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  • UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself

    UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate Ponzi scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball icon Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying the lawyer did not...
  • Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing

    Tate George Gets Permission To Represent Himself At Sentencing
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball star Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying he didn't listen to...
  • Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates

    Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates
    The beauty salon is decorated in pink, pink and more pink — pink and white stripes on one wall, hand-sponged pink paint on another. The vibe is feel-good girly girl, an adult version of a princess bedroom. Spelled out in large letters above a...
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • John Goodman will remain behind bars as court denies appeal for bond

    John Goodman won't get to sleep in his own bed while he appeals his latest DUI conviction and 16-year prison sentence. The Wellington polo magnate soon will be shipped from Palm Beach County Jail to a state prison, now that the 4th District Court of...
  • Authorities investigate death of inmate at Lehigh County corrections center

    An inmate was found dead Monday morning at the Lehigh County Corrections Center, authorities say. Theodore Volack III was found unresponsive in his bed around 5:15 a.m., according to a news release from the county's corrections director Ed Sweeney....
  • Reform prisons for safety of public

    Reform prisons  for safety  of public
    The announcement that another prison chief in Florida is on his way out presents Gov. Rick Scott and other state leaders with a choice: Keep the revolving door at the Department of Corrections spinning, or seize the opportunity created by this...
  • Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits

    Taxpayers out $13 million in 3 lawsuits
    Chicago taxpayers could be out more than $13 million after the City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended settling three lawsuits — two in wrongful prosecution cases and one for alleged minority and sexual discrimination in Fire Department...
  • Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison

    Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison
    A longtime Franklin County Jail warden is in line to become the next director of the Northampton County Prison. Daniel S. Keen, warden of the 474-bed prison in Franklin County since 2011, is Northampton County Executive John Brown's choice to take...
  • Trial of 10-year-old accused of murdering 90-year-old bedridden woman moved to juvenile court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court. The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...