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  • Jurors in Bryan Stow civil case hear little from attackers

    Jurors in Bryan Stow civil case hear little from attackers
    After weeks of graphic testimony about the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, jurors in a civil lawsuit against the team finally heard directly from the perpetrators of the assault. But they didn't hear very much. In video of a...
  • Better oversight of freed felons a necessity

    Better oversight of freed felons  a necessity
    Is Florida tough on crime? You bet. Are Florida citizens safe from felons who get out of prison? Not exactly. A recent Pew Charitable Trusts study shows Florida released more inmates from prison than any other state without providing any further...
  • 'Capturing the Friedmans' Subject Seeks to Overturn 1988 Conviction

    Jesse Friedman looked composed but slightly weary Tuesday morning as he sat in a rented mini-bus en route from Manhattan's Upper East Side to a press conference at the Nassau County Supreme Court, where he was about to begin the latest chapter in the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing

    Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing
    Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the "boldest move in criminal justice in decades," Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis that had appalled federal judges and stumped governors for two decades. Diverting thousands of...
  • Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization

    Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women's informed consent was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no evidence that doctors...
  • State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds

    State prisons violated procedures in sterilizations, audit finds
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons¬†underwent sterilizations in which the women’s “informed consent” was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no...
  • Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer

    Federal judge stays scheduled execution for Missouri killer
    John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
  • California expands parole for elderly, medically frail

    California parole officials Monday said the state is ready to begin the early release of elderly and frail prisoners who meet new criteria for parole. The program's details were released publicly for the first time at a meeting of the Board of Parole...
  • County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait

    County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait
    Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to discuss a proposed $2-billion overhaul of the county jail system Tuesday and could vote to move forward with one of the construction options laid out in a consultant's report. Vanir Construction Management...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...