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  • Convicted killer conspired to shoot self, sue prison system, investigators say

    A man serving a life sentence for a Hollywood murder faced new charges Tuesday after investigators say he conspired to shoot himself, sue the Department of Corrections and seek to have his sentence reduced. Kirk Cartwright, 33, is facing several charges,...
  • Inmate known for his torrent of lawsuits targets Michael Ballard mass-murder case

    The Pennsylvania inmate is known in cyberspace as the most litigious man in history. To his cult following on the Internet, he's a modern comic genius. To the court system, he's a scourge, his unending frivolous lawsuits nothing to laugh about. Jonathan...
  • Tate George Faces Sentencing For Role In Ponzi Scheme

     Tate George Faces Sentencing For Role In Ponzi Scheme
    Former UConn basketball legend Tate George could be sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to as many as six to nine years in prison after being convicted last year in a Ponzi scheme involving investors in his real estate company. George's sentencing...
  • Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer

    Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer
    John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
  • Should drug court 'sanction time' be credited?

    Should drug court 'sanction time' be credited?
    HAMPTON — When defendants take part in local "drug court" programs, they can be sent off to jail for nights at a time should they test positive for drugs. But if those violations lead them to get kicked out of the program, should they get credit...
  • California expands parole for elderly, medically frail

    California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole. The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
  • Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son

    Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son
    A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night. Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...
  • San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates

     San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates
     Under court pressure to improve psychiatric care for deeply disturbed death row inmates, state officials are moving quickly to open a 40-bed hospital at San Quentin prison to house them. The court-appointed monitor of mental health care in California's...
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter

    Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter
    Authorities in Canada and the United States were searching on Monday for three fugitives who escaped from a Quebec jail in a helicopter, the second airborne prison break in the Canadian province in just over a year. Police say the three men, who were...