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  • BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial

    BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial
    The former leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore Detention Center spoke publicly for the first time Monday from the witness stand, describing his unlikely rise to power and the gang's inner workings. Tavon White, 37, has pleaded guilty...
  • Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge

    Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge
    As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning. "Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992

    Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992
    A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge

    Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge
    After learning a Vermont felon had offered to throw John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial for $500,000, FBI agents interviewed the 10 members of the jury to determine whether they had any connection to him, prosecutors say. James D. Perron, 48, had...
  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • L.A. City Atty. Feuer makes valid case for funding under Prop. 47

    Proposition 47, adopted last month, turned six drug possession and low-level property felonies into misdemeanors, setting in motion some rejiggering of California's criminal justice system. Among the changes in Los Angeles is the transfer of caseloads...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $1.1 billion for the Virginia Department of Corrections

    The Virginia Department of Corrections took the biggest hit, by far, earlier this year when the state rolled back spending to account for missed revenue projections. The department agreed to cover 506 of the up to 565 layoffs called for in the new...
  • Man arrested after telling Hemet police that he killed his mother

    A 51-year-old man was arrested after he walked into the Hemet Police Department and told officers that he killed his mother, authorities said. The man entered the Police Department at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to a department news release. Officers...
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...
  • LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

    LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.
    Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD officers...