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Subway Sleeper Punches Officer, Isn't Hauled To Jail

Discretion is the better part of valor, but that's not a phrase anyone would associate with the NYPD these days. This week alone, a rookie officer "accidentally" fatally shot an unarmed man; another officer was caught on video beating a fare beater with a nightstick; and another officer treated cyclists like second-class citizens. [ more › ]

Woman jailed for trying to watch volleyball game in Iran gets out of prison

The British-Iranian woman jailed for protesting against Iran's ban on women watching men's volleyball matches was temporarily released from prison on Sunday. See also: Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prison Ghoncheh...Show More Summary

Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Show More Summary

Alec Baldwin’s Stalker Is At it Again!

Alec Baldwin‘s stalker just can’t seem to stay away – even after serving jail time for pestering the hot-headed actor. Genevieve Sabourin was spotted outside Baldwin’s home just one… READ ON

Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has Died

An early supporter of gay rights, Barry may best be remembered for successfully re-entering public service after serving jail time for drug possession. read more

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C. jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday. He was 78. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington. Show More Summary

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

The "Mayor for Life" remained a DC institution even after a drug arrest and jail sentence.

Marion Barry, scandal plagued former DC mayor, dead at 78

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington,...

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

17 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

New Jersey teacher accused of having sex with 16-year-old

A New Jersey substitute science teacher is jailed after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student.

GA man mistaken for child molester jailed for 525 days

A Georgia man endured rape and beatings after spending 525 days imprisoned for another man’s crimes.

Priorities: 'Real Housewives' Teresa Giudice faces jail, teen daughter Gia crowd-funds music video

From our friends at The Daily Dot.Chair-flipping "Real Housewife of New Jersey" Teresa Giudice may have just been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax fraud along with a $415,000 fine, but her eldest daughter Gia isn't quite feeling the pinch. Show More Summary

Classical quintet, female inmates in mutual awe at L.A. County Jail

The first ovation did not take long. The moment the musicians entered the room Friday morning, the audience erupted.

The Time I Spent Nine Hours in Jail

I didn't go to jail for any kind of a cool reason. I wasn't arrested at a protest; I didn't assault somebody deserving. I went to jail because I was a doofus. How I became a doofus of the magnitude I was—that's a different story. Step one was a car accident. Show More Summary

Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, on Thursday pardoned the jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan after his six years.He thanked God, Khamenei and his family on his Google Plus page. Written by Farid · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Dogfighting Still Thriving Years After Michael Vick Case

In spite of the attention and jail time Michael Vick received for his involvement in dog fighting, the practice still thrives. …despite being banned in all 50 states and the momentum generated by the Vick case, the ancient blood sport is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big [...]

Jail For Taxi Teacher Rape Three, Fourth Running From Justice

A judge has handed combined sentences of 68 years to four Kashmiri Muslims who abducted and gang-raped a teacher after she got into a taxi after a night out in Leeds in May, but one member of the gang is on the run after fleeing the country on bail. Show More Summary

After 12 years, US releases Saudi Arabian prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A Saudi Arabian held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years has been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, leaving 142 prisoners at the jail President Barack Obama has pledged to close. Mohammed Al-Zahrani, regarded as a previously active member of Al-Qaeda, is the latest of seven...

State quickly pays $3.6M to innocent man jailed 21 years

A Brooklyn man who served over 21 years in prison for a triple homicide he didn’t commit was awarded $3.6 million by the state.

L.A. County will redesign jails for disabled inmates after lawsuit

Six years after a lawsuit alleged horrific conditions for inmates in wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to wide-ranging changes to bring their aging jails into compliance with federal disability law.

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