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  • Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones

    Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones
    Smuggling a cellphone to an inmate is a felony, and everyone who enters a prison is searched for contraband. And yet, inside Florida's prisons, the phones are everywhere. Cellphones have become a hot commodity in prison black markets, according to...
  • Detroit prep football star arrested hours after release from jail

    Jayru Campbell the Detroit Cass Tech football star who served time in jail for assaulting a school security officer is back in police custody Friday, just hours after being released from jail. A source familiar with the incident told the Free Press...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

    Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
    A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother's death, according to an appellate court ruling. The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate...
  • Texas captures convicted killer hours after prison break

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas captured a convicted killer on Monday eight hours after he broke out of prison in Amarillo by scaling a fence and dodging gunfire. Marvin Garcia, 34, was spotted by a search plane as he jumped from a northbound train 30 to 40...
  • NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner

    NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says

     State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...
  • Arizona inmate recaptured after climbing basketball hoop to escape

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Authorities have recaptured a physically fit felon who scaled a basketball hoop to escape from an Arizona detention center and was on the run for more than two months, a top law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Wade Cole...
  • Six L.A. sheriff's deputies sentenced to federal prison

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six current or former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were convicted of conspiring to thwart an FBI probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the largest U.S. jail system were sentenced on Tuesday to prison...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...