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  • O.C. Undersheriff John Scott to be Baca's interim replacement

    O.C. Undersheriff John Scott to be Baca's interim replacement
    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...
  • Judge opens inquiry into California prison death

    Judge opens inquiry into California prison death
    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...
  • Escaped Michigan murderer caught in Indiana, officials say

    Escaped Michigan murderer caught in Indiana, officials say
    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....
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    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...
  • Admissions halted at problem-plagued Stockton prison

    Admissions halted at problem-plagued Stockton prison
    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...
  • Los Angeles County considers partnership with Homeboy Industries

    Los Angeles County considers partnership with Homeboy Industries
    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...
  • San Diego police say eyes of 37-year fugitive gave her away

    San Diego police say eyes of 37-year fugitive gave her away
    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...
  • Woman arrested for 1977 prison break refuses extradition to Michigan

    Woman arrested for 1977 prison break refuses extradition to Michigan
    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...
  • Wrong-way driver in deadly 60 Freeway crash charged with murder

    Wrong-way driver in deadly 60 Freeway crash charged with murder
    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...
  • Continued strict prison conditions urged for Boston bombing suspect

    Continued strict prison conditions urged for Boston bombing suspect
    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...
  • Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be

    Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be
    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...