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  • Educating juveniles in the justice system

    Educating juveniles in the justice system
    "I am getting 15 years on Monday," my 16-year-old student said to me. On his 17th birthday, he will be woken, shackled and transported to the Cook County Department of Corrections and the notoriously overcrowded Cook County Jail. He may get out of...
  • Charges dropped against woman arrested as prison escapee from Michigan

    Charges dropped against woman arrested as prison escapee from Michigan
    SAN DIEGO - Charges were dropped Friday against a 60-year-old woman arrested on a fugitive warrant claiming she escaped in 1977 from a Michigan prison. Prosecutors dropped charges after long-lost documents in Michigan proved that the woman, after...
  • Murderer who escaped prison in 1977 caught in Florida, officials say

    The U.S. Marshals Service never forgets a face. James Robert Jones learned that the hard way this week when nearly four decades after allegedly escaping from federal prison in Kansas, marshals used facial-recognition technology to track him down in...
  • Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court

    Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court
    A 29-year-old man in custody on a charge of attempted robbery died in a nearby hospital after suffering a medical problem in a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday, the state corrections department confirmed. Medics took Ronnie A. Adams Jr. to Mercy Medical...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Seven inmates hurt in Calipatria prison riot

    Seven inmates hurt in Calipatria prison riot
    About 200 prisoners were involved in a riot Tuesday at Calapatria State Prison that injured seven inmates, officials of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. The disturbance at the Imperial County prison began about 10:15 a....
  • 'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado

     'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado
    Authorities in Colorado caught a Huntington Beach man who had been on the run from local police for about four years, according to authorities. Grand Junction, Colo., police arrested Luke Austin Artinger, 23, in October on suspicion of drug trafficking,...
  • Man arrested after shooting incident near Aberdeen Thursday night

    A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with an incident near Aberdeen late Thursday night that involved shots being fired, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Anthony Tyrone Lucas, 28, who has no fixed...
  • Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case

    Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case
    A federal jury awarded a man serving a life-sentence for the 1993 massacre of seven workers at a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in suburban Palatine nearly a half-million dollars in his civil rights lawsuit against a former Cook County Jail guard...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Son had long planned to kill his family, D.A. says

    Son had long planned to kill his family, D.A. says
    A 19-year-old charged with fatally shooting his parents and critically injuring his 8-year-old brother while they slept in their San Juan Capistrano home had long planned to “kill the people that loved him the most,” an Orange County...