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  • 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....
  • Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

    Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants
    As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations...
  • Proposed facility in Adelanto could ease jail crowding in L.A. County

    Proposed facility in Adelanto could ease jail crowding in L.A. County
    Los Angeles County's overcrowded and outdated jail system is a headache for local officials; but for leaders of the small and economically distressed desert city of Adelanto, it's a potential windfall — or so they hope. County supervisors recently...
  • Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders

    Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama’s waning years in...
  • County consultant lays out options for jail overhaul

    County consultant lays out options for jail overhaul
    A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a longterm plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the jail system in a report released Wednesday. The county supervisors, concerned...
  • Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul

    Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul
    A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a long term plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the county's jail system in a report released Wednesday. Concerned about...
  • Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings

    Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jorge Torrez, who is awaiting sentencing in a sailor’s murder and is charged in the slaying of two Zion girls on Mother’s Day 2005, told a fellow inmate how he stabbed both girls over and over, knifing their throats...
  • Downstate woman became concealed carry icon

     Downstate woman became concealed carry icon
    Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns. It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
  • Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It

    Sworn To Uphold The Law, Lawmen Sometimes Break It
    An arrogance laces through the episodes of corruption and abuse of office by Connecticut lawmen down through the generations, lending a certain timelessness to those crimes. Middlesex County Sheriff John Lawrence Lewis' coddling of two imprisoned...
  • State counts empty medical beds to cut prison crowding

    State counts empty medical beds to cut prison crowding
    Gov. Jerry Brown's administration states that California has already met a court-ordered limit on the state prison population, but inmate lawyers argue that is because the state is counting a half-filled medical prison closed to new admissions. A...
  • Jerry Brown for governor

    Jerry Brown returned to the governor's office in 2010 after the state had bottomed out and a cautious economic recovery was underway. At the same time, voters eased his job considerably by throwing out a crippling Depression-era constitutional provision...