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  • Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country

    Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
    Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
  • Inmates face problem habit

    Inmates face problem habit
    Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn't control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of dollars — and the...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to extend ICE deal 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...
  • Juvenile detention camp therapist pleads not guilty to molesting teen

    A former therapist at a juvenile detention camp pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. Ana Patricia Moennich, 36, was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on sexual...
  • Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement

    Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement
    In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe. The hand-written letters were dated Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. They were both released...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified

    Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified
    A 29-year-old man who was fatally stabbed over the weekend on the Near North Side has been identified, authorities said. About 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police officers responded to a call in the 800 block of North Orleans Street and found a man lying...
  • Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin

    Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin
    Once largely relegated to Baltimore City, heroin use and its related adverse consequences are spreading to every part of the state, and an increasing number of Maryland's citizens are dying of heroin overdoses. This shift reflects national trends...
  • Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system

    Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system
    Los Angeles County Public Defender Ron Brown walked into a Pomona court Wednesday and saw first-hand the impact of Proposition 47 — the voter-approved initiative that reduces penalties for drug possession and other nonviolent crimes. His office...
  • Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege

    Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege
    An Orange County corrections officer was arrested by police Wednesday, accused of pointing a gun at a renter during an argument at her home in June, an arrest report states. Laura Hindman, 49, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,...