By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/17 — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.
By COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) 09/13 — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores,
By JIM MUSTIAN, MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 08/12 — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released,
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 06/14 — An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners.
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/09 — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) 03/09 — Vermont State Police said Saturday a man shot by a state trooper during a manhunt has been jailed without bail.A state trooper shot John-Victor Wetherby at 12:30 a.m.Read more »
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) 02/25 — Two men suspected in crimes across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested, authorities said Monday.
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LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) 01/03 — Authorities say a man posing as a pastor tried to smuggle drugs into a North Carolina jail by hiding them in a Bible.Read more »
By DEEPTI HAJELA and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 12/10 — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother’s arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 10/31 — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats”
LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/18 — California prisons and jails should do more to protect guards from inmates who fling bodily fluids in so-called “gassing” attacks,
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) 08/23 — A woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn’t lose a potential boyfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 06/26 — Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears in court in his U.S.
HOUSTON (AP) 04/19 — Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation.Read more »
By MATT O’BRIEN and DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) 01/31 — The centuries-old process of releasing defendants on bail, long the province of judicial discretion,
By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 01/06 — A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate was sentenced Friday to time served for illegal gun possession.
By MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) 12/25 — The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon from Republican Gov.
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/13 — A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.