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  • 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...
  • State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration

    State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
    HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there. Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits

    Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits
    Chicago taxpayers could be out more than $13 million after the City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended settling three lawsuits — two in wrongful prosecution cases and one for alleged minority and sexual discrimination in Fire Department...
  • Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail

    Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail
    A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....
  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • L.A. City Atty. Feuer makes valid case for funding under Prop. 47

    Proposition 47, adopted last month, turned six drug possession and low-level property felonies into misdemeanors, setting in motion some rejiggering of California's criminal justice system. Among the changes in Los Angeles is the transfer of caseloads...
  • Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails

    Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails
    A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates. Approved Tuesday by county supervisors, the...
  • Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?

    Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?
    After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...