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  • 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...
  • What's next for City Farm

    The City Prison Farm, a minimum-security correctional facility in Newport News, served a valuable purpose for decades. But time has taken its toll and, according to a consultant's report, the price tag of needed repairs may not be worth taxpayers'...
  • 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...
  • Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured

    Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured
    A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
  • After two months, city jail gang case nears jury

    After two months, city jail gang case nears jury
    After more than two months of testimony, the federal trial of eight defendants in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case is expected to be presented to the jury for deliberations as soon as Wednesday. Defense attorneys for the two inmates,...
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
  • Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars

    Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars
    For decades, Los Angeles County jail inmates divided their sentences by five, 10 or 20 to calculate the time they would actually spend behind bars. Because of overcrowding, they left after completing as little as 5% of their sentences. Now, as...
  • Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs

    Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs
    An increase in the number of Gloucester inmates housed outside of the county costs over half a million dollars annually – an amount the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff's Office is hoping to reduce with possible alternatives. Gloucester County...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...
  • Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding

    Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding
    Los Angeles County’s long-overcrowded jail system saw a sharp decline in new inmates after California voters approved a law last year reducing penalties for a wide array of nonviolent crimes. According to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of...
  • State keeps 1,250 parolees behind bars due to housing shortage

    State keeps 1,250 parolees behind bars due to housing shortage
    State prison officials hold close to 1,250 inmates beyond their release dates every year — not because they pose a threat to the public but because they cannot find a place to live that parole officers find suitable, according to court papers and...