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  • 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...
  • For attorney general, Kamala Harris

     For attorney general, Kamala Harris
    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held...
  • Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe

    Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe
    A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...
  • Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away

    Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away
    A Chicago man who escaped from a downstate prison was captured this morning, walking on a gravel road near Interstate 70 less than four miles from the prison, officials said. Marcus Battice, 21, escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center, about 245...
  • Former corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling contraband into prison

    Former corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling contraband into prison
    A former federal corrections officer who admitted to smuggling porn and other contraband into prison for $28,000 in illegal payments recently agreed to a plea deal, officials said. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that 30-year-old Antoine D....
  • Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults

    Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults
    MIDDLETOWN — In trouble with the law since the age of 11, Francis Anderson spent most of his life locked up in prison and in juvenile detention facilities. So when he was acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect in August 2013 of charges of...
  • Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'

    Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'
    Under attack from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — who gave him an "F for new ideas" and accused him of plagiarism — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley blamed his campaign staff Thursday for copying language from Internet sources into an...
  • Judge Orders Man Acquitted By Reason Of Insanity To Remain In Prison

     Judge Orders Man Acquitted By Reason Of Insanity To Remain In Prison
    MIDDLETOWN — The right that a man found not guilty by reason of insanity has to mental health treatment does not trump the court's obligation to protect people's safety, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in an unusual case involving a patient...
  • Guantanamo forced feedings: Doctor says using olive oil was mistake

    WASHINGTON Navy medical staff put Guantanamo prisoners' health at risk by using "for cultural preference" olive oil to lubricate feeding tubes, a doctor testified at federal court hearing on prison force-feeding practice Tuesday. Dr. Steven Miles, a...
  • Inmate turns up dead after reporting threats by guard

    MIAMI Yet another suspicious death this one at a women's prison in Ocala last week has civil rights groups calling for a Justice Department probe into prison abuse. Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution's harshest and...
  • L.A. County votes to keep ICE presence in jails

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. The board voted 3-0 to...