I know, going to jail sounds scary to me too. FIFA president Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke aren't at the Women's World Cup final. Partially because they have a lot of work to do in cleaning up FIFA, but also partially because they're scared of getting arrested. Show More Summary
New Zealand’s government has passed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill, which declares that cyberbullying is a criminal offence. Anyone using digital communications like Facebook, Twitter or even WhatsApp in a way that causes “serious emotional distress” is considered to be breaking the law and could face a number of punishments. Show More Summary
Los Angeles County has a commission created more than a half century ago, that is tasked with monitoring jail conditions and holding government accountable for improper treatment of inmates. As reports circulated in recent years of inmate beatings and abuse at the hands of sheriff's deputies, the...
The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would release hundreds of mothers and children who are seeking political asylum, so that they can await their hearings in freedom rather than in detention facilities. That was a welcome move, but the government should go further and...
Many people hold up the case of Zachery Anderson, who had sex with a minor he met online and lied about her age, as a reason to rethink who’s registered.
The man accused of murdering a woman in San Francisco this week is an undocumented immigrant who's been deported five times—and nearly got kicked out again earlier this year, CNN reports. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, is in jail and faces a murder charge for the shooting death of 31-year-old...
A woman dubbed a "serial stowaway" because of her record of trying to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested at Midway Airport a day after she was released from jail, officials said.
The belligerent elderly woman who last week attacked a bus driver with her cane after she boarded the wrong bus finally received her comeuppance. [ more › ]
I was just a boy in school the first time I read Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail trying to imagine what it must have been like to live through those events and be a part of a movement that fundamentally redefined who we are as a nation and as a people.
Charlotte-area activist James Tyson is no stranger to being thrown in jail for what he believes in. He’s been arrested for activist activities during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in 2012 and again during Moral Monday activities in Raleigh in 2014.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Jennifer Fichter, a 30-year-old Florida teacher, was sentenced to 22 years in jail for having sex dozens of times with three teenage students. One of the 17-year-olds got her pregnant, no less. "I hate what I have done," Jennifer Fichter told the court in Polk County. Show More Summary
Floridian, 18, collared for continuing pet contact Just days after departing jail, Ashley Miller was arrested and placed back in custody for violating terms of her supervised release. Ashley Hunter Bust read more
Cops: Probationer struck victim with hot slice According to investigators, Daniel Plunkett, 50, “had an argument about pizza” with Brenda Fiejdasz before the slice took flight. Pizza Battery read more
A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government while on a religious pilgrimage.
Jennifer Fichter, 30, was sentenced to 22 years in jail this week. The former teacher had sex with three of her students and got pregnant by one of them. Fichter pleaded for forgiveness in court. Fichter taught English at a Florida high school. Show More Summary
July 2 (Reuters) - An Oregon man accused of killing his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer in the family home has died a day after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has...Show More Summary
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, authorities said. Lane County sheriff's Sgt. Carrie Carver said Jeremy Ringquist, 38, of Springfield died Thursday night. Show More Summary
"I’ve earned the right to claim pride through years of internal strife over my sexuality. Others have died in the name of gay pride. More still have been jailed, have been disowned by their families, and have sued their state governments for it. Show More Summary
A Florida man was sentenced to 15 years behind prison bars on Tuesday followed by 25 years of supervised release after he admitted to travelling to Columbia to have sex with child prostitutes, according to Sun Sentinel. After receiving...Show More Summary
Steven H. Buchanan, 23, already locked up at Steuben County Jail in Bath, N.Y., for several incidents, now faces felony first-degree criminal contempt after violating a restraining order.