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  • 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....
  • Guards fire warning shots in inmate riot at Calipatria State Prison

    Guards fire warning shots in inmate riot at Calipatria State Prison
    Guards at Calipatria State Prison fired warning shots and foam-tipped rubber bullets after a prison-yard riot broke out involving nearly 300 inmates, corrections officials said Tuesday afternoon. The fight in the maximum-security area left 13 inmates...
  • 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...
  • Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail

    Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail
    The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail. By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
  • 2 Board of Review analysts sentenced to prison for bribery

    A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society. U.S. District Judge John...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...
  • 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....
  • Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison

    Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison
    An inmate who walked out of a downtown Los Angeles jail by impersonating another inmate and then spent three weeks on the lam pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of escape. Christopher Lee Brown, 37, is expected to be sentenced to eight months in...
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison
    Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago. Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...