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  • Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000

     Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000
    With the manhunt for a killer in its third day after he walked out of the Kankakee County jail after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform, authorities on Friday increased the reward for his capture to $25,000. Kankakee County...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail
    Two dozen inmates sat in a makeshift classroom on a recent afternoon at the Baltimore City Detention Center getting a crash course in civics. Instructor Meg Ward had written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's name on a whiteboard, explaining the structure...
  • Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment

    Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment
    A federal judge Thursday ordered that a California prison inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Should the operation occur, it will be the first in state prison history and cost as much asĀ $100,000, according to Joyce Hayhoe,...
  • Justice Department aids transgender inmate

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Friday extended a helping hand to a transgender Georgia inmate doing hard time in a men's prison. Underscoring a significant legal turnaround, federal officials say a restrictive Georgia policy for providing health...
  • Ex-inmate claims halfway house counselor had sex with him

    A former inmate at a privately run halfway house in western Pennsylvania has sued the center and a former counselor, claiming she had sex with him on the premises and in hotel rooms she rented. The lawsuit, filed in February and first reported Thursday...
  • Informant posing as Klan hit man leads to prison guard bust

    The Ku Klux Klan hit man pulled a burner phone from his pocket and showed his Klan brother a photograph of a slain black man in rural north Florida. "Is that what you wanted?" the hit man asked his Klan brother, a 25-year-old prison guard. "Yes sir,...
  • Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled...
  • Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom

    Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom
    Barron Shannon left prison for the fourth time in less than a decade on a Greyhound bus. He had some photos and letters from home in a Manila envelope, a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a few dollars from the state of Illinois in his pocket. He was...
  • Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay

    Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay
    When Robert Durst spent more than two months in Northampton County Prison 14 years ago, Allentown attorney John Waldron got a front-row seat to what it's like to represent an eccentric client with unlimited means. The Lehigh University alumnus didn't...
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon found dead in San Quentin prison cell

    'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon found dead in San Quentin prison cell
    J.C.X. Simon -- one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s -- has died, prison officials said Friday. Simon, 69, was pronounced dead at San Quentin prison at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after being...
  • Keeping death penalty would help keep prison guards safe

    Keeping death penalty would help keep prison guards safe
    Imagine, for a minute, that you work in a prison. Put yourself in the shoes of a young correctional officer. You suit up, say goodbye to your family for the day and head to work. You are charged with patrolling a packed ward of high-security inmates...