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  • Sex offender who abused teenage girl gets 518-year sentence

    A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said. José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual...
  • 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 as $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,...
  • Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues

    Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues
    Heavily armed teams of officers on Thursday continued to search for a murderer who walked out of the Kankakee County jail a day earlier after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski said officials...
  • Sheriff links staff cuts to Illinois murder convict's escape

    Law enforcement officers armed with rifles on Thursday searched homes in eastern Illinois for a convicted murderer on the run, as the sheriff overseeing the manhunt linked his escape to budget and jail staffing cuts. Officers have searched around 50...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 3

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA PRISON WORKERS ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL INMATE Officials say three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting...
  • Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says

    Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says
    GAINESVILLE — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a...