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Federal judge: Solve your jail problem or courts will

A federal judge has issued an order spelling out steps Vigo County officials must soon take to begin to rectify constitutionally sub-par conditions at the Vigo County Jail. The judge also gave a clear ... read more

Federal judge on Vigo County Jail: "The time for a solution is now"

(WTHI) - A federal ... three new jail positions. At the meeting, an expert recommended adding at least 30 staff members. In Wednesday's court order, Judge Magnus-Stinson said the court is confident Vi... read more

Will County jail to offer inpatient drug treatment; program is reportedly 1st of its kind in Illinois

The program will start with 15 male inmates, according to former Circuit Court Judge ... Problem Solving Courts now serve 250 people, McCabe-Sterr said. Finally, Will County sheriff’s department socia... read more

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Broward launching new Community Court to keep non-violent offenders out of jail

Broward is launching a new court ... Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, the center resumed taking referrals. However, that didn’t solve the systemwide problem, Tuter acknowledged at the time. “There’s somethin... read more


Kaholokula challenges Riquelme for Superior Court seat

Skagit County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Kaholokula is challenging Judge Laura Riquelme for her seat on the Skagit County Superior Court bench ... treatments and resources in order to s... 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

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

Former Traffic Court judge sentenced to 2 years

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge ... was investigated by federal authorities as defrauding a dead relative's estate. "Judge Tynes," Wolf said, pausing to address the former judge. "We believe y... read more

Jail officials still failing to comply with court orders

THOMAS — U.S. District Court Judge ... The jail’s severe staffing shortage has been part of the consent decree’s mandate all along, and Gomez said it’s unclear how the department expects to solve any ... 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

Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

Is abuse rampant at Cook County Jail, or is the facility a national model for reform? For two days, a federal judge ... the federal courts to enforce minimal standards of health, safety and decency. " ... read more



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