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  • Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody

    Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody
    One by one, five teenagers in maroon jumpsuits were led into a courtroom Thursday afternoon at the Seminole County Juvenile Detention Center to face a judge for the first time since they were arrested on rape charges. Family members packed the gallery,...
  • BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial

    BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday. Assistant...
  • Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified

    Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified
    The Highland Park police officers who fatally shot a man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital last week were justified in their actions, authorities announced Tuesday. Christopher Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, was killed Nov. 3 after he drew a gun from his...
  • Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds

    Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds
    Medical staff members flee from the hospital room, apparently fearing for their lives, in harrowing, newly released video footage of the Nov. 3 police shooting of a Waukegan man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. Christopher Anderson, 27, and his 9-...
  • Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain

    Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain
    William Winegardner strode confidently near the head of the line of the Glen Helen 1 hand crew this summer as his team wrapped up a five-mile hike on a scorching day in San Bernardino. The sun beat on his back and sweat ran down his body like tiny rivers....
  • Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont

    Inmate dies at Lake Correctional in Clermont
    CLERMONT — A 54-year-old prisoner died at the Lake Correctional Institution on Nov. 9, the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Monday. Mark Comenzo was serving time at the Clermont facility for violation of probation in Indian River...
  • Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26

    Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26
    Wedding bells may be on the way for notorious killer Charles Manson. The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him for seven years. According to...
  • Inmates face problem habit

    Inmates face problem habit
    Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn't control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of dollars — and the...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades
    A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
  • Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country

    Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
    Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...