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  • Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed

    Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is debating whether to appeal a federal judge’s order granting a prisoner sexual reassignment surgery. “We are still considering all options, including an appeal,” said...
  • Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'

    Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'
    It is Good Friday. Richard Lapointe's hearing aids are set so high they are whistling. He is peering through thick eyeglasses. His jaunty little mustache has turned white. He is as tiny and fragile as ever. He remains impossibly naive, even after being...
  • Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo

    Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo
    A three-day manhunt for a convicted killer ended Friday night when he was arrested by Chicago police after being identified by a distinctive neck tattoo, authorities said. Kamron T. Taylor, 23, of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, was arrested on...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000

     Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000
    With the manhunt for a killer in its third day after he walked out of the Kankakee County jail after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform, authorities on Friday increased the reward for his capture to $25,000. Kankakee County...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail
    Two dozen inmates sat in a makeshift classroom on a recent afternoon at the Baltimore City Detention Center getting a crash course in civics. Instructor Meg Ward had written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's name on a whiteboard, explaining the structure...
  • Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment

    Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment
    A federal judge Thursday ordered that a California prison inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Should the operation occur, it will be the first in state prison history and cost as much asĀ $100,000, according to Joyce Hayhoe,...
  • Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says

    Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says
    GAINESVILLE — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a...
  • 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...
  • 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...