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Blind Maryland inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Nine blind inmates and former inmates of the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services alleging discrimination. Media outlets report that the lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that RCI didn't provide the blind inmates ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Legal terms Penology Maryland Journalism Prison Discrimination Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Corrections
Former Charlotte mayor to be released from prison next week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to be released from prison next week.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Prison Criminal justice Organized crime Clarksburg West Virginia United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Political corruption Law enforcement agency
The death penalty and the sainthood of Mother Teresa
Re: “Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual ‘darkness,’ “ Sept. 1 news story. As your thoughtful article pointed out, Pope Francis’ canonization of Mother Teresa as a saint is the high point of his Jubilee of Mercy. He has also called upon us all to perform acts of mercy to others. It would be a wonderful […]
14 points by The Denver Post | Canonization Pope John Paul II Capital punishment Mother Teresa Stoning Death penalty Prison Use of capital punishment by nation
Hogan giving state employees paid leave to volunteer
Day to Serve initiative kicks off Saturday
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DOC: Sex offenders no longer will go to Phoenix facility
PHOENIX (AP) - Sex offenders released from prison will no longer be taken to a temporary housing location in north Phoenix. Arizona Department of Corrections officials say they have been in communication with residents in the area who had expressed concerns over the temporary housing location in their neighborhood. Released ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Phoenix Arizona Arizona Prison English-language films Interstate 17 Maricopa County Arizona Yavapai County Arizona The Washington Times
Inmates flooding courts with frivolous lawsuits
Dozens of Bay State inmates have filed hundreds of pleadings as part of frivolous lawsuits that are clogging the courts and turning judges into prisoner “pen pals” — according to one jurist and a top lawyer who are both clamoring for changes in what they call a “broken” system.
13 points by Boston Herald | Lawsuit Court Law Judge Prison Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Appeal
Man gets life in prison for 2015 fatal gas station shooting
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A 19-year-old Summerville man will spend life behind bars for a fatal shooting last year at a gas station. News agencies report Thomas Robert Shewtzuk was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of 23-year-old Travis Aaron ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Life imprisonment Murder Prison
Q+A: Ex-law enforcement officer explains why he works to legalize marijuana
Jason Thomas helped carry out the war on drugs, but what he saw convinced him it wasn’t always a just cause. During his two and a half years in law enforcement ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Law Recreational drug use Decriminalization Prohibition Cannabis Cannabis Police Prison
Man gets at least 20 years in prison for raping 3 children
TROY, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man who admitted under a plea deal that he raped three children has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Miami County Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Benjie Van Winkle on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Troy man apologized to the children and their ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Life imprisonment Murder Victim
86-year-old Grand Forks man pleads guilty to child porn
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - An 86-year-old Grand Forks man has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Roger Whaley was arrested last November after police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He entered pleas Tuesday. Each of the counts against Whaley ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Prison Plea Pleas Penology Child pornography Criminal justice Punishment North Dakota
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Assault Crime Life imprisonment English-language films Vermont Legal terms Prison
Judge locks up 4 more principals in DPS scandal
One by one, the convicted principals pleaded for mercy, insisting they lived for their students and had suffered enough already.        
1149 points by Detroit Free Press | Plea Arraignment Alford plea Pleas Middle school Elementary school High school Prison
Prison for woman in death of man at old Tiger Stadium site
DETROIT (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to at least 21 months in prison for a high-speed crash that killed an Upper Peninsula man at old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Shayla Tucker cried in court Thursday, apologized and said she was taking "full responsibility" for what happened last April. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Michigan Sentence Detroit Detroit Free Press Upper Peninsula of Michigan The Detroit News Crime
Brooklyn man charged with hit-and-run of 6-year-old has $50G bail
Armando Mino, 53, was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
14 points by Daily News | Legal terms Crime Prison Criminal law Service of process
Aurora theater shooter being held in solitary confinement outside of Colorado
The Colorado Department of Corrections has assured prosecutors that the Aurora theater killer is not being given any special treatment in the undisclosed state where he is now incarcerated.
9 points by The Denver Post | Solitary confinement Prison Supermax Penology Single-celling 2000 albums Killer Denver
On death row, condemned inmates offer surprising views on effort to end death penalty in California
California voters face two capital punishment choices on the November ballot: End the death penalty or speed the way for execution. On death row, inmates are conflicted on the prospects of one-shot appeals, mandated lawyer assignments and simplified execution rules meant to rekindle a capital punishment...
