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  • Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man

    Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man
    The surprise release of former El Rukn general Earl Hawkins from prison more than a decade sooner than had been expected was not the result of any conspiracy to reward Hawkins for his recent testimony in two civil proceedings involving a former gang...
  • Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?

    Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?
    A prisoner with a history of assaulting other inmates will go on trial this week, accused of fatally beating his cellmate with batteries stuffed into a sock while the victim's feet and legs were tied. Shawn Rogers, 34, is charged in the death of...
  • Left, right can unite on reform: Editorial

    Does anyone other than liberals really care about prison reform? Floridians who are unfamiliar with the issue might assume the answer is no. And they would be dead wrong. Billionaire Charles Koch is considered Public Enemy No. 1 among many liberals...
  • Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry

     Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry
    Sheriff's officials convicted of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails have been testifying before a grand jury as prosecutors set their sights on the highest echelons of the department, according to sources familiar with...
  • Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell

    Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell
    RICHMOND — Former Virginia state delegate Phillip A. Hamilton, who got a prison sentence far harsher than the one imposed on former governor Robert McDonnell this week, has advice for anyone following the trail he blazed from the Capitol to...
  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center

    Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center
    Officials are investigating the death of a man who was discovered dead Saturday morning inside of a solitary confinement cell at Stateville Correctional Center. About 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 3, a correctional officer at the prison was doing routine checks...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...
  • U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says

    U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says
    The U.S. Navy submariner who was shot in North Lauderdale on Thanksgiving is talking, his mother says, and the man accused of shooting him remains jailed without bond. Sandra Adams, 51, said her critically wounded son Anthon Adams, 29, is off a...
  • Trial of 10-year-old accused of murdering 90-year-old bedridden woman moved to juvenile court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court. The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
  • UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself

    UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate Ponzi scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball icon Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying the lawyer did not...