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  • Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit

    Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit
    A federal judge ruled in favor of Orange County last month in a lawsuit brought by a transgender inmate who was raped by a fellow inmate while in the custody of the county jail in 2008, recently filed court documents show. The victim, identified as D.B....
  • Rekha Basu: Why are prisons showing inmates violent smut films?

    I could hardly believe my eyes at first. Then revulsion gave way to outrage. I was sitting in a Polk County, Iowa courtroom watching a clip from a smut film. It was one the state of Iowa had casually shown to disturbed and mentally ill prison inmates,...
  • Prison warden retires after link to sex offender

    Prison warden retires after link to sex offender
    An Illinois prison warden abruptly retired Tuesday amid an investigation into her relationship with a convicted sex offender who had been living in her home for about a year, law enforcement officials said. Nedra Chandler's decision to retire as...
  • Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt

    Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt
    June Patti had a hunger to be heard. A large woman with scarlet-dyed hair and a loud, raspy voice, Patti was a known drug addict who presented herself as a paralegal. Raised in the Redondo Beach area, she moved to northwest Washington state in the 1990s...
  • Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons
    Sadistic guards are a staple of Hollywood fiction, but in Florida prisons, the abuse of inmates is only too real. An investigation by The Miami Herald uncovered physical and psychological torment of prisoners by renegade guards that went on for years...
  • We owe a debt of thanks to Eric Holder

    The American people owe departing Attorney General Eric Holder a huge outpouring of gratitude for all that he has done during his service as the top law enforcement officer of the United States. In the face of a partisan and divisive Congress, Holder...
  • Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick

    Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick
    As Alexander O. Roscioli waited to be sentenced for fighting and killing a 70-year-old man last year in Emmaus, a Lehigh County prosecutor urged the judge to give him state time. "He needs to be somewhere that protects the community until Mr. Roscioli...
  • Guard at Cook County Jail convicted of ordering inmate's beating

    Guard at Cook County Jail convicted of ordering inmate's beating
    A correctional officer at the Cook County Jail who ordered and then took part in the beating of a mentally ill inmate was convicted Thursday after another guard testified against her. Pamela Bruce shook her head and clenched her jaw as co-defendant...
  • Florida investigating new female prison inmate death

    TALLAHASSEE Fla (Reuters) - Florida is investigating the death of a female inmate, the latest in a series of prisoner deaths that have raised questions about state prison safety, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Latandra Ellington, 36,...
  • Some Guantanamo hunger strikers get special treatment, detainee argues

    WASHINGTON Six Guantanamo captives who've been on hunger strike since 2007 got comfy seats this year, communal forced-feedings and television distraction as a way to get them to stop their food protest at the Pentagon prison, it was revealed at federal...
  • Juvenile detention camp therapist pleads not guilty to molesting teen

    A former therapist at a juvenile detention camp pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. Ana Patricia Moennich, 36, was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on sexual...