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  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter

    Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter
    Authorities in Canada and the United States were searching on Monday for three fugitives who escaped from a Quebec jail in a helicopter, the second airborne prison break in the Canadian province in just over a year. Police say the three men, who were...
  • Supreme Court leaves California in charge of disabled inmates

    Supreme Court leaves California in charge of disabled inmates
    The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a states' rights appeal from California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, leaving in place a judge's order that requires state officials to monitor each of about 2,000 disabled prisoners who are held in county jails. Without...
  • A new challenge for Judge Evans

    A new challenge for Judge Evans
    "The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has spiraled into a wasteful, disorganized, abusive cesspool. The people who have run the place ... have little or no experience for their lofty jobs." — Sept. 7, 2005, Tribune editorial A...
  • Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

    Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms
    Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates. The move marks a significant expansion of...
  • Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the...
  • Arizona prison litigation echoes California cases

    Arizona prison litigation echoes California cases
    A federal appeals court has given the green light for a prisoner class-action lawsuit over alleged civil rights violations in the use of solitary confinement and delivery of healthcare to go forward — in Arizona. The case echoes the historic...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

     Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'
    Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver. "I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...
  • Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed

    Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed
    Before he could even get into his holding cell, a Florida inmate being booked into jail attacked a law enforcement officer, according to Bay News 9. Xavier Washington, 43, was sent to the Marion County Jail on violation of probation and career...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...