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  • '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...
  • Inmate On Hunger Strike Deported To England

    Inmate On Hunger Strike Deported To England
    A Connecticut inmate whose liquids-only hunger strike led to a state Supreme Court decision that upheld the rights of prison officials to force-feed prisoners was deported Tuesday to England, according to his attorney and immigration officials. William...
  • 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...
  • Oklahoma death row inmates sue over 'unsound' execution practices

    A group of 21 Oklahoma death row prisoners has filed a lawsuit to prevent the state from using its "untested and unsound" execution procedures because “they create a substantial risk of severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death.”¬†...
  • Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote

    Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's decision...
  • Lawyers seek stay for condemned Oklahoma man after botched execution

    Attorneys for condemned Oklahoma inmate Charles Warner have requested a six-month stay after corrections officials botched a lethal injection last week. Warner's attorneys said in court documents that after last week's execution of Clayton Lockett went...
  • San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates

     San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates
     Under court pressure to improve psychiatric care for deeply disturbed death row inmates, state officials are moving quickly to open a 40-bed hospital at San Quentin prison to house them. The court-appointed monitor of mental health care in California's...
  • Owner of Burbank in-home daycare sentenced to six years in prison

    The owner of an in-home daycare in Burbank was sentenced to six years in state prison Wednesday after an 11-month-old boy suffocated to death from a car-seat chest strap under her care, officials said. Milena Nikodijevic, 52, owner of Twinkle Twinkle...
  • Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months

    Jackson Jr. eligible for halfway house in about 3 months
    WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20. They pointed to his relatively...
  • Florida jail explosion caused by natural gas release, investigators say

    An explosion that killed two inmates and paralyzed a corrections officer at a Pensacola, Fla., jail was caused by a natural gas release inside the facility, investigators said Friday. At least 184 people suffered injuries among the more than 600 inmates...
  • Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son

    Cleveland man charged with killing 2-year-old son
    A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night. Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...