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Jails and Prisons

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  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees

    Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, newly released inmates are most likely to commit a crime in the first three days they walk out of jail.  There are probably plenty of reasons for that -- for starters, the easy availability of...
  • Jay Ambrose: A GOP war on poverty?

    Here they come, a charging brigade, conservatives who just might win a fresh war on poverty and otherwise help the down and out because of compassion that hardly stands alone. It is accompanied by analytical soundness. But wait a minute. Did I say...
  • Most Legislative Incumbents Appear Headed To Victory

    A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
  • Man serving prison sentence charged in '12 killing

    Man serving prison sentence charged in '12 killing
    A man currently serving a state prison sentence on a gun charge in Chicago, has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man two years ago, police said. Edgar Guevara, 18, of the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue was charged with first-degree murder in the...
  • Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

    Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges
    A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was...
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills

    Armed man in 11-hour standoff connected to double homicide in Pine Hills
    Orange County deputies on Saturday evening said the man at the center of an 11-hour standoff on Friday was wanted in connection with a double homicide earlier this week at Misty Oaks Apartments. James Stewart, 29, of Orlando, is charged with first-degree...
  • Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

    Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
    Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her...