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17, Sep 2014 - Re-entry center in Salinas to hold open house
SALINAS >> A Monterey County re-entry center run by private prison giant BI Incorporated will host an open house Wednesday for residents to tour the facility, meet staff and learn about the center's program.
17, Sep 2014 - Former police chief to receive sentence reduction for ‘drug’ sting
A disgraced former East Washington police chief won a sentence reduction for accepting money to protect undercover “drug” stings staged by federal investigators.
17, Sep 2014 - Michigan man gets life sentence for 2 murders
Saginaw — A Michigan man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting two men in a Saginaw halfway house last year.
17, Sep 2014 - Chelsea Manning Breaks Silence to Criticize U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, wrote a column for The Guardian criticizing Obama's approach to ISIS . "Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization's relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets," she writes. Read more...
17, Sep 2014 - Lawyer: Dad tied to kids death had mental issues
Lawyers for the man who police said killed his five young children has been treated for mental health issues in the past, and he has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. Lexington County deputies drove Timothy Ray Jones Jr. from Smith County, Mississippi, to South Carolina on Thursday. Attorney Aimee Zmroczek would not elaborate on what kind of problems 32-year-old Jones has ...
17, Sep 2014 - Immigration judges' union wants independent court
The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday.
17, Sep 2014 - Ray Nagin to Serve Time in Texas Jail
According to WDSU-TV, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been ordered to report to a federal prison camp in Texas by noon on Sept. 8. Nagin has been assigned to a minimum serurity camp in Texarkana, Texas, which is about a two-hour drive from his current home in the Dallas area and about six hours by car from New Orleans, the city he once led. In July, a district judge sentenced Nagin to 10 ...
17, Sep 2014 - BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 US spill, fines could be $18 bn
A US judge has decided that BP Plc was "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines.
17, Sep 2014 - DC drug dealer who escaped Md. jail gets 20 years
A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.
17, Sep 2014 - Appeals court in Va. to hear strip-search cases
A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments in two cases involving strip searches of people arrested and awaiting arraignment.
17, Sep 2014 - Owners say Rice investigation will be independent
NEW YORK — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to get the truth."
17, Sep 2014 - Under the Microscope
Another piece of heavy artillery was moved into place in the legal fight between the state of Massachusetts and Evan Dobelle, the former president of Westfield State University, when state Attorney General Martha Coakley filed suit against Dobelle on August 7. Coakley’s suit identifies a total...
17, Sep 2014 - Two convicts jump from work release vehicle near Denver warehouse
State prison authorities are searching for two convicts who leaped out of a work program truck and took off running in Denver Thursday afternoon, authorities say.
17, Sep 2014 - Right-to-work legality argued
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical during arguments Thursday about whether the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.
17, Sep 2014 - Iowa corrections agency seeks increase in funding, staff
DES MOINES — The Iowa Board of Corrections on Friday approved a 4 percent boost in spending for fiscal 2016 that would add 176 new staff positions in the $394 million request that would fund Iowa’s prison system and community-based facilities for the 12-month period beginning July 1. The proposal, which goes to the governor’s office for inclusion in next fiscal year’s budget proposal to the ...
17, Sep 2014 - Trial begins for Florida mayor accused of corruption
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Former Homestead, Florida, Mayor Steven Bateman went on trial in Monday on charges he illegally held a $125-an-hour consulting job while serving in office and used his position to fast-track construction deals. Bateman, 59, arrested in August 2013, was charged with two felony counts of illegal compensation and three misdemeanors for allegedly breaking Miami ...
17, Sep 2014 - Allen Co. man sentenced in pregnant woman's murder
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
17, Sep 2014 - BP 'Grossly Negligent' in 2010 US Spill, Fines Could be $18 Billion
A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion...
17, Sep 2014 - Prison reforms coming to Florida
State corrections officials are promising to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the agency's handling of inmate deaths. "We need to do a better job of anticipating problems and implementing a system-wide approach to correct issues before they become widespread," Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews said Wednesday. "We must ...
17, Sep 2014 - Tucson attorney claims national security at stake in cell phone tracking case
The chief attorney for the city of Tucson is telling a judge that national security could be compromised if it is forced to disclose some documents about how it uses equipment it has purchased to trac
17, Sep 2014 - Florida judge in Casey Anthony trial returns to private practice
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla (Reuters) - The Florida judge who presided over the Casey Anthony murder trial in 2011 started a new job as a personal injury lawyer on Tuesday, two days after he retired from the bench. Belvin Perry Jr. was praised widely for his calm and even-handed management of the Orlando trial televised worldwide in which Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2year-old daughter ...
17, Sep 2014 - Cops From Pepper-Spraying Incident Revealed In UC Davis’ Reynoso Report
The California Supreme Court has ruled this week that newspapers have a right to publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in pepper-spraying student protesters in 2011.
17, Sep 2014 - Hilberling loses appeal in high rise death case
Twenty-two-year-old Amber Hilberling was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death of Joshua Hilberling.
