| Nov 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ronald Maas was in the midst of a high-speed police chase that left him seriously injured when he vowed to a younger passenger that he would not go to jail, according to a police report.
Following days of hospital treatment for a gunshot wound and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Wedding bells may be on the way for notorious killer Charles Manson.
The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him for seven years. According to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:31 PM
An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday.
The report is the latest in a spate of problems at Rikers...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.
Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:34 AM
One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial.
Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:02 AM
For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County.
All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Medical staff members flee from the hospital room, apparently fearing for their lives, in harrowing, newly released video footage of the Nov. 3 police shooting of a Waukegan man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital.
Christopher Anderson, 27, and his 9-...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:24 AM
The Highland Park police officers who fatally shot a man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital last week were justified in their actions, authorities announced Tuesday.
Christopher Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, was killed Nov. 3 after he drew a gun from his...