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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement

    Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement
    In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe. The hand-written letters were dated Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. They were both released...
  • Supreme Court should give half an inch on inmate's beard

    When it ruled this year that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit corporation, had a religious right to refuse to include contraception in its employee health insurance plans, the Supreme Court pushed an important principle to unreasonable extremes. But the...
  • U.S. justices scratch chins over prison beard lengths

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices, hearing an important religious rights case on Tuesday, expressed doubt over whether the state of Arkansas can justify preventing a Muslim inmate from having a beard. The court appears likely to grant...
  • In prison grooming case, justices become the 'Barbers of Capitol Hill'

    WASHINGTON Arkansas prison inmate Gregory Houston Holt has a violent past, a dreary future and now, it appears, a decent shot at a Supreme Court victory. On Tuesday, conservative and liberal justices alike sounded sympathetic to Holt's claims that prison...
  • Yes on Proposition 47

     Yes on Proposition 47
    Proposition 47 would do a great deal to stop the ongoing and unnecessary flow of Californians to prison for nonviolent and nonserious offenses and would, crucially, reduce the return flow of offenders from prison back to their neighborhoods in a condition...
  • Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones

    Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones
    Smuggling a cellphone to an inmate is a felony, and everyone who enters a prison is searched for contraband. And yet, inside Florida's prisons, the phones are everywhere. Cellphones have become a hot commodity in prison black markets, according to...
  • Detroit prep football star arrested hours after release from jail

    Jayru Campbell the Detroit Cass Tech football star who served time in jail for assaulting a school security officer is back in police custody Friday, just hours after being released from jail. A source familiar with the incident told the Free Press...
  • 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...
  • Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

    Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
    A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother's death, according to an appellate court ruling. The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate...