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  • San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail

    San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail
    San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies called gay, bisexual and transgender inmates "sisses" and "freak shows" and denied them access to services given to other inmates, civil rights attorneys alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Fifteen...
  • FCC right to scrutinize exorbitant prison phone fees

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Tuesday, Oct. 21: One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that "Sesame Street" felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired...
  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary
    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners. But now, with the Nov. 1 deadline for...
  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
  • Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release

    Inmate charged with murder sought after mistaken release
    A Baltimore man awaiting trial for murder was mistakenly released from a city detention facility Friday — an error that was not recognized for two days, according to corrections officials. He remained at large Monday night. Officials said they...
  • Lake County man arrested in slaying of woman found in river

    Lake County man arrested in slaying of woman found in river
    A 44-year-old Leesburg man was charged Friday in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman found dead in the Indian River near Titusville. Brevard County Sheriff's investigators said Lance David Berning picked up Jennifer Hedges, who they believe was a...
  • Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now

    Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now
    Kim Rothstein will have to wait a little longer to finally be rid of her Ponzi schemer husband — and the "Mrs. Scott Rothstein" moniker. The infamous couple's no-fault divorce, which was expected to be finalized Monday morning at a brief court...
  • On Parole After Rape, Career Criminal Back In Prison On Child Porn Charges

     On Parole After Rape, Career Criminal Back In Prison On Child Porn Charges
    VERNON — A violent career criminal who was paroled after serving part of a prison term for rape is back in prison and will serve an additional eight years after being convicted of possessing more than 300 images of child pornography on a stolen...
  • Mother, sisters sentenced in neglect death of mentally disabled man

    Pointing to the obvious suffering they caused a mentally disabled family member who weighed only 69 pounds and was covered in scabies and lice when he died, a county judge sent his mother and two sisters to prison Thursday. Susan Gensiak, 60, was...
  • Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

    Former toll road board member Scott Batterson sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison
    Former Orlando expressway authority board member Scott Batterson was sentenced this morning to 7-1/2 years behind bars for his conviction on two bribery-related charges. Batterson, who has been incarcerated since he was found guilty Aug. 26, was granted...
  • San Bernardino County detectives make arrest in 1992 slaying

    More than two decades after a man was found shot to death on the side of a San Bernardino County road, 170 miles from his home, sheriff’s investigators say they have arrested a suspect. Gabino Mondragon Morales, of Phoenix, was arrested in Arizona...