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  • Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured

    Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured
    A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
  • After two months, city jail gang case nears jury

    After two months, city jail gang case nears jury
    After more than two months of testimony, the federal trial of eight defendants in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case is expected to be presented to the jury for deliberations as soon as Wednesday. Defense attorneys for the two inmates,...
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
  • Trial of 10-year-old accused of murdering 90-year-old bedridden woman moved to juvenile court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court. The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
  • Male Correction Officer Charged With Sex Assault At Women's Prison

    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a male correction officer, state police said Friday. Jeff Bromley, 46, was charged Thursday with second-degree sexual...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison

    Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison
    Jeremy Meeks' mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant  glare sent the Internet into a frenzy last year. But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks' mug did little to change the...
  • Kendall bids to house U.S. Marshal inmates

    Kendall County is making a bid to house U.S. Marshal's inmates under a similar agreement the federal agency had with Kane County which appears to have fizzled out. The sheriff's office filed an application to house 30 inmates at its county jail in...
  • Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail

    Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail
    The city of Newport News said Thursday it plans to shut down a minimum-security correctional center on the banks of the James River and move the inmates to the Newport News City Jail within a matter of months. The decision to close the City Prison...
  • DA: Bucks County prison guard charged with harassing inmates

    Bucks County authorities say a former prison guard forced inmates to undergo strip-searches, watched them use the bathroom and made sexual comments to "harass, demean and humiliate them." Joseph Ronald Mullen, 28, was charged Wednesday with official...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • Buncich to fight jail infirmary bid

    CROWN POINT – Efforts to turn the fourth floor of the Lake County Jail into an infirmary for inmates in need of skilled care is just too costly for the county pursue, officials say. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said he plans to fight efforts...