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  • Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'

    Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'
    It is Good Friday. Richard Lapointe's hearing aids are set so high they are whistling. He is peering through thick eyeglasses. His jaunty little mustache has turned white. He is as tiny and fragile as ever. He remains impossibly naive, even after being...
  • Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo

    Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo
    A three-day manhunt for a convicted killer ended Friday night when he was arrested by Chicago police after being identified by a distinctive neck tattoo, authorities said. Kamron T. Taylor, 23, of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, was arrested on...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • Report cites numerous problem at Dayton women's prison

    A state women's prison in Dayton has numerous problems, including inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates, the availability of prohibited substances and problems with mental health services, according to a new report. Several staff...
  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape from an eastern Illinois jail where she had once worked. Authorities say Kamron T....
  • Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000

     Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000
    With the manhunt for a killer in its third day after he walked out of the Kankakee County jail after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform, authorities on Friday increased the reward for his capture to $25,000. Kankakee County...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail
    Two dozen inmates sat in a makeshift classroom on a recent afternoon at the Baltimore City Detention Center getting a crash course in civics. Instructor Meg Ward had written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's name on a whiteboard, explaining the structure...
  • Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment

    Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment
    A federal judge Thursday ordered that a California prison inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Should the operation occur, it will be the first in state prison history and cost as much asĀ $100,000, according to Joyce Hayhoe,...
  • Justice Department aids transgender inmate

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Friday extended a helping hand to a transgender Georgia inmate doing hard time in a men's prison. Underscoring a significant legal turnaround, federal officials say a restrictive Georgia policy for providing health...
  • Ex-inmate claims halfway house counselor had sex with him

    A former inmate at a privately run halfway house in western Pennsylvania has sued the center and a former counselor, claiming she had sex with him on the premises and in hotel rooms she rented. The lawsuit, filed in February and first reported Thursday...
  • Informant posing as Klan hit man leads to prison guard bust

    The Ku Klux Klan hit man pulled a burner phone from his pocket and showed his Klan brother a photograph of a slain black man in rural north Florida. "Is that what you wanted?" the hit man asked his Klan brother, a 25-year-old prison guard. "Yes sir,...