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  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus...
  • GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect

    GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect
    As bank robberies go, this one went by the book. There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand. Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...
  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Despite horrible childhood, U. Nazareth man gets prison for sex with girl

    By all accounts, Vincent Ritchie of Upper Nazareth Township endured a childhood of horrors. When he was about 6 years old, Ritchie was hungry and complained to his mother that the bread on his sandwich was stale. So, according to court records, she...
  • Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates

    Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates
    A roof collapse at a privately run Texas prison complex left 19 inmates injured Saturday, police officials said. The collapse occurred in the "inner portion" of the Diboll Correctional Center around 11:30 a.m., Diboll Police Sgt. Brandan Lovell told the...
  • Missouri executes convicted triple murderer

    Missouri executes convicted triple murderer
    After a nearly day-long delay amid a flurry of final appeals, Missouri put to death a triple murderer who had claimed both that he was innocent and that he suffered from mental incompetence. John Middleton, 54, was given a lethal injection and...
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

    John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem
    John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money. How bad has the incarceration problem...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...
  • Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed

    Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed
    Before he could even get into his holding cell, a Florida inmate being booked into jail attacked a law enforcement officer, according to Bay News 9. Xavier Washington, 43, was sent to the Marion County Jail on violation of probation and career...