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  • Mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license, state says

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a marriage license, and would be allowed to wed in prison, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said on Monday. Manson, 80, was issued...
  • Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont

    Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont
    CLERMONT — A 54-year-old prisoner died at the Lake Correctional Institution on Nov. 9, the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Monday. Mark Comenzo was serving time at the Clermont facility for violation of probation in Indian River...
  • City jail corruption trial to begin in federal court

    City jail corruption trial to begin in federal court
    The trial of the eight remaining defendants charged in a case that alleged widespread corruption among inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center and corrections officers is slated to begin with jury selection Monday in U.S. District Court. The case...
  • State ordered to complete parole program plan by Dec. 1

    State ordered to complete parole program plan by Dec. 1
    Saying state officials failed to comply with an order to grant many two-time felons early parole from prison, federal judges on Friday said the state must quickly launch hearings that could free those inmates. The judges gave the state until January...
  • Another Insanity Acquittee Charged With Assault At Whiting

    MIDDLETOWN — Weeks after a Superior Court judge sent an insanity acquittee back to prison following his arrests in connection with a series of violent attacks on patients and staff at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, police said...
  • When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic

    When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic
    Connecticut needs a better way to control violent people found not guilty by reason of insanity. Changing state laws would help. Last year, Francis Anderson was acquitted, because of his mental condition, of assaulting a correctional officer. He was...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge

    Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge
    After learning a Vermont felon had offered to throw John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial for $500,000, FBI agents interviewed the 10 members of the jury to determine whether they had any connection to him, prosecutors say. James D. Perron, 48, had...
  • Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992

    Florida man executed for killing stepdaughter in 1992
    A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida...
  • A dance with Daddy: Federal inmates get chance to go to the 'ball'

    MIAMI In a Federal Bureau of Prisons first, inmates serving time in a Miami federal detention center were allowed to dance with their daughters for an afternoon as part of a re-entry program. The theme: There's still time at the ball, still time to take...
  • 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...
  • 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...