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  • Mom of inmate allegedly dared by guard to hang himself sues over son's Rikers Island suicide

    The mother of a suicidal New York City inmate who hanged himself in a Rikers Island solitary confinement cell in 2013 after repeatedly threatening to do so — and was even dared by one guard to do it — has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against...
  • House panel hears Jay Inslee plan to fight property crime by supervising released offenders

    A bill to combat Washington's worst-in-the-nation property crime rate by putting offenders on a revived state supervision program drew criticism in a House committee hearing Wednesday afternoon. The proposal, announced in January by Gov. Jay Inslee and a...
  • Ex-Halawa guard convicted of taking bribes from 'USO Family' prison gang sentenced to 8 years

    A former Halawa Correctional Facility guard is headed to federal prison for eight years for taking bribes from a gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to inmates. In handing down the sentence against Feso Malufau Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster

    Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster
    The Catholic priest and the childhood friend of imprisoned Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. allegedly met at a low-key Italian restaurant tucked in a strip mall in Lake Barrington, a place with the usual dark wood and quiet booths, Sinatra crooning...
  • State prison guard gets 10 years behind bars for trafficking teens with inmate boyfriend

    A former prison guard was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for forcing two teens into prostitution with the help of her boyfriend, whom she met when he was an inmate. Poshauntamarin Walker, 35, who last lived in Coatesville, near Philadelphia,...
  • Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced

    Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced
    Tavon White, described by authorities as a calculating gang leader who essentially took over the Baltimore jail to smuggle drugs in cahoots with corrections officers, drew compliments from a federal judge and prosecutor at his sentencing Monday. U.S....
  • Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor

    Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor
    A bitter Drew Peterson stood in a courtroom two years ago and demanded that Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow look him in the eye. “Never forget my face,” Peterson said as his voice shook with rage. “Never forget what...
  • U.S. looks to detain more mother, child migrants, sometimes for months

    WASHINGTON An almost-abandoned practice of holding migrant mothers and children in prisonlike settings is not only back but also is surging as the U.S. government continues to struggle with the wave of migrants fleeing violence in Central America. The...
  • What's next for City Farm

    The City Prison Farm, a minimum-security correctional facility in Newport News, served a valuable purpose for decades. But time has taken its toll and, according to a consultant's report, the price tag of needed repairs may not be worth taxpayers'...
  • Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured

    Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured
    A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...