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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]

01/31/2014

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7 LA sheriff’s deputies arrested in jail probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation’s largest jail […]

12/09/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Consultants: Cleveland kidnapper’s death a suicide

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell, two corrections consultants concluded following a review of his death released Tuesday, rejecting earlier suggestions that he may […]

12/03/2013

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Utah doctor’s conviction follows family’s pursuit

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The conviction of a Utah doctor in the murder of his wife was the culmination of a yearslong pursuit of justice for the family of the victim. The daughters and sisters […]

11/09/2013

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Study: County approaches differ on prison reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach […]

11/08/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Holder looks for answers on overcrowded prisons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement officer got a glimpse of the challenges facing ex-offenders attempting to rebuild their lives on Tuesday as he attended an unusual court session and then met with […]

11/05/2013

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)

Jackson doctor released, wants return to medicine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s doctor was quietly freed from jail on Monday, two years after he was convicted of killing the pop superstar with an overdose of a powerful anesthetic — and he […]

10/28/2013

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NY to judge: Unseal documents on ’71 Attica riot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison in an effort to reveal the full history […]

10/27/2013

Official: 2 Fla. prisoners captured by authorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents. Commissioner Gerald Bailey said Saturday night that Joseph Jenkins […]

10/19/2013

Mom of teen accused in bullying suicide arrested

Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg has been booked into the county […]

10/18/2013

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