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  • Small Florida town copes with mass killing

    BELL, Fla. On the day after Don Spirit carried out a mass killing of his own family his adult daughter and six grandchildren before ending his own life this small north Florida town was trying to cope with the horror of what happened less than 24 hours...
  • Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?

    To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention...
  • Attorney General Mark Herring bolsters re-entry effort for Virginia jails

    Attorney General Mark Herring bolsters re-entry effort for Virginia jails
    Attorney General Mark R. Herring said Monday that he's begun new efforts to make it easier for inmates at jails across the state to re-enter society after serving their sentences. The state has bolstered its re-entry programs in recent years at state...
  • State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired

    State prisons chief: Employees who commit crimes will be fired
    Florida Department of Corrections employees — including those at Lake Correctional Institution near Clermont — who commit any crime would be fired from their job under a new policy announced by Corrections Secretary Mike Crews. The revised...
  • White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary

    White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary
    Years before he was convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, white supremacist Matthew Hale was an accomplished violinist said to favor the wistful and passionate concertos of Tchaikovsky. Now Hale wants to take up the instrument again...
  • What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment

    What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment
    Imagine you have the power to decide the fate of someone addicted to heroin who is convicted of petty shoplifting. How much taxpayer money would you spend to put that person in prison — and for how long? Is incarceration the right form of...
  • Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide

      Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide
    One day in April, officers at the Lake County Jail discovered something disturbing in inmate Igor Karlukov's possession: shreds of a mesh laundry bag fashioned into a noose, jail records show. Karlukov, 35, was jailed after allegedly attacking his ex-...
  • Convicted killer executed by lethal injection in Texas

    A Texas man who murdered his former common-law wife and her brother in 1993 was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night. Before he was put to death, Willie Trottie had messages for his relatives, including, “I hope this brings you some...
  • Sheriff: We don't know why father killed his five children

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they still have no motive from the Lexington County father who will be charged in the killing of his five children in one of the largest mass murders in the region's recent history. On Tuesday,...
  • Police: Allentown man driving high at time of fatal crash

    An Allentown man was under the influence of methadone and opiates when his truck hit and killed another man who was standing outside his car on Route 22 in South Whitehall Township, authorities say. Brian Jeffrey Creazzo, 40, of the 900 block of Congress...
  • South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse

    South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse
    South Carolina child protection workers visited the family of a man accused of killing his five children at least a dozen times since 2011 in response to reports of abuse and neglect, state records released on Thursday show. The children, aged 1 to 8,...