Elsie Petitgnace

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SF expected to pay $3.5 million in double-murder wrongful conviction

A man locked up for 18 years after being wrongfully convicted in a double-murder case is poised to get $3.5 million from San Francisco.<p>City Attorney Dennis Herrera has recommended the city settle the lawsuit by Caramad Conley for that amount, documents newly introduced at the Board of Supervisors …

Jodi Arias murder case goes to Arizona jury

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury on Friday was set to begin deliberations over whether Jodi Arias committed murder in killing her ex-boyfriend in a high-profile case involving “sex, lies and dirty little secrets.”<p>Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial …

Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, people age 65 and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely to commit suicide over the next ten years than those who slept well.<p>Doctors who treat patients with depression or a history of suicide attempts should consider sleep problems a further …

Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself.<p>For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have saved him if only I'd been nicer or paid more …

Press Coverage of Robin Williams' Suicide Shows Editors Won't Learn

The coverage of Robin Williams's death in UK national newspapers reveals not only that some editors treat their own industry Code of Practice with …

The real legacy of the OJ Simpson trial: you can buy a get-out-of-jail-free card | Sadhbh Walshe

In the last 20 years, more Americans than ever are languishing in prison because they can't afford to keep up with a Kardashian lawyer – let alone bail<p>Twenty years ago this week, the OJ Simpson murder case began. It ended, of course, with a not-guilty verdict that brought into sharp, cable-TV focus …

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female …

Transgender Girl Stabbed on Green Line Train :PD

A transgender 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the back aboard a Metro train Wednesday afternoon, D.C. police say.<p>The attack at the Fort Totten …

Faces Of Child Labor (PHOTOS)

Though it may seem a barbaric practice of the past, child labor is still alive and well in the U.S. and around the world, and international efforts to stop abuses of child labor by 2016 are moving slowly.<p>The U.S. Labor Department this week released a report that found 134 products in 17 countries …

Several Stories This Week Reflect the Problems in Texas’ Criminal Justice System

Texas’ criminal justice system hasn’t had the best PR week. First, the potential human rights violations caused by the overheated Texas prisons made …

Alabama's prison problems: Update on cameras, female officers, shower doors

On Jan. 17, the Department of Justice delivered to Alabama a 36-page letter outlining a long history of sexual abuse at Julia Tutwiler Prison for …

Prisons governors ordered to cut costs by £149m a year

Prison governors have been ordered to cut the cost of holding inmates in England's bulging jails by £149m a year, as part of a radical programme designed to slash the costs of incarceration by £2,200 a year per prison place.<p>Detailed plans have been outlined by Michael Spurr, the chief executive of …

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Dramatic Improvements Suggested for Juvenile Probation Camp

The call for improvement came as the Board of Supervisors moved to accelerate construction of a $48 million probation camp.<p>Los Angeles County can …

As I step down as inspector of probation, the same problems remain

The offender management model has really failed to deliver.<p>This was demonstrated in a report I published, jointly with HM Inspectorate of Prisons, in my last week as chief inspector of probation. It looked at the work undertaken by prisons to challenge prisoners' behaviour and attitudes.<p>The …

Halliburton manager gets probation for destroying Deepwater Horizon evidence

A former Halliburton manager was sentenced to one year of probation on Tuesday for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP's fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which claimed 11 lives.<p>Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director for Halliburton, which was BP's cement contractor on …

Juveniles Who Escaped Probation Camp Caught in Windsor

The three minors escaped from a probation camp in Forestville Monday afternoon.<p><b>By Bay City News</b><p>Three juveniles who escaped a probation camp on …

18-Year-Old on Probation Is Arrested in Altadena for Robbery

An 18-year-old man already on probation for robbery is facing possible additional charges after sheriff's detectives serving a search warrant in …

Probation Officer Convicted on Child Porn Charges

Police said Coventry man and probation officer bought 75 child porn DVDs in 22 orders from a web site raided by investigators in 2011. A jury …

Probation Ordered for Man Who Duped Elderly Arlington Heights Couple

A 25-year-old Mount Prospect has been ordered to serve 24 months of probation after collecting $4,300 from an elderly Arlington Heights couple last …

The Private Probation Problem Is Worse Than Anyone Thought

A new Human Rights Watch report reveals the extent of the damage done by private probation companies and highlights the ways in which public officials have enabled the practice.<p>Two weeks ago, here at <i>The Atlantic</i>, I wrote about how the private probation industry in Georgia has morphed the justice …

Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who campaigned on a promise to expand drug testing, said he would appeal the ruling.<p>The law took effect in July 2011 and required parents to undergo and pay for urine tests for illegal drugs when they applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a …

After 114 Arrests, a Career Criminal Faces New Jail Time

Residents are frustrated over a revolving door, criminal justice system.<p><b>INMAN PARK —</b> One longstanding complaint in East Atlanta Patch communities …

Teaching crime rates and criminal justice – news and resources round up

Crime in England and Wales has fallen by an unexpected 10% during the past year and hit the lowest levels seen in 32 years.<p>The figures are based on an annual crime survey – 40,000 members of the public were interviewed about their experience of crime.<p>Estimates show that crime has fallen by 58% …

Youth justice chiefs attack plan to move young adult offenders to prisons

The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has clashed with his own youth justice chiefs over his plans to close a dedicated network of seven young offender institutions across England and Wales that hold young adults aged 18 to 20.<p>The Youth Justice Board has warned Grayling that abolishing a distinct …

Our criminal justice system is institutionally racist, surely?

I think this following quote, from the Romanian ambassador Ion Jinga, may go down as my favourite of the year: ‘In their overwhelming majority, Romanians in the UK are well integrated and, as Prime Minister David Cameron has acknowledged, ‘work hard, pay taxes and are valued by their employers.’<p>New …

Restorative justice can drastically reduce need to restrain young offenders

The use of restraint in secure children's homes and young offender institutions is on the rise, but a children's home in Exeter is bucking the trend through a new method of resolving disputes. Atkinson Secure Children's Home has seen a 91% decrease in the use of restraint by using restorative …