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  • Softening of drug-offender sentencing the right way to go

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Monday, July 28: The nation's retreat from a maniacal and misguided mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step. A federal...
  • 'Made in L.A. 2014': Jennifer Moon continues phoenix rise at Hammer

    'Made in L.A. 2014': Jennifer Moon continues phoenix rise at Hammer
    The first time divine intervention struck, Jennifer Moon was in college. The Korean American artist had been lounging on a lower-level bunk bed in a dingy student apartment on UCLA's campus when she made a deal with a cosmic entity named Bob. "I was...
  • Why Is DCF Singling Out Jane Doe?

    Why Is DCF Singling Out Jane Doe?
    What a woefully one-dimensional account the state Department of Children and Families has spun in steering transgender teen Jane Doe's heartbreaking trip through the juvenile justice system. The state agency has singled out her conduct for public...
  • Idaho teen held in solitary for months after murder charges

    Idaho teen held in solitary for months after murder charges
    The crime was so awful that readers of the local paper in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, complained that the details were too graphic to print. "Blood everywhere," one officer noted in a police report, describing the apartment where he'd found blood on the...
  • Arizona killer takes 2 hours to die, fueling lethal-injection debate

    A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys and witnesses said, dying in a botched execution that prompted the governor to order an investigation and the state Supreme Court...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • Bell corruption: Former councilman gets one year in jail

    Bell corruption: Former councilman gets one year in jail
    Former Bell Councilman George Mirabal was sentenced Friday to one year in Los Angeles County jail and ordered to serve five years of probation. Mirabal is the first elected leader in the working class city to be punished for the widespread corruption in...
  • Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal

     Former councilman sentenced to a year in Bell corruption scandal
    One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks. George Mirabal is...
  • Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head

    Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head
    A state prison guard in Soledad was stabbed in the back of the head Friday by an inmate who allegedly slipped out of his handcuffs and went at him with a handmade shank, a spokesman said. The attack happened just before 1 p.m. as two guards took 48-...
  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus...
  • GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect

    GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect
    As bank robberies go, this one went by the book. There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand. Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...