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Jails and Prisons

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  • Help, not jail, for the mentally ill

    It's great news that Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey wants to move Los Angeles County away from its cruel policy of caging so many people with mental illness. But it's deeply disturbing that Marvin Southard, who heads the Department of Mental Health and wrote...
  • Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution

    Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution
    His Facebook profile is posted under the alias “Rico Finally Paid” and depicts Tyrelle Lockett posing in full pimp regalia, flashing handguns and waving wads of cash. Federal authorities say the profile was no act. Lockett, 21, of south...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • Downstate woman became concealed carry icon

     Downstate woman became concealed carry icon
    Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns. It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
  • Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It

    Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It
    An arrogance laces through the episodes of corruption and abuse of office by Connecticut lawmen down through the generations, lending a certain timelessness to those crimes. Middlesex County Sheriff John Lawrence Lewis' coddling of two imprisoned...
  • State counts empty medical beds to cut prison crowding

    State counts empty medical beds to cut prison crowding
    Gov. Jerry Brown's administration states that California has already met a court-ordered limit on the state prison population, but inmate lawyers argue that is because the state is counting a half-filled medical prison closed to new admissions. A...
  • Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out

    Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out
    The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...
  • State begins early releases of nonviolent prisoners

    State begins early releases of nonviolent prisoners
    SACRAMENTO — The state is releasing some low-level, nonviolent prisoners early as Gov. Jerry Brown complies with a federal court order to reduce crowding in its lockups — a turning point in the governor's efforts to resolve the issue....
  • 3 inmates unaccounted for after Florida jail gas explosion kills 2

    At least two inmates were killed and as many as 150 prisoners and guards were injured when an apparent gas explosion shattered a county jail in the rain-soaked Florida Panhandle, officials said Thursday morning. The Escambia County Central Booking and...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
  • Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort

    Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort
    He wore a badge and served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years in South Florida. But now Jimmy Dac Ho was wearing handcuffs and leg shackles Friday and facing Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley as a convicted murderer and kidnapper....