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  • County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait

    County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait
    Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to discuss a proposed $2-billion overhaul of the county jail system Tuesday and could vote to move forward with one of the construction options laid out in a consultant's report. Vanir Construction Management...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a...
  • Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months

    Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months
    WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20. They pointed to his relatively...
  • 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...
  • L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling

    L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling
    I am going to try to tell you about the high drama and profiles in courage at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting, but I'm not even sure where to begin. The issue was whether to build a new county jail to replace the dungeon called Men'...
  • Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer

    Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer
    John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
  • Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son

    Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son
    A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night. Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...
  • San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates

     San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates
     Under court pressure to improve psychiatric care for deeply disturbed death row inmates, state officials are moving quickly to open a 40-bed hospital at San Quentin prison to house them. The court-appointed monitor of mental health care in California's...
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
  • 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...