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  • CT Supreme Court To Hear Unusual Case Of Man Acquitted As Insane Who Now Is In Prison For Violence At Hospital

    CT Supreme Court To Hear Unusual Case Of Man Acquitted As Insane Who Now Is In Prison For Violence At Hospital
    HARTFORD — A legally insane man locked up in prison following arrests in connection with violent assaults at the state's maximum security hospital where he had been committed is taking his fight to remain at the hospital to Connecticut's highest...
  • Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified

    Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified
    A 29-year-old man who was fatally stabbed over the weekend on the Near North Side has been identified, authorities said. About 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police officers responded to a call in the 800 block of North Orleans Street and found a man lying...
  • Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain

    Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain
    William Winegardner strode confidently near the head of the line of the Glen Helen 1 hand crew this summer as his team wrapped up a five-mile hike on a scorching day in San Bernardino. The sun beat on his back and sweat ran down his body like tiny rivers....
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • Goodman seeks release from jail during appeal

    Wellington polo club founder John Goodman, convicted last month of DUI manslaughter for a second time, now wants to be freed from Palm Beach County Jail while he appeals the verdict. Attorneys for Goodman, 51, on Wednesday asked Chief Circuit Judge...
  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support

    Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support
    A man who helped the FBI build a criminal bankruptcy fraud case against his ex-wife is now suing the federal agency, claiming it kept nearly $150,000 in cash and jewelry seized from the former Winnetka woman that he says is owed to him for child support....
  • FCC right to scrutinize fees for prison phone

    FCC right to scrutinize fees for prison phone
    One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that "Sesame Street" felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired character, Alex, to talk about his locked-up dad. Keeping the Alexes of the...
  • Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

    Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail
    Jacqueline Davis thought the man charged with killing her son was securely behind bars, awaiting a retrial. She was shocked when she heard Sunday that he had been seen in her neighborhood, riding in a white Buick and flashing his release papers. Davis...
  • Mistakenly freed murder suspect captured in Baltimore

    Mistakenly freed murder suspect captured in Baltimore
    A fugitive who was mistakenly released from a state detention center in Baltimore last week while awaiting trial for murder was caught Thursday, police said. Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was arrested about 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Belmont Ave., less than...
  • Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'

    Wal-Mart offers checking account aimed at the 'unbanked'
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long in the business of selling discount goods to low-income customers, is offering a new service — checking accounts targeted at those who don't use traditional bank accounts. The service, called GoBank, is being rolled out...