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Judge Wendy Potts hanging up gavel

OP: Memorable highlights of your career ... on the jail overcrowding issue where many stakeholders worked together to solve the difficult problem of how to keep jail beds available for those who are d... read more

Man who shot gun during ISP drug bust to serve at least 15 years in prison

Sosa said at a previous court hearing that his intention was ... Sosa was sentenced to just more than 12 years in prison by a federal judge in August for charges of possessing a firearm in ... read more

What can be done to ensure that federal sentencing remains transparent?

In my previous post, I detailed the growing pressure on federal ... judge said; these are poorly disguised attempts to avoid Congress’s open-court mandate. We cannot be confident that sealed sidebars ... read more

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Man released from Macon County Jail after officials realize how much his medical care will cost

But those without it have all their costs picked up by the jail. “The day you enter custody, your public aid or federal Medicare benefits stop,” he added. Judge ... he said courts were mindful ... read more


Editorial: Alabama's prison problem won't go away

California was ordered to free inmates because it failed to solve its problems only after more than two decades in court. But when the Alabama ... laws aimed at keeping felons in prison longer. And if ... read more

Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce MidTown Council Hosts MidTown Business Fair

The Councils support businesses in specific geographic areas within Hamilton County, providing opportunities for Chamber members to get involved in solving problems ... Court, will be closed. Chief Ju... read more

In Rare Assembly, Judge Lobbies for Jail Space

The judge stood in the ... Ellis solicited ideas on how to solve the problem yesterday, and the consensus seemed to be that expanding the Alexandria jail was more realistic than building one. Particip... read more

Bitcoin ATMs May Be Used to Launder Money

It has 13 employees and gross annual revenue exceeding $35 million—about $385,000 in cash per machine, according to court records ... one of the longest sentences ever imposed by a federal judge for m... read more

The Case of Cameron Douglas: Prison Is Not Rehab, Say Addiction Experts

The case of Cameron Douglas ... prison doesn’t do the trick, more is the answer. (Isn’t that the mentality of a drug addict?) More is not better, however, whether you’re an addict trying to solve your ... read more

A Witch Hunt or an Investigation by a Brutal Book?

Those comments about Bush's character are, of course, being contrasted with the more in-your-face president we ... Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to lying to Congress ... read more

Specialty court seeks to break the cycle of addiction

The graduation that takes place in the 4th Judicial District Court Adult Drug Court Program is less formal, yet just as meaningful to those attending one in Judge Al Kacin’s courtroom. read more

West Frankfort business owner sued for sexual harassment

I am confident that I will be vindicated once all the facts come before the Court. Last week a federal judge ... and Jail Administrator. DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pick... read more



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