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  • BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows

    BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows
    Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.  Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison

    Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison
    A longtime Franklin County Jail warden is in line to become the next director of the Northampton County Prison. Daniel S. Keen, warden of the 474-bed prison in Franklin County since 2011, is Northampton County Executive John Brown's choice to take...
  • Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison

    Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison
    Charged with allowing his 6-year-old daughter's teeth to rot and under investigation in the deaths of three of his other children, a Lehigh Township man was able to avoid jail in November by promising a judge that he'd check himself into drug rehab. But...
  • Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits

    Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits
    Chicago taxpayers could be out more than $13 million after the City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended settling three lawsuits — two in wrongful prosecution cases and one for alleged minority and sexual discrimination in Fire Department...
  • Authorities investigate death of inmate at Lehigh County corrections center

    An inmate was found dead Monday morning at the Lehigh County Corrections Center, authorities say. Theodore Volack III was found unresponsive in his bed around 5:15 a.m., according to a news release from the county's corrections director Ed Sweeney....
  • Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing

    Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball star Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying he didn't listen to...
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...
  • John Goodman will remain behind bars as court denies appeal for bond

    John Goodman won't get to sleep in his own bed while he appeals his latest DUI conviction and 16-year prison sentence. The Wellington polo magnate soon will be shipped from Palm Beach County Jail to a state prison, now that the 4th District Court of...