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  • Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the...
  • Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

    Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms
    Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates. The move marks a significant expansion of...
  • A new challenge for Judge Evans

    A new challenge for Judge Evans
    "The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has spiraled into a wasteful, disorganized, abusive cesspool. The people who have run the place ... have little or no experience for their lofty jobs." — Sept. 7, 2005, Tribune editorial A...
  • Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort

    Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort
    He wore a badge and served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years in South Florida. But now Jimmy Dac Ho was wearing handcuffs and leg shackles Friday and facing Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley as a convicted murderer and kidnapper....
  • 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,...
  • Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

    A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes...
  • Learning To Live On The Outside, Fighting The Fears That Linger

    Learning To Live On The Outside, Fighting The Fears That Linger
    It was a man Kenneth Ireland had not seen in decades. There he was, unrecognizable, staring back at him in a mirror in a New Haven restaurant where Ireland's lawyers had taken him for a steak dinner on the day he was released from prison after serving...
  • County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

    County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
    Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating. El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo...
  • Offhand Joke Dogs Drinking Man, And Leads Him To The Gallows

    Offhand Joke Dogs Drinking Man, And Leads Him To The Gallows
    John Cronin couldn't take a joke. At least he didn't take kindly to a casual joke his employer, Albert Skinner, made at his expense in 1893. He shot Skinner at the breakfast table the morning of Oct. 6, 1893, while Skinner's 5-year-old daughter was in the...
  • Escaped murderer of four captured in Indiana

    Escaped murderer of four captured in Indiana
    A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison during Sunday's Super Bowl was recaptured in Indiana on Monday after kidnapping a woman and forcing her to drive to the neighboring state, a corrections official said. The woman was able to get away...
  • Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings

    Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings
    The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers. Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...