By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 09/14 — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she’s released from prison next week.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) 08/24 — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime.
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 08/23 — John Lennon’s killer has been denied parole for a 10th time and will remain behind bars for at least two more years.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) 06/22 — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery that earned him and an accomplice $4.The Florida Times-Union reports that 27-year-old Erron Coleman was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last summer to second-degree murder.Read more »
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 04/27 — A former Black Liberation Army radical who killed two New York City police officers nearly a half century ago was released on parole Friday after efforts to keep him in prison failed.
By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/14 — A former member of a black radical group who was convicted in the 1971 killings of two police officers has been granted parole after 44 years behind bars for a crime that crystalized an era when militant groups declared war on authorities.
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/27 — New York’s most notorious living Russian mobster just wants to go back to the motherland.
By ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/20 — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 10/01 — Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/25 — To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state’s older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press – This is the last in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole. BALTIMORE (AP) 08/02 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it’s cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population,
SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer 07/31 – In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals.
This is the first in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole.
SHARON COHEN and ADAM GELLER, AP National Writers DETROIT (AP) 07/31 — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines,
ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 06/09 — Australian government leaders on Friday agreed to toughen parole laws in response to a siege this week in which a gunman who once trained with Muslim extremists killed an apartment building receptionist and wounded three police officers months after being released early from prison.
MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 04/22 — A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov.
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 02/21 — A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long he spent behind bars,
Jon Seidel | Feb. 5, 2017, Chicago Sun-Times
For aiming his gun at the chest of a wounded police officer and pulling the trigger,
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/14 — A notorious California serial rapist who muffled victims’ screams with a pillowcase had his freedom revoked after his therapists said they were concerned about his fantasies and didn’t think he had come to terms with his “distorted thinking.”