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  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...
  • Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'

    Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'
    The United States is a world leader in a lot of areas. Perhaps most disconcerting is our dominance in the area of incarceration. More than 2 million people currently reside in America's prisons and jails, a figure that has more than quadrupled since 1980,...
  • Norway to rent Dutch prisons to cut convict queue

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to rent prison space in the Netherlands as the queue of convicts awaiting cells is growing and renovation work at Norwegian jails is expected to cut capacity, the justice ministry said on Monday. "At the moment, the queue...
  • On day of parole, contraband pot snarls inmate's exit

    It was the day Northampton County Prison inmate James E. Toy was finally going to be released, and he was gathering up his things. Freedom may have been calling, that didn't mean that Toy was going to leave behind his marijuana. It was a "de minimus"...
  • Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation

     Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation
    Dean Chavez was 20 years old on the alcohol-soaked night when he and four buddies killed an off-duty neighborhood cop in Hegewisch, a collection of trim, brick homes on Chicago's southeastern fringe. Chavez served 10 years of a nearly three-decade...
  • Former women's prison ready for transformation

    Former women's prison ready for transformation
    The Broward County Correctional facility still screams maximum security -- its 15-foot-high perimeter fence, dressed with winding rows of razor-sharp concertina wire, appears impassable. But there are no inmates here and only a single security guard, an...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000-a-shot drug to fight addiction, recidivism

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (Reuters) - When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who...
  • Republicans Blast Public Safety Chief On N.Y. Jail Probe; Malloy's Office Calls Charges 'Cheap'

    Two Republican state senators said Tuesday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's public safety commissioner, Dora Schriro, should have disclosed at her legislative confirmation hearing in March that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating the New York City...
  • Delay In Danbury Prison Renovation Called "Unacceptable, Inexplicable"

    Delay In Danbury Prison Renovation Called "Unacceptable, Inexplicable"
    Citing a new report by a team from Yale Law School on the human costs of delayed renovations at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut's U.S. senators are calling on federal officials to expedite the project. "The delay is simply...
  • Report blames coal ash for cancers at Pennsylvania prison

    HARRISBURG — A high rate of cancer among inmates at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison is linked to a nearby coal ash dump, and the correctional facility should be closed down, according to a report made public Tuesday. Eleven prisoners died of...