1135 points by Los Angeles Times | Capital punishment Death row Hanging Murder Prison Decapitation
Attica remembered? Florida quells major prison disturbance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Corrections says hundreds of inmates created a major disturbance at a Holmes County prison. The department said the prison remained on lockdown Thursday after the incident the night before, but the disturbance has been resolved. One prisoner injured another inmate during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison English-language films Prison escape Criminal justice
The Latest: Hearing scrapped for man accused in house fire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a man accused of killing his husband in house fire (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Attorneys for a man accused of setting a house fire that killed his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur, have withdrawn their request for a bail ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Criminal law Judge Murder Prison Magistrate Legal terms Capital punishment
Hillary Clinton's speech mandatory viewing at prison, Donald Trump's blacked out, inmates say
Federal convicts told a judge they were forced to watch Hillary Clinton's convention speech at the federal prison where they're being held — but said the prison imposed a blackout on Donald Trump's speech, tuning the facility's televisions to other channels. The felons are trying to join the federal case ...
3802 points by The Washington Times | Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States Immigration Supreme Court of the United States Alien Hillary Rodham Clinton Prison United States
Detroit principal: ‘I don’t deserve this’
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Ellen DeGeneres Prison Sentence United States district court Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Inmate sentenced in brutal 2014 attack on his cellmate
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - An inmate who admitted to brutally beating his cellmate in Connecticut says he will try to kill the next person assigned to his cell. Jay Hotchkiss was sentenced Wednesday in New London to four more years in prison for the July 2014 assault. He is ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Connecticut Sentence Penology Crime Law New London Connecticut Criminal justice
Roger Thomas Clark, Silk Road suspect, defies extradition efforts 10 months after arrest
Roger Thomas Clark, a Canadian man accused of helping operate Silk Road, the now defunct internet drug bazaar, vowed to beat efforts to have him extradited to the United States in his first interview since being arrested last year in Thailand. Mr. Clark, 55, has been held in Bangkok jail ...
14 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Prison United States Crime Special agent Collateral consequences of criminal charges Law enforcement agency
Oahu jail switching to no-contact visit system
HONOLULU (AP) - People visiting inmates at Hawaii's most crowded jail will no longer be able to touch them. There will be no contact during visits at Oahu Community Correctional Center starting Oct. 10. A major reason for the security change is to prevent contraband items such as drugs being ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Hawaii Oahu Penology Corrections Security Honolulu Criminal justice
Food worker caught kissing inmate in cooler
Investigation determined the Trinity food worker had sent photos to the inmate and sent him e-mails on prison system.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Human sexual behavior Criminal justice Corrections Human sexuality Marquette Michigan Michigan State University
Food worker caught kissing inmate in kitchen cooler
Investigation determined the Trinity food worker had sent photos to the inmate and sent him e-mails on prison system.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Criminal justice Corrections Marquette Michigan Michigan State University Corrections officer Michigan
Driver scolded, ‘sorry’ in fatal crash at Tiger Stadium
Shayla Tucker was going nearly 100 mph before causing crash that sent U.P. man over an 8-foot fence        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Prison Arrest Resisting arrest Causality Tiger Stadium The Weekly Standard Miles per hour
Florida detectives kill fugitive in exchange of gunfire
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A fugitive who spent most of his life in and out of jail has died after exchanging gunfire with a Florida drug task force that set out to arrest him.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Crime Collateral consequences of criminal charges Law enforcement titles Criminal law Electric charge Prison Sheriff
Guantanamo Bay becoming too costly for U.S. taxpayers: President Obama
President Obama said Thursday he hopes to show Americans that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is too expensive for taxpayers as he continues to move detainees out of the prison. At a news conference in Laos, Mr. Obama said he hasn't given up on closing Gitmo before he leaves office ...
56 points by The Washington Times | Guantanamo Bay detention camp Prison Supermax President of the United States United States ADX Florence Terrorism Guantánamo Bay
Detroit principal: I buried kids with my cash, ‘I don’t deserve this’
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
725 points by Detroit Free Press | Ellen DeGeneres Prison Sentence United States district court Gift card
DPS principal: I buried kids with my cash, 'I don’t deserve this'
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
725 points by Detroit Free Press | Ellen DeGeneres Prison Sentence United States district court Gift card
Michigan corrections officer stabbed in attack by inmate
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An official says a corrections officer was stabbed and another suffered scrapes in an attack by an inmate at a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2cgo9jR ) the stabbing happened Tuesday at Marquette Branch Prison. Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Marquette Michigan Prison Penology Detroit Free Press Detroit Upper Peninsula of Michigan Injuries
Conn. woman who drowned baby gets shorter sentence
Panna Krom, 26, will be released on Sept. 30, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles ruled.
