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Jails and Prisons

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  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct...
  • Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race

    Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race
    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...
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison
    Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago. Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...
  • Talks Begin Privately To Move Transgender Youth Out Of Prison

    With criticism mounting each day a transgender girl stays in adult prison with no criminal charges, advocates and officials with the Department of Children and Families are starting to talk privately about getting the 16-year-old out of prison and...
  • Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison

    Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison
    An inmate who walked out of a downtown Los Angeles jail by impersonating another inmate and then spent three weeks on the lam pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of escape. Christopher Lee Brown, 37, is expected to be sentenced to eight months in...
  • Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta to surrender by 2:00 p.m. EDT on that date...
  • Assault highlights growing problem at immigration detention centers

    MINNEAPOLIS An 18-year-old high school student being held for federal immigration authorities in the Sherburne County, Minn., jail was repeatedly sexually assaulted last month by his cellmate, a registered sex offender serving time in the jail as a...
  • Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...