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  • Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution

    Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution
    His Facebook profile is posted under the alias “Rico Finally Paid” and depicts Tyrelle Lockett posing in full pimp regalia, flashing handguns and waving wads of cash. Federal authorities say the profile was no act. Lockett, 21, of south...
  • Florida jail explosion caused by natural gas release, investigators say

    An explosion that killed two inmates and paralyzed a corrections officer at a Pensacola, Fla., jail was caused by a natural gas release inside the facility, investigators said Friday. At least 184 people suffered injuries among the more than 600 inmates...
  • Northampton County hosting one-day citizens academy

     
    Northampton County will host a citizens academy in May focusing on the corrections system. The one-day session will cover federal and state corrections mandates, jail statistics, inmate behavior management, community corrections and reentry, therapeutic...
  • Jackie Lacey says L.A. County should stop locking up so many people

    Jackie Lacey says L.A. County should stop locking up so many people
    You wouldn't expect the county's top prosecutor to step up to a microphone and say it's time to stop locking up so many people. But that's exactly what L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey did last week. She told the county Board of Supervisors that, in...
  • Kamala Harris for attorney general

    Six challengers stand in the way — barely — of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as she seeks a second term. Several of them are, to be kind, colorful; one or two may have political futures. One will wind up on the Nov. 4 general election...
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  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • Suspected serial killers had history of escapes and close association

    Two sex offenders accused of killing four women in Orange County while being monitored by multiple agencies had a history of escapes and a close association that was prohibited, new records obtained Friday by The Times show. Franc Cano and Steven Dean...
  • One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

    One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case
    A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...
  • Offhand Joke Dogs Drinking Man, And Leads Him To The Gallows

    Offhand Joke Dogs Drinking Man, And Leads Him To The Gallows
    John Cronin couldn't take a joke. At least he didn't take kindly to a casual joke his employer, Albert Skinner, made at his expense in 1893. He shot Skinner at the breakfast table the morning of Oct. 6, 1893, while Skinner's 5-year-old daughter was in the...
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old in Claremont

    A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year-old girl. Joseph Davall, 33, of Yucca Valley, allegedly entered the home in Claremont on March 21, came upon a young girl alone in her bed and sexually assaulted her....