1551 points by Daily News | High school Law Infant Childbirth High school diploma Prison Sentence Academic term
That’s not Alfredo sauce! Italy decriminalizes public masturbation
Those who like to play with their sausage and meatballs in the company of others have a new Mecca after Italy’s Supreme Court declared public masturbation is not a criminal offense. Read Full Article at RT.com
4033 points by Russia Today | Sexual intercourse Prison Crime Masturbation Penis Sentence United Kingdom Law
Philly420: How Pennsylvania can decriminalize marijuana

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime Criminal law Criminal justice Misdemeanor Prison Cannabis Police August Vollmer
Caregiver accused of stealing $100K in artwork, jewelry from elderly Wheat Ridge artist’s home
Investigators began looking into the case when the family of the artist reported that more than 600 pieces of Southwestern art had been taken from her home.
72 points by The Denver Post | Police Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor Prison Crime Jefferson County Colorado Newspaper Theft
Emotions run high in courtroom as Sumava slaying suspects enter pleas
Rick Babbs sat in the gallery of the Newton County Superior Court Wednesday watching as the two men accused of stabbing his 20-year-old son and two others to death Aug. 28 entered not guilty pleas before a judge. He lunged from his seat on the aisle in the front row at Derrick T. Cardosi, 24, of...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Murder Crime Capital punishment Family Victim Plea Judge Prison
Ex-DPS principal Alexander gets 12 months
They are set for sentencing Thursday morning in federal court for their roles in a $2.7 million bribery scheme        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Pleas Plea Prison
DPS principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year in prison
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
131 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Sentence Principal United States district court Sentence Principal Cape Verde Tears Sentence
Principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year in prison
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time because his elderly mother needs him.        
131 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Sentence Principal United States district court Sentence Tears Principal Cape Verde Sentence
Inmate stabs officer at Marquette prison
The officer who was attacked was treated and released at a local hospital, as was a second officer who responded.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison The Prisoner Criminal justice Penology Corrections Michigan Michigan State University Marquette Michigan
Live: 4 more ex-DPS principals face sentencing
They are set for sentencing Thursday morning in federal court for their roles in a $2.7 million bribery scheme        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Pleas Prison Plea
Officer stabbed by inmate at Marquette Branch Prison
The officer who was attacked was treated and released at a local hospital, as was a second officer who responded.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison The Prisoner Criminal justice Penology Corrections Michigan Michigan State University Marquette Michigan
Full High Court verdict in Ahsanullah Master murder published
The High Court has published the full verdict about the murder of Gazipur's Awami League MP Ahsanullah Master.
141 points by | Prison Murder Court Capital punishment Crime Appellate court Jury Penology
Prison worker found with suspected drugs, fired
In another incident, two units at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility are locked down after suspected gang violence.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Criminal justice Corrections Crime Michigan Penology Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan State University
Juvenile lifer, supporters plead case for resentencing
Supporters say Charles Lewis should be freed and will make a case to judge in Wayne Circuit Court        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Prison United States Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Life imprisonment Jury Supreme Court of the United States Detroit Lawyer
Elderly couple learn the victim in gruesome TV news story was their daughter
Looking out the window at the children playing with horses at a block party on her Nicetown street Monday afternoon, 85-year-old Willie Clara Lindsay saw something out of place - men in suits approaching her front porch.
702 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Year of birth missing Prison English-language films Police Family Saturday American films Lindsay Lohan
NY woman charged with strangling WWI veteran, 92, in 1983
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman has been charged with killing a 92-year-old World War I veteran during a break-in at his Buffalo home more than three decades ago. Erie County prosecutors announced Wednesday that fingerprints and DNA evidence linked Saundra Adams to the slaying of Edmund Schreiber, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New York World War I Criminal law World War II Prison Magistrate English-language films Bail
Gwinnett high school football players charged in armed robbery

1837 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Youth detention center Crime Felony American football Gwinnett County Georgia Automobile Man Prison
Wounded LAX agents recall chaos as shooter pleads guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Speer had just helped a shell-shocked passenger run away from a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport and thought they were in the clear. That's when Speer, an officer with the Transportation Security Administration, watched as a bullet ripped through the calf of another passenger. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Service Prison Arraignment Murder Plea Capital punishment San Francisco International Airport
For the record
Adelanto facility: In the Sept. 6 Section A, an article about the Obama administration’s consideration of a plan to drop privately run immigrant detention centers was accompanied by a photo identified as the detention center in Adelanto, Calif. The photo showed the Desert View Modified Community...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Prison California Penology Youth detention center San Bernardino County California Corrections Criminal justice United States