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  • Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992

    Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992
    A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge

    Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge
    After learning a Vermont felon had offered to throw John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial for $500,000, FBI agents interviewed the 10 members of the jury to determine whether they had any connection to him, prosecutors say. James D. Perron, 48, had...
  • When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic

    When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic
    Connecticut needs a better way to control violent people found not guilty by reason of insanity. Changing state laws would help. Last year, Francis Anderson was acquitted, because of his mental condition, of assaulting a correctional officer. He was...
  • State ordered to complete parole program plan by Dec. 1

    State ordered to complete parole program plan by Dec. 1
    Saying state officials failed to comply with an order to grant many two-time felons early parole from prison, federal judges on Friday said the state must quickly launch hearings that could free those inmates. The judges gave the state until January...
  • Another Insanity Acquittee Charged With Assault At Whiting

    MIDDLETOWN — Weeks after a Superior Court judge sent an insanity acquittee back to prison following his arrests in connection with a series of violent attacks on patients and staff at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, police said...
  • City jail corruption trial to begin in federal court

    City jail corruption trial to begin in federal court
    The trial of the eight remaining defendants charged in a case that alleged widespread corruption among inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center and corrections officers is slated to begin with jury selection Monday in U.S. District Court. The case...
  • BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial

    BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial
    The former leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore Detention Center spoke publicly for the first time Monday from the witness stand, describing his unlikely rise to power and the gang's inner workings. Tavon White, 37, has pleaded guilty...
  • Before Goodman sentencing, judge gets mail from critics, supporters

    One writer begins his letter to Palm Beach County Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath with the words, "Please end the madness." Another writer concludes with the plea, "Let justice be served like it would for the ordinary average person." With Wellington...
  • Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont

    Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont
    CLERMONT — A 54-year-old prisoner died at the Lake Correctional Institution on Nov. 9, the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Monday. Mark Comenzo was serving time at the Clermont facility for violation of probation in Indian River...
  • Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26

    Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26
    Wedding bells may be on the way for notorious killer Charles Manson. The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him for seven years. According to...
  • Broward legislators begin shaping priorities

    Broward legislators begin shaping priorities
    Broward County's state legislative delegation on Tuesday started to shape priorities for the coming session. The group formed five subcommittees that would each focus on one issue, including healthcare, insurance, the environment, charter schools, and...