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  • Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced

    Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced
    A former Baltimore corrections officer who had a child with a gang leader inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. Katera Stevenson, 24, one of four corrections officers impregnated by Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, had...
  • Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail

    Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the local justice system should expedite cases of those charged with minor offenses, citing cases such as that of an alleged candy bar thief jailed for months before being released to drug treatment.  At a Tuesday...
  • Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day

    Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day
    Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long. "Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back...
  • Rauner appoints state prisons director

    Rauner appoints state prisons director
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S. State Department and Alaska prison system. Rauner's office said Donald Stolworthy, 54, is an expert in...
  • Orange County sheriff's deputy stabbed by inmate

    An Orange County sheriff's deputy was briefly hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed by an inmate, authorities said. The deputy was picking up lunch trays about 1 p.m. in the disciplinary isolation wing of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana when an...
  • Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop

    Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop
    An Allentown man who pointed a gun at police officers during a chase, but then tripped and dropped the weapon, was sentenced Monday to five to 10 years in a state prison. Thomas Emmanuel Washington, 29, also was charged with ramming a police cruiser with...
  • Pennsylvania county jails turning away from immigration role

    More Pennsylvania counties with jails are limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities following a court decision last year in favor of an Allentown man wrongly held in Lehigh County Jail on suspicion that he was in the country...
  • Inmate videos aim to reduce New York prison sexual assaults

    On his first day in a Michigan prison for robbing a photo store with a toy gun, 17-year-old T.J. Parsell was dragged into an empty cell and gang-raped. Now the 54-year-old activist and filmmaker has created videos instructing newcomers to New York...
  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...
  • Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case

    Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case
    When his National Guard company deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone to "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But his deployment...
  • Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special

    Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special
    Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday. She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally). Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...