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  • Guantanamo forced feedings: Doctor says using olive oil was mistake

    WASHINGTON Navy medical staff put Guantanamo prisoners' health at risk by using "for cultural preference" olive oil to lubricate feeding tubes, a doctor testified at federal court hearing on prison force-feeding practice Tuesday. Dr. Steven Miles, a...
  • Inmate turns up dead after reporting threats by guard

    MIAMI Yet another suspicious death this one at a women's prison in Ocala last week has civil rights groups calling for a Justice Department probe into prison abuse. Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution's harshest and...
  • L.A. County votes to keep ICE presence 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Some Guantanamo hunger strikers get special treatment, detainee argues

    WASHINGTON Six Guantanamo captives who've been on hunger strike since 2007 got comfy seats this year, communal forced-feedings and television distraction as a way to get them to stop their food protest at the Pentagon prison, it was revealed at federal...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court should give half an inch on inmate's beard

    When it ruled this year that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit corporation, had a religious right to refuse to include contraception in its employee health insurance plans, the Supreme Court pushed an important principle to unreasonable extremes. But the...
  • In prison grooming case, justices become the 'Barbers of Capitol Hill'

    WASHINGTON Arkansas prison inmate Gregory Houston Holt has a violent past, a dreary future and now, it appears, a decent shot at a Supreme Court victory. On Tuesday, conservative and liberal justices alike sounded sympathetic to Holt's claims that prison...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard

    Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the execution warrant for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, a development that came three days after the five-time killer publicly backed away from challenging the state to execute him. Absent a stay, Ballard will be...
  • Sentence for Moore Township rapist cut by nearly 14 years at appeal

    A Moore Township rapist once labeled "an ultimate and utmost" danger to society saw his decades-long sentence shaved on Thursday by nearly 14 years, giving him hope of one day being released from prison. In 2007, Patrick Horan received almost 40 to 80...