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  • Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26

    Charles Manson gets license to marry devoted prison visitor, age 26
    Wedding bells may be on the way for notorious killer Charles Manson. The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him for seven years. According to...
  • Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say

    Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say
    Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending. Prosecutors say her help,...
  • Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails

    Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails
    A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates. Approved Tuesday by county supervisors, the...
  • Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?

    Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?
    After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...
  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
  • BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial

    BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday. Assistant...
  • Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody

    Winter Springs High gang-rape suspects to remain in custody
    One by one, five teenagers in maroon jumpsuits were led into a courtroom Thursday afternoon at the Seminole County Juvenile Detention Center to face a judge for the first time since they were arrested on rape charges. Family members packed the gallery,...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades
    A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
  • Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance

    Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance
    In an effort to help inmates strengthen their family bonds, a prison in Florida decided to host a daddy-daughter dance on Nov. 4, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates wore suits and tuxedos while the girls arrived in frilly dresses with...
  • Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

    Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says
    A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office. Lisa Nichole Leroy, 33, is accused of writing letters to the inmate and engaging in sex...
  • More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...