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  • Former Inmate Joins Senators Calling For New Women's Prison

    Former Inmate Joins Senators Calling For New Women's Prison
    Federal prison officials talk a great deal about the importance of preserving the bond between female inmates and their children, the author of "Orange is the New Black" said Wednesday. But their talking points do not reflect the realities of life at the...
  • 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...
  • What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?

    What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?
    Come on, federal Bureau of Prisons. You couldn't possibly be this inept or disorganized, could you? Get to work now on building the promised low-security prison in Danbury for female inmates from the Northeast. The money has been allocated, according to...
  • John A. Walker Jr. dies at 77; masterminded family spy operation

    John A. Walker Jr. dies at 77; masterminded family spy operation
    John A. Walker Jr., a convicted spy who masterminded a family operation that sold military secrets for nearly two decades and enabled the Soviet Union to decipher more than 1 million classified messages sent and received by U.S. Navy vessels, has died...
  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • Blotter: Man in fisherman's hat robs gas station in Oak Park

    Blotter: Man in fisherman's hat robs gas station in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A man 30 to 35 years old and wearing a fishermen's white floppy hat robbed the Circle K Shell, 401 Madison St., at gunpoint of $175 at 9:45 p.m. Aug. 26. The man fled east on Madison. Two...
  • 49ers' Ray McDonald arrested Sunday for felony domestic abuse

    SAN JOSE, Calif. 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for felony domestic abuse early Sunday morning in San Jose. Police arrived at McDonald's home at 2:48 a.m. where a party was being held in honor of McDonald's birthday. He turns 30 on Tuesday....
  • Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

    Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges
    The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada....