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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

Mother to enter problem-solving court after admitting to neglect in daughter's shooting death

Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez, who also presides over the Community Transition Court, warned Fowler she would be under a lot of pressure to meet requirements in his problem-solving court ... read more

Federal judge declines to hold Oregon in contempt over psych hospital problems

The central issue is a 2002 federal court order that instructs Oregon State Hospital officials to admit defendants needing trial fitness treatment within seven days of a judge’s commitment order. Long ... read more

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Problem-Solving Court is court of last resort for drug and alcohol offenders

You miss a group meeting, you go to jail. You lie to the judge or ... to incarceration Problem-solving court is officially called Adult Intensive Supervision Probation, and it’s sort of the court of ... read more

Orleans Parish Prison understaffing at core of problems consent decree aims to solve, court is told

Due to woeful understaffing at the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, entire floors of Orleans Parish Prison facilities ... and assault -- problems that can only be fixed by an overhaul ordered by a ... read more

County seeks grant money for problem-solving courts

In addition, the county is seeking a third-consecutive $10,000 grant for Veterans Court, which has been presided over by Superior Court 1 Judge James Worton since March 2016. Rather than focus on ... read more

Nebraska lawmakers seek to expand problem-solving courts, a less costly alternative to prison

LINCOLN — A proven, and lower-cost, alternative to a prison sentence ... prisons that has spawned a federal civil rights lawsuit against the State of Nebraska. The yearly cost of supervising someone ... read more

Federal grant for LaPorte County problem solving court

LaPorte County has been awarded federal dollars to continue a focus on substance abuse treatment to keep offenders from landing back in jail. The LaPorte County Problem Solving Court has ... said ... read more

‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration

Baker, a former Wilmington mayor, who is black, “We knew you couldn’t arrest your way out of the problem.” But Mr. Biden’s newfound ... account for 37.5 percent of the federal prison population. And ... read more

As second ex-Hassan staffer pleads guilty to doxing case, first given 4 years in prison

Maggie Hassan, D-NH, was charged in federal court Wednesday ... Prosecutors asked Judge Thomas Hogan to sentence Cosko to nearly five years in prison; Cosko's lawyers had said they would accept a ... read more

Retired federal Judge Edwin Kosik dead at 94

Conahan later pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy and was sentenced to 17½ years in federal prison ... liked to push your buttons,” said retired Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie,who served with ... read more

Judge weighs lawsuit brought by trans inmate against corrections officials

BURLINGTON — A federal judge heard ... in a male prison where she was assaulted. Assistant Vermont Attorney General Steve Collier contended during a hearing Tuesday in federal court in ... read more

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