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  • Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe

    Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe
    A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
  • 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...
  • Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away

    Escapee from Vandalia prison captured less than 4 miles away
    A Chicago man who escaped from a downstate prison was captured this morning, walking on a gravel road near Interstate 70 less than four miles from the prison, officials said. Marcus Battice, 21, escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center, about 245...
  • Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults

    Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults
    MIDDLETOWN — In trouble with the law since the age of 11, Francis Anderson spent most of his life locked up in prison and in juvenile detention facilities. So when he was acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect in August 2013 of charges of...
  • 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...
  • Polo magnate John Goodman's sentencing set for Nov. 19

    Wellington polo executive John Goodman's sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Goodman, 51, was convicted Tuesday of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, both with failure to render aid, in the Feb. 12, 2010 death of Scott Patrick Wilson, 23. He...
  • Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested

    Corrections officer at Cook County Jail arrested
    A Cook County corrections officer was charged with felony theft, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Fernando Munoz, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft. The sheriff’s office “received information” last...
  • Yes on Proposition 47

     Yes on Proposition 47
    Proposition 47 would do a great deal to stop the ongoing and unnecessary flow of Californians to prison for nonviolent and nonserious offenses and would, crucially, reduce the return flow of offenders from prison back to their neighborhoods in a condition...