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  • Owner of El Torero newspaper pleads guilty to sex assault

    Owner of El Torero newspaper pleads guilty to sex assault
    For nearly two hours Monday, Ricardo Montero kept courtroom observers on the edge of their seats. First, the 69-year-old owner of the Spanish-language newspaper El Torero told a Lehigh County judge that he wanted to plead guilty to sexually assaulting a...
  • Allentown man gets 14 years for Connecticut jewelry store heist

    William Davis escaped from a state correctional facility twice in early 2013 while serving a sentence for forgery and theft. It was during those flights that the 27-year-old Allentown man took part in a pair of armed robberies, kidnapping the...
  • Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies

    Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies
    HARTFORD — State officials grappling with the case of Francis Anderson were hoping members of the judiciary committee Monday would pass legislation they said would have closed a loophole in state laws that address where to house legally insane...
  • Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate at a California state prison where he is serving a 31-year sentence, officials said Monday. Phillips, 39, is accused of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found...
  • ACLU seeks probe amid hunger strike at Ohio supermax prison

    The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into conditions at Ohio's super-maximum security prison amid a long-running hunger strike. The protest at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown began March 16 to draw...
  • Efforts to end prison abuse fall short

    Efforts to end prison abuse fall short
    The federal government should be leading the effort to end the abuse of isolating prisoners from meaningful social interaction and other basic needs. Instead, the federal system's practices are clearly contributing to the morally inexcusable overuse of...
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced

    Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced
    A former Baltimore corrections officer who had a child with a gang leader inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. Katera Stevenson, 24, one of four corrections officers impregnated by Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, had...
  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case

    Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case
    When his National Guard company deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone to "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But his deployment...