| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:15 AM
RICHMOND — Former Virginia state delegate Phillip A. Hamilton, who got a prison sentence far harsher than the one imposed on former governor Robert McDonnell this week, has advice for anyone following the trail he blazed from the Capitol to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:28 PM
HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court.
The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Bucks County authorities say a former prison guard forced inmates to undergo strip-searches, watched them use the bathroom and made sexual comments to "harass, demean and humiliate them."
Joseph Ronald Mullen, 28, was charged Wednesday with official...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending.
Prosecutors say her help,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:27 PM
A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates.
Approved Tuesday by county supervisors, the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:33 PM
After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation.
The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:34 AM
One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial.
Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:02 AM
For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County.
All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it.
Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...