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  • 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...
  • Sentence for Moore Township rapist cut by nearly 14 years at appeal

    A Moore Township rapist once labeled "an ultimate and utmost" danger to society saw his decades-long sentence shaved on Thursday by nearly 14 years, giving him hope of one day being released from prison. In 2007, Patrick Horan received almost 40 to 80...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee

    Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee
    A juvenile hall guard in Bakersfield was in custody Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a juvenile detained at the facility, police officials announced. Bakersfield police on Sept. 30 began investigating Cesar Navejar, 36, a corrections officer...
  • Jail officer arrested, accused of giving phone to inmate

    Jail officer arrested, accused of giving phone to inmate
    An officer with the Marion County Sheriff's Office was arrested today, accused of sneaking a cellphone into the Marion County Jail for an inmate. Corrections Officer William Brooks was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a...
  • Oklahoma beheading: Prosecutors seek death penalty

    Prosecutors in Oklahoma are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of beheading one former co-worker and attacking another. Alton Nolen, 30, is accused of beheading Colleen Hufford, 54, and then attacking Traci Johnson, 43, during a revenge-...
  • Robbery suspect ditches two kids after crashing van, say deputies

    Robbery suspect ditches two kids after crashing van, say deputies
    A Palm Springs man trying desperately to escape his imminent arrest crashed his van and ran, leaving two young children in the vehicle, deputies said. He didn't get far. Diamond Allen, 31, was found hiding in a backyard in suburban Lake Worth,...