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  • Dinner-plate attack at ORMC leads to foam plates, finger foods

    Dinner-plate attack at ORMC leads to foam plates, finger foods
    After an inmate at Orlando Regional Medical Center brushed aside a hamburger and used a ceramic dinner plate to attack an officer, hospital officials on Thursday announced changes for meal service for patients under certain "legal or correctional...
  • Louisiana guard fired after arrest on suspicion of raping inmate

    (Reuters) - A male corrections officer in northwestern Louisiana was fired this week after his arrest on suspicion of forcibly raping a female inmate, authorities said Thursday. The arrest of Natchitoches Parish Detention Center guard Lindsey Webster...
  • 3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract

    3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract
    State investigators say an Ocoee man and a Gainesville couple bilked the state out of more than $1 million as part of a kickback scheme involving a food-service contract with the Department of Corrections. Thomas Tomblin is accused of using his position...
  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • Dagestan ex-mayor jailed for plotting 'terrorist' attack on rival

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man long relied on by President Vladimir Putin to rule one of Russia's most violent cities was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Wednesday on charges of plotting a "terrorist" attack to kill a political rival. A military court...
  • Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand

     Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand
    Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum. The sprawling detention complex in the...
  • 'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says

    'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says
    She knew him as Sharky. The Fort Lauderdale girl met him online and, according to investigators, she sent him 25 sexually explicit photographs of herself. But when the 15-year-old girl tried to break off their 15-month-long relationship in February,...
  • Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela

    CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's...
  • West Boynton man accused of fatally shooting man, running over woman

    A botched drug-deal-turned robbery led to the fatal shooting of a Boynton Beach man before a woman was shot and repeatedly run over, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office news release. The woman, Imanni Walker, 19, survived, but is in...
  • Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF

    Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF
    Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. The...
  • Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money

    Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money
    A man on parole in a drug case shot and killed a woman who had evicted him from the West Garfield Park apartment they had shared on and off since his release early this year, prosecutors said today. Erick Sanders, 20, was arrested at a relative's home in...