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  • Jury convicts 5, acquits 3 in massive gang-led scheme of sex, drugs, money at Baltimore jail

    A case that grabbed headlines and exposed deep-seated corruption in Baltimore's city jail, where gang commanders impregnated guards, dealt drugs behind bars and used smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets, drew to a close Thursday when a...
  • 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial
    A federal jury convicted five people and acquitted three others Thursday in a Baltimore jailhouse corruption case, ending a two-month trial that saw a parade of inmates, disgraced corrections officers and law enforcement officers describe an "upside-...
  • Kane County sheriff: Budget cuts will threaten public safety

    Kane County sheriff: Budget cuts will threaten public safety
    Kane County is moving ahead with $225,000 in cuts from the Kane County Sheriff's budget due to the loss of a U.S. Marshal's contract to house federal inmates, but Sheriff Donald Kramer warned it would affect the "public safety in our county."...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison

    Jeremy Meeks' mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant  glare sent the Internet into a frenzy last year. But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks' mug did little to change the...
  • Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial

    Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial
    For the past couple of weeks, Gov. Rick Scott and his staff have been denying allegations from Gerald Bailey, the ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, that the governor's office made politically motivated demands on him and his...
  • Sheriffs look for funding to take more prisoners

    As the role of a county jail evolves into more than a prison to a mental and medical health provider for the incarcerated, paying for the ever-growing costs associated with that care has become a problem for sheriffs across the state. And with recent...
  • Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
  • Kendall bids to house U.S. Marshal inmates

    Kendall County is making a bid to house U.S. Marshal's inmates under a similar agreement the federal agency had with Kane County which appears to have fizzled out. The sheriff's office filed an application to house 30 inmates at its county jail in...
  • State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration

    State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
    HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there. Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
  • Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    California's beleaguered prison system on Thursday dipped below a court-imposed population cap for the first time, a benchmark the state will have to maintain to satisfy judges overseeing the agency. A 2013 ruling by a panel of three judges gave...