| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
When defendants take part in local "drug court" programs, they can be sent off to jail for nights at a time should they test positive for drugs.
But if those violations ultimately lead them...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday.
In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver.
"I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A federal appeals court has given the green light for a prisoner class-action lawsuit over alleged civil rights violations in the use of solitary confinement and delivery of healthcare to go forward — in Arizona.
The case echoes the historic...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates.
The move marks a significant expansion of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole.
The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:24 AM
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....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women’s “informed consent” was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The inquiry by the California state auditor found no...