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Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California’s 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision. Under […]

08/25/2013

Egyptian medics escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Hosni Mubarak released from prison

CAIRO (AP) — Smiling and wearing a white T-shirt, Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday and flown to a military hospital outside Cairo where he will be held under house arrest. […]

08/22/2013

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California considers force-feeding inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects […]

08/20/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]

08/11/2013

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Women inmates eyed as Calif complies with US order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen seriously ill female inmates could be among the first in line for release as California struggles to meet a federal court order to reduce prison crowding by […]

08/05/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court refuses to delay Calif. prison releases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons. The court rejected a plea […]

08/02/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight (l-r) in their YouTube video thanking the public for their support.

Fund for Cleveland women held captive tops $1.3M

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fund to help three Cleveland women who were held captive in a house for over a decade has now raised more than $1.3 million. Organizers of the Cleveland Courage Fund said […]

08/02/2013

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Use of force incidents rise in LA County jails

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reports given to Los Angeles County board supervisors show use of force on jail inmates has increased during the first half of this year. The Los Angeles Times says a […]

07/23/2013

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California finds too few inmates for early release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be […]

07/19/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

US says most Guantanamo hunger strikers now eating

  MIAMI (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay says nearly all prisoners on hunger strike have eaten in the last 24 hours. Army Maj. Gordon Campbell says the military […]

07/12/2013

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