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Jails and Prisons

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  • Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates

    Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates
    The beauty salon is decorated in pink, pink and more pink — pink and white stripes on one wall, hand-sponged pink paint on another. The vibe is feel-good girly girl, an adult version of a princess bedroom. Spelled out in large letters above a...
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...
  • John Goodman will remain behind bars as court denies appeal for bond

    John Goodman won't get to sleep in his own bed while he appeals his latest DUI conviction and 16-year prison sentence. The Wellington polo magnate soon will be shipped from Palm Beach County Jail to a state prison, now that the 4th District Court of...
  • Authorities investigate death of inmate at Lehigh County corrections center

    An inmate was found dead Monday morning at the Lehigh County Corrections Center, authorities say. Theodore Volack III was found unresponsive in his bed around 5:15 a.m., according to a news release from the county's corrections director Ed Sweeney....
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits

    Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits
    Chicago taxpayers could be out more than $13 million after the City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended settling three lawsuits — two in wrongful prosecution cases and one for alleged minority and sexual discrimination in Fire Department...
  • BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial

    BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial
    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. Assistant...
  • Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges

    Repeat offender shows complex DUI challenges
    Repeat drunken driver Leslie Thurow walked out of Cook County Jail last Thursday night with orders to stay off the roads and report to probation. But on Tuesday she was in Cook County Jail again, this time without bail after being accused of...
  • CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison

    CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison
    The former chief executive officer of a Naperville-based adoption agency was sentenced Thursday to prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from that organization and lavishing the money on himself. Robert G. Geniesse, 52, was sentenced to 4-1/2 years...
  • Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail

    Undercover investigator sneaks $22,000 of contraband into NYC jail
    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...