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  • What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?

    What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?
    Come on, federal Bureau of Prisons. You couldn't possibly be this inept or disorganized, could you? Get to work now on building the promised low-security prison in Danbury for female inmates from the Northeast. The money has been allocated, according to...
  • Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail

    Prosecutors ask judge to sentence Alarcon to 180 days in jail
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 180 days in county jail and 1,000 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud. “Richard Alarcon is...
  • Ex-prisoner settles claims over assault by Northampton County Prison guard

    An Allentown man who claims he was beaten by a Northampton County corrections officer in retribution for smuggling a cellphone into prison has settled a federal lawsuit against the county and the guard. Frank Buccini will receive a total of $72,500...
  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal

    Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal
    Two more Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers pleaded guilty and another inmate has been sentenced in connection with last year's jail racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Former jail employees Aisha Fraction, 26,...
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • Oklahoma inmate died from injection in botched execution, not heart attack

    An Oklahoma murderer who writhed and gasped for 43 minutes until dying 10 minutes after officials had called off his execution succumbed to the lethal injection drugs, not to a heart attack, according to autopsy results released Thursday. The...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
  • Malloy Department of Correction Commissioner Stepping Down

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that his recently appointed state correction commissioner James E. Dzurenda is stepping down to take a leadership role in the New York City prison system. A Stratford resident who has worked for the Connecticut DOC...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...