17, Sep 2014 - New York Today: A Terror Trial Comes to Brooklyn
What you need to know in New York for Monday: a suit in New York over bombings in Israel, more-than-fair weather, and a tentative labor deal for the Metropolitan Opera.
17, Sep 2014 - Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State
Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, is asking to join ISIS -- from his federal prison cell.
17, Sep 2014 - Court hears arguments on Ind. right-to-work law
An Indiana Supreme Court justice described Indiana's right-to-work law as "anti-union" Thursday as the court heard arguments on whether the legislation violates the state constitution.
17, Sep 2014 - Man exonerated of murder settles suit against New York for $10 million
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who was incarcerated for 16 years for a murder he did not commit has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $10 million, two months before his case was scheduled to go to trial. Jabbar Collins, 42, was sentenced in 1995 to 34 years to life in prison for the murder of Rabbi Abraham Pollack in Brooklyn. He was freed in 2010 after a judge found ...
17, Sep 2014 - Mom Accused of Hoax in House Bid War Pleads Not Guilty
The California woman accused of playing cruel pranks on a couple who bought her dream home pleaded not guilty in San Diego court today.
17, Sep 2014 - Dianne M. Nast Appointed to General Motors Litigation Executive Committee
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dianne M. Nast, founder of the Philadelphia law firm NastLaw LLC, has been appointed by New York Federal Judge Jesse M. Furman to the Executive Committee in the General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation. After a highly competitive process, with over 50 applicants presenting their credentials, Nast is one of just 10 appointed Executive Committee members ...
17, Sep 2014 - Lawyer who Defended Aryan Nations, Jailed for Plot to Kill Wife, Dies in Prison
North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele, who was serving 50 years behind bars for a 2010 plot to murder his own wife, died Sept. 4 in federal prison in Victorville, Calif. Steele, 69, was best known for defending the Aryan Nations in the 2000 civil suit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center that ultimately bankrupted the racist organization, resulting in the sale of its Hayden Lake compound and ...
17, Sep 2014 - Matoaca student receives leniency in abduction and carjacking of VSU student
A 16-year-old Matoaca High School student who faced a lengthy prison sentence for abducting, carjacking and stealing the wallet of a Virginia State University student last year was granted leniency Th
17, Sep 2014 - FBI: More victims have come forward with molestation claims
More victims have come forward accusing a veteran South Mississippi teacher of molesting them while students at Bayou View Middle School. FBI agents now believe William Richard Pryor molested 11 male students between the ages of 12 and 14. Tuesday, Pryor was in court for nearly two hours as testimony reveled shocking, new details of the alleged sexual crimes.
17, Sep 2014 - Jury finds woman guilty in Brevard County love triangle murder trial
A jury has found a woman guilty of killing her estranged husband's lover in a love triangle murder trial in Brevard County. Shelia Graham-Trott was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing Kelly Brennan, the lover of Graham-Trott's estranged husband. The jury deliberated for nearly three hours. A judge sentenced Trott to life in prison, Florida Today reported. After presenting a witness ...
17, Sep 2014 - UPDATED: Driver in fatal crash charged with felony vehicular manslaughter
A San Martin man accused of causing the death of a Morgan Hill resident in a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol Aug. 30 made his first appearance in court Thursday.
17, Sep 2014 - Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes
Ohio police say the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria has escaped from prison and a search is underway.
17, Sep 2014 - Police continue search for wanted felon
38-year-old Eric Hall was released from prison June 10th. Since then, police say he's stolen multiple vehicles, committed several burglaries, was involved in a high speed chase, and assaulted a police officer.
17, Sep 2014 - Fairburn pleads not guilty to 2010 firearm thefts
HELENA -- Calob Fairburn appeared in Lewis & Clark County District Court Thursday on charges related to a 2010 firearms burglary.
17, Sep 2014 - Trial delayed for man accused of mailing bomb
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jury selection has been postponed for an Oklahoma man charged with mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Lawyers were scheduled to pick a jury Wednesday for Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, but jury selection was called off because Shrader's son died in a vehicle accident Tuesday in Texas. Instead, jury selection is scheduled to begin ...
17, Sep 2014 - Alabama court lets class action lawsuit against CVS Health proceed
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday allowed a class action lawsuit seeking more than $3 billion to go forward against CVS Health Corp and several insurance companies, affirming the ruling by a lower court which said the plaintiffs could be certified as a class. The case dates back to a 1999 class action settlement for $56 million over alleged accounting fraud at MedPartners, a physician and ...
17, Sep 2014 - Injured stars bring embattled NFL more bad news
An embattled NFL reeling from off-field brutality issues by stars received more bad news with numerous injuries to key players in the second week of an already tumultuous campaign. Carolina coach Ron Rivera reversed himself and benched star defender Greg Hardy, who is appealing an assault conviction to a jury trial, only hours before a 24-7 victory over Detroit. "This was in the best interest of ...
17, Sep 2014 - South Carolina father, jailed in kids' deaths, in 'mental disarray': lawyer
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - A father who is accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama is scared and remorseful, and his family fears he suffers from an untreated mental illness, an attorney said on Friday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said they had evidence the divorced father with a ...
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