Prison

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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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More than 12,000 Calif. inmates on hunger strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of California inmates participating in a hunger strike has dropped sharply, four days into the protest over prison conditions. California corrections officials say more than 12,400 prison inmates have […]

07/12/2013

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30K Calif. prison inmates refuse meals in protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay […]

07/09/2013

Singer Lauryn Hill (AP Photo)

Lauryn Hill starts prison sentence for taxes

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal […]

07/08/2013

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Probation in the dark on some arriving inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) – County probation officials say they aren’t consistently getting required notice about inmates being released to their supervision, making it harder to monitor felons and potentially endangering the public. The late notice […]

07/04/2013

feral cats

More than 100 feral cats rounded up at prison

NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Riverside County prison workers fear a death sentence for more than 100 feral cats that are being rounded up from the prison grounds and sent to a shelter. The Riverside Press-Enterprise […]

06/08/2013

Eastern State Penitentiary (Photo credit: Jeff Fusco / EasternState.org)

Philly penitentiary offers taste of prison food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is a city that has become renowned for its hip and innovative restaurant scene. But a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare this weekend: prison food. Eastern State Penitentiary […]

06/08/2013

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