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  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Deputies identify slain teen at Tymber Skan condos

    Deputies identify slain teen at Tymber Skan condos
    The shooting death of an 18-year-old man outside a Tymber Skan condo Friday highlighted the ongoing issues at the troubled community. Orange County deputy sheriffs responded to the condominium complex around 9:15 p.m. after a woman discovered James...
  • U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay of execution for Arizona inmate

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate who had sued the state demanding more information about the drugs that will be used in the lethal injection procedure he faces. Joseph Wood is one of...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • Fired Broward lieutenant imprisoned for five years in Rothstein scandal

    Fired Broward lieutenant imprisoned for five years in Rothstein scandal
    Fired Broward Sheriff's Lt. David Benjamin was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for acting as Scott Rothstein's law enforcement muscle. He was handcuffed behind his back and taken into custody in the courtroom — about three feet...
  • Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates

    Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates
    A roof collapse at a privately run Texas prison complex left 19 inmates injured Saturday, police officials said. The collapse occurred in the "inner portion" of the Diboll Correctional Center around 11:30 a.m., Diboll Police Sgt. Brandan Lovell told the...
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • Osceola may hire private firm to handle inmate health care

    Osceola may hire private firm to handle inmate health care
    Osceola County is working on a deal to hire a private health-care company for jail inmates that has been sued elsewhere over alleged poor care and, in one case, the death of a prisoner. Commissioners have voted to begin negotiations with Miami-based...
  • John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

    John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem
    John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money. How bad has the incarceration problem...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...