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  • Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge

    Rosemary Grant Higgins, Cook County associate judge
    It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases. "It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
  • A seminary behind bars seeks to change Texas prison system

    ROSHARON Texas (Reuters) - In a solitary confinement unit at a maximum-security prison in Texas, convicted murderer Troup Foster offers spiritual guidance to offenders as a part of a program designed to spark a cultural change in the country's largest...
  • Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader

    Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader
    For Anthony Licata, the honeymoon is over. In fact, it never even began. His intention was to get married last weekend, then sail away on a 10-day honeymoon cruise around Italy and Greece. Federal prosecutors, however, had less blissful plans. Just...
  • Militants threaten to kill U.S. pastor jailed in Iran: wife

    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - The Idaho wife of an Iranian-American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years said on Thursday her husband has received death threats from Islamic State militants held in the same detention center. Saeed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...