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Jails and Prisons

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  • 2 Board of Review analysts sentenced to prison for bribery

    A federal judge Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers to prison for taking bribes to fix property tax assessments in Cook County, calling low-level public corruption such as theirs a scourge that damages democratic society. U.S. District Judge John...
  • New Mexico to eliminate conjugal visits for prisoners

    New Mexico to eliminate conjugal visits for prisoners
    ALBURQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico will end conjugal visits between inmates and their spouses next month, officials said Wednesday, in a move that will leave the once-widespread practice in place in only three U.S. states. In addition to...
  • FDLE: Prison credit card scam netted more than $20,000

    FDLE: Prison credit card scam netted more than $20,000
    An inmate serving time in Polk County and his wife in Orlando transferred more than $20,000 from stolen credit cards into prisoner trust fund accounts, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After Tamika Teague, 34, deposited the...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Kenneth Ireland: Learning To Live On The Outside, Fighting The Fears That Linger

    Kenneth Ireland: Learning To Live On The Outside, Fighting The Fears That Linger
    It was a man Kenneth Ireland had not seen in decades. There he was, unrecognizable, staring back at him in a mirror in a New Haven restaurant where Ireland's lawyers had taken him for a steak dinner on the day he was released from prison after serving...
  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...
  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • Man charged with breaking into Downers Grove home

    Man charged with breaking into Downers Grove home
    A Hillside man is facing a felony charge after he was accused of breaking into a Downers Grove home last week. Louis Colella, 51, was charged with one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, Downers Grove Police Lt. Michael Willison said in a...
  • Legislators Punch Up Penalty For 'Knockout Game'

    HARTFORD — A legislative committee hoped to strike a blow Monday against what's been called the "Knockout Game," an alleged fad among teenagers across the country who punch unsuspecting passersby in an attempt to knock them unconscious. The bill...
  • California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement

    California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement
    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. —California's $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates. When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a...
  • Judge orders limits on use of pepper spray on mentally ill inmates

    SACRAMENTO — A federal judge Thursday called California's use of large amounts of pepper spray on mentally ill prisoners a "horrific violation" of their constitutional rights and ordered restrictions on the use of the chemical agent. U.S. District...