| Nov 2, 2013
| 3:35 PM
A Chicago man already facing a murder charge was charged with aggravated battery against a Cook County Department of Corrections officer Saturday.
Angelo Matthews appeared in full Department of Corrections garb before Cook County Judge Israel Abaya...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Five people pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail.
Inmates Jermaine McFadden, 24, and Kenneth Parham, 23; corrections officer Katrina LaPrade, 31;...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
He's the older guy in class. Old enough for you to notice. But he notices you, too, like he notices everyone else — your face, your gestures, where you sit, your race.
It's only after he's taken this unconscious roll-call that Steven Czifra...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Vincent Richardson, the teen who passed himself off as a police officer at age 14, pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer and was given 18 months in state prison today, according to court records.
Richardson, 19, made national headlines when...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who entered federal prison Tuesday, has been given a projected release date: Dec. 31, 2015.
Federal prisoners who behave while in custody are eligible to shave 54 days a year off their terms, said Chris Burke, a bureau...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Cal State University trustees Wednesday asked the state to increase funding for enrollment and other needs, despite doubts from Gov. Jerry Brown and the prospect of a tough sell during rough-and-tumble budget negotiations.
Meeting in Long Beach, the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
At least 60 people rallied outside Costa Mesa City Hall on Tuesday night, holding signs that read "Crime is up. Got cops?" and "Support police, not political agendas."
The rally, organized by the grass-roots group Costa Mesans for Responsible...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:55 AM
An Ohio man who admitted in an online video that he had engaged in a night of celebratory drinking then recklessly drove the wrong way, crashing into another car and killing a man, was sentenced on Wednesday to 6½ years in prison.
Matthew Cordle, 22,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Two convicted murderers who escaped from a Florida prison have given new meaning to the word chutzpah by registering with local officials and having their fingerprints taken after their release using forged documents.
The inmates went back to Orange...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Inmates who committed serious crimes when they were minors but were prosecuted as adults will have a new opportunity to get out of prison under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday night.
The new law will allow eligible inmates to have their...