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  • 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...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem

    Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem
    Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer explained his decision to reduce jail population by transferring federal inmates and losing a $2.5 million in revenues as a result, but county board members just wanted to know what he is doing to fix the resulting budget...
  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far
    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake. Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer...
  • Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail

    Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the local justice system should expedite cases of those charged with minor offenses, citing cases such as that of an alleged candy bar thief jailed for months before being released to drug treatment.  At a Tuesday...
  • Orange County sheriff's deputy stabbed by inmate

    An Orange County sheriff's deputy was briefly hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed by an inmate, authorities said. The deputy was picking up lunch trays about 1 p.m. in the disciplinary isolation wing of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana when an...
  • Rauner appoints state prisons director

    Rauner appoints state prisons director
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S. State Department and Alaska prison system. Rauner's office said Donald Stolworthy, 54, is an expert in...
  • Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop

    Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop
    An Allentown man who pointed a gun at police officers during a chase, but then tripped and dropped the weapon, was sentenced Monday to five to 10 years in a state prison. Thomas Emmanuel Washington, 29, also was charged with ramming a police cruiser with...
  • Pennsylvania county jails turning away from immigration role

    More Pennsylvania counties with jails are limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities following a court decision last year in favor of an Allentown man wrongly held in Lehigh County Jail on suspicion that he was in the country...
  • Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires
    Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday. The process, which is being...
  • Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas

    Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas
    Prison officials were trying to get control over a riot at a federal correctional facility in southern Texas, after as many as 2,000 prisoners became involved in the violence late Friday. The disturbance began Friday morning when inmates at the...