attacking his ex-...
  • Convicted killer executed by lethal injection in Texas

    A Texas man who murdered his former common-law wife and her brother in 1993 was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night. Before he was put to death, Willie Trottie had messages for his relatives, including, “I hope this brings you some...
  • White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary

    White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary
    Years before he was convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, white supremacist Matthew Hale was an accomplished violinist said to favor the wistful and passionate concertos of Tchaikovsky. Now Hale wants to take up the instrument again...
  • What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment

    What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment
    Imagine you have the power to decide the fate of someone addicted to heroin who is convicted of petty shoplifting. How much taxpayer money would you spend to put that person in prison — and for how long? Is incarceration the right form of...
  • State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired

    State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired
    Florida Department of Corrections employees — including those at Lake Correctional Institution near Clermont — who commit any crime would be fired from their job under a new policy announced by Corrections Secretary Mike Crews. The revised...