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  • California expands parole for elderly, medically frail

    California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole. The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
  • Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer

    Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer
    John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds

    State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women’s “informed consent” was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no...
  • Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization

    Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women's informed consent was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no evidence that doctors...
  • Judge grants class action status to inmates' solitary confinement case

    Judge grants class action status to inmates' solitary confinement case
    A federal judge in Oakland has granted inmates in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison class action status in their claims of unconstitutional treatment. The inmates allege physical and psychological abuse when California puts inmates in...
  • Report faults prison care of state's mentally ill inmates

    Report faults prison care of state's mentally ill inmates
    A federal court official says that treatment of California's most severely mentally ill prisoners is haphazard and often inadequate, delivered by a fractured, understaffed system in which doctors discharge patients because they are afraid not to. The...
  • Did brutal winter dump more litter?

    Did brutal winter dump more litter?
    Q: The litter along I-78 is absolutely disgusting. As soon as you come over the border from New Jersey into Pennsylvania it's nothing but trash all along the highway. It's bad enough seeing the deer carcasses; at least they decompose. I live along I-78,...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait

    County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait
    Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to discuss a proposed $2-billion overhaul of the county jail system Tuesday and could vote to move forward with one of the construction options laid out in a consultant's report. Vanir Construction Management...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a...