| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department.
Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:17 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A federal judge Thursday agreed to hear evidence in the death of a California prison inmate who, while on suicide watch, was pepper sprayed by guards because he refused to remove his hands from his cell door.
The inmate relied on a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:58 PM
IONIA, Mich. — Police say a convicted killer who made a brazen escape from a Michigan prison has been captured in Indiana.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz says Michael David Elliot was captured Monday evening in LaPorte County, Ind....
| Feb 5, 2014
Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — A court overseer has halted inmate patient admissions at California's newest prison amid reports that the sprawling medical facility is beset by problems, including the unanswered calls of a dying patient.
After meeting last week with...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Los Angeles County's supervisors agreed Tuesday to explore a long-term partnership with Homeboy Industries, a 25-year-old program that helps former gang members transition into a new life.
The nonprofit organization has hit financial difficulties, in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — She was older than the woman in the pictures — 38 years older. And she was using a different name, with government documents as proof.
But those eyes seemed to fit the 1976 mug shots, leaving San Diego police convinced they had...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:50 PM
SAN DIEGO — The woman arrested for a 1977 prison escape in Michigan refused Thursday to voluntarily submit to extradition, insisting in court that police arrested the wrong woman.
In a brief hearing in San Diego County Superior Court, the woman...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A 21-year-old Fontana woman was charged Thursday with multiple counts of murder in connection with a wrong-way driving crash on the 60 Freeway that killed six people.
Olivia Carolee Culbreath was charged with six counts of murder for allegedly driving a...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:07 AM
BOSTON -- Despite the presence of an FBI agent in the room, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev made a “statement to his detriment” while his sister was visiting him in prison, federal prosecutors say.
Prosecutors revealed the...
| Jan 22, 2014
South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014.
Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...