Inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2013.
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AP News
December 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Read more here.
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Attorney General William Barr speaks with an Associated Press reporter onboard an aircraft en route to Cleveland, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a two-day trip to Ohio and Montana.
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AP News
November 22, 2019 - 11:11 am
In an interview with The Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr said his concerns were prompted by the numerous irregularities at the New York jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held. But he said after the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general continued to...
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From left: Alfred Gregory Jr. and Darrin Collins
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 25, 2019 - 12:12 pm
In a mixed verdict, two former guards at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility have been found guilty on charges stemming from the beating of an inmate on Valentine's Day 2017.
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From left: Edwin Negron, Darin Collins, Alfred Gregory, Anthony Saxby and Randall Sims
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm
The retrial of five former Montgomery County jail guards, who are accused of beating two inmates, is underway. Read more here.
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From left: Brynn Martin, Christopher Clemente, Troy McDaniel Jr. and Lawrence Lee III
Gallia County Sheriff's Office via AP
AP News
September 30, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Three of four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail were caught in North Carolina after slightly more than a day on the run. Authorities in Pennsylvania located the suspected getaway vehicle. Read more here.
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Diana Sanchez gives birth alone in Denver jail cell
Killmer, Lane & Newman/Denver County Jail via AP
AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:59 am
A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor.
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Jeffrey Epstein
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office/AP via CNN
July 25, 2019 - 9:03 am
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Shimon Prokupecz and Mark Morales (CNN) — Financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found in his Manhattan jail cell with marks on his neck this week, a law enforcement source and a source familiar with the incident said Thursday. It is not clear to jail...
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Chelsea Manning
Markus Schreiber/AP, file
May 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from a northern Virginia jail Thursday after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Manning spent 62 days at the Alexandria Detention Center on civil contempt charges after she refused to...
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David Madden
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two years in, New Jersey criminal justice officials are looking into how well bail reform efforts are working out. Bottom line? They’re making progress but there’s more work to do. The plan is to make sure suspects without the means to cover cash bail for nonviolent...
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To show support for people serving life sentences, Carrington joined Tonie Willis with the organization Cut 50 at city hall Tuesday for Philadelphia's Day of Empathy.
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Justin Udo
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When she was 16, Paulette Carrington went to jail for homicide. "I was defending myself, and unfortunately the person died. I live with that everyday," Carrington said. She spent 40 years behind bars before being released two years ago when it was declared her...
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