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  • At issue: Solitary confinement for death row inmates

    Should prisoners in Virginia sentenced to die for their crimes be kept in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives? That was at issue before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Tuesday, with the Virginia Department of...
  • A mini-Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Virginia's legislature didn't like the idea of Medicaid expansion to cover all Virginia adults with incomes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty line, but the state has quietly embarked on a kind of mini-expansion. It affects prisoners. And it...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $1.1 billion for the Virginia Department of Corrections

    The Virginia Department of Corrections took the biggest hit, by far, earlier this year when the state rolled back spending to account for missed revenue projections. The department agreed to cover 506 of the up to 565 layoffs called for in the new...
  • Teen suspect in slaying of Oakland Park woman returned to Broward

    It was late on a June night when an intruder awoke 19-year-old Nicole Franco as she lay beneath the covers in her bed. The burglar stabbed the aspiring chef with one of her own knives and watched her call 911 before fleeing with her wallet. Those are...
  • In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

    Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...
  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...
  • Hit man in 'Yom Kippur murders' dies of natural causes on death row

    A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the "Yom Kippur murders," died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said. Steven Homick, 74, died at a nearby hospital, according to...
  • Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

    Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor
    In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive. On Wednesday morning...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws

    Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws
    Jailed former Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Conahan has written to the in-laws of his co-conspirator, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., demanding they repay nearly $130,000 he says they owe him. Incarcerated in a Florida prison, Conahan recently wrote to Gerald...