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Jails and Prisons

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  • Convicted felon accused of burglarizing church

    Convicted felon accused of burglarizing church
    A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he broke into a Belle Glade church and stole copper pipe, according to a news release from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Jesse Dortch, 31, broke into the First Baptist...
  • Slipping through the cracks

    Slipping through the cracks
    Officials at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center say they still don't know why a man being held on murder charges was mistakenly allowed to walk out of the facility last week — or why it took authorities two days to discover...
  • San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail

    San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail
    San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies called gay, bisexual and transgender inmates "sisses" and "freak shows" and denied them access to services given to other inmates, civil rights attorneys alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Fifteen...
  • Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

    Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail
    Jacqueline Davis thought the man charged with killing her son was securely behind bars, awaiting a retrial. She was shocked when she heard Sunday that he had been seen in her neighborhood, riding in a white Buick and flashing his release papers. Davis...
  • FCC right to scrutinize exorbitant prison phone fees

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Tuesday, Oct. 21: One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that "Sesame Street" felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired...
  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary
    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners. But now, with the Nov. 1 deadline for...
  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
  • Chicago corrections officer charged in pot smuggling attempt

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A corrections officer in Chicago's Cook County Jail was arrested on Tuesday and faces a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle two sandwiches packed with marijuana into the jail last year, federal authorities said....
  • Giving pricey hepatitis drug to prisoners may be financially wise

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using expensive new antivirals to treat hepatitis C in prisoners makes fiscal sense, a new paper says. Based on computer models, new pricey drug combinations were more cost-effective than older drug combinations and no...
  • Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release

    Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release
    A Baltimore man awaiting trial for murder was mistakenly released from a city detention facility Friday — an error that was not recognized for two days, according to corrections officials. He remained at large Monday night. Officials said they...
  • Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now

    Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now
    Kim Rothstein will have to wait a little longer to finally be rid of her Ponzi schemer husband — and the "Mrs. Scott Rothstein" moniker. The infamous couple's no-fault divorce, which was expected to be finalized Monday morning at a brief court...