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  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Residents not worried about mentally-ill inmates Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - People who live near Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility aren't worried about a judge's ruling that will move inmates with mental illness from Orleans Parish Prison to the Iberville location. The ruling is part of a consent decree to create better living conditions and treatment for mentally... more »
  • Avoyelles escapees captured in Port Allen Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Two women out of Avoyelles Parish are now behind bars in West Baton Rouge. 28-year-old Lindsey Howell and 39-year-old Christie Theriot were on the run after escaping from Avoyelles Simmesport Women's Corrections Center. The women were taken into custody at a motel in Port Allen. ... more »
  • 'Sexting' assistant principal bonded out of jail

    July 23, 2014 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An assistant principal was bonded out of jail Tuesday night, after being accused of 'sexting' a student in Baton Rouge. Edwin Chastang, 42, told police he sent "sexually charged" messages to a 15-year-old girl who attended his school, Southeast Middle. He was arrested Tuesday night, charged with... more »
  • Lawyers huddle at federal court on jail reforms

    July 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans, the New Orleans sheriff and inmates at the city's notoriously dangerous jail have been meeting for hours in federal court to discuss a plan to house mentally ill New Orleans prisoners at the state's Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.... more »
  • Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

    July 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Child protection officials say a transgender Connecticut girl who was moved from a women's prison to a psychiatric center for children has now been relocated to a center for delinquent boys after an assault. Officials said there is no "suitable place" in the juvenile psychiatric center and... more »
  • Parish to jail misdemeanor criminals Play Video

    June 2, 2014 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A law passed in the session will allow courts to collect additional fees for bench warrants to help fund a misdemeanor jail in East Baton Rouge Parish. The law, sponsored by Dan Claitor, allows courts to collect an additional $50 or $25 at city court for bench... more »
  • Ex- lawmaker ordered to prison; seeks new trial

    May 22, 2014 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans City Council member and ex-state legislator - Renee Gill Pratt - has been ordered to report June 30 to start serving four years and two months in federal prison. Pratt had remained free while pursuing appeals of her 2011 conviction in a plot... more »
  • Inmates missing after Florida jail blast found

    May 1, 2014 3:53 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official in Florida says three inmates who were missing after an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been located. Escambia County spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said Thursday the inmates were unaccounted for in the chaos after the explosion. She says they were missing as hundreds... more »
  • Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    April 17, 2014 10:36 PM

    PHOENIX- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish battling jail contraband Play Video

    March 21, 2014 4:38 PM

    AMITE - Law enforcement in Tangipahoa Parish is on the lookout for someone leaving cell phones and drugs stashed behind the parish jail. Amite City Police got a tip Tuesday and found a stash of $7,000 worth of prison contraband along a jail fence. Officers found a pound of... more »
  • Inmates could get work release sooner Play Video

    February 20, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Repeat offenders could get out of jail on work release six months earlier if a proposed bill passes through legislature this session. Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge, pre-filed the bill that would allow eligible habitual offenders to enter work release a year before their sentence is... more »
  • Sheriff: "I have nothing to hide" after man dies in jail

    December 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A family has filed suit against the sheriff's office in West Baton Rouge after a family member died in custody. In court documents, the family of Ervin Edwards claim his death was unwarranted. Edwards died after being tazed following a disturbance last week. But, Sheriff Mike... more »
  • Jail time for starving a boy

    November 26, 2013 7:37 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA- A couple cut a deal for a reduced sentence for starving their adopted son. Mona and Russell Hauer pleaded guilty to neglect and she got 60 days while her husband got 30 days. He'll begin serving after his wife's sentence. Their son is now in foster... more »
  • Former inmate says sign language changed his life Play Video

    November 21, 2013 3:03 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A former Department of Corrections inmate says learning sign language while behind bars changed his life. Scott Huffman served nearly four years in Rayburn Correctional Center. He was released three months ago. "Before prison I was wild. I was involved in drugs and drinking, selling... more »
  • Plans for new home for Amite police going ahead

    October 29, 2013 11:17 AM

    AMITE - Plans for a new home for the Amite Police Department are moving forward. Mayor Buddy Bel says the town was waiting to see if the half-cent jail tax would pass before moving ahead on the renovation of an old state office building. Chief Jerry Trabona tells The Daily... more »
  • Leaders of fake ID distribution ring sentenced

    October 21, 2013 1:37 PM

    ATHENS, Ga.- The masterminds of a fake ID manufacturing and distribution ring have been ordered to serve jail time, participate in community service and pay a $5,000 fine. University of Georgia Student William Trosclair and former Gainesville State University student Tyler Andrew Ruby pleaded guilty last week to manufacturing false... more »
  • 6 students to serve jail time after school brawl

    October 9, 2013 2:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS- Six students arrested after a disturbance at Opelousas High School will begin serving a month in the Opelousas jail Thursday. Judge Vanessa Harris dropped charges against two students, saying they had tried to break up the fight. The six students - four 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds - will serve... more »
  • Two Angola cellmates captured after escaping

    September 22, 2013 4:23 PM

    ANGOLA - Two Angola cellmates have been captured after attempting a daring plan to escape from jail. While in the prison yard this morning, the two inmates broke through the bottom of one gate and climbed over another before taking off into a wooded area. The Angola Chase... more »
  • Escaped inmates are now in custody

    September 22, 2013 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison. State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded. Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... more »
  • Police stay busy, book three for murder in one night

    September 18, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators cracked numerous cases and released details of arrests Wednesday. Three people were booked on murder-related charges. Isaac Carr is charged in the killing of Michael Williams. Williams was shot after an argument on Mohican-Prescott in 2011. Carr's relative, Delaney, was arrested for principal to... more »
  • Florida corrections official to run Orleans jail

    September 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has hired the chief of corrections for Orange County, Fla., Michael Tidwell, to run New Orleans' only jail. A federal consent agreement requires Sheriff Marlin Gusman to hire a professional corrections administrator to bring the jail up to constitutional standards. The agreement in... more »
  • New facility to help New Orleans jail reform plan

    August 23, 2013 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone a planned Sept. 30 hearing on jail reforms in New Orleans, while the city advances plans for a new building to hold inmates who should not be mixed with the general jail population. Those plans were outlined in court papers... more »
  • Suspect shot by police out of the hospital

    August 21, 2013 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Police said a man shot after a confrontation with one of their officers this weekend is out of the hospital and on his way to jail. Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said Daniel West, 33, was being interviewed by their detectives and deputies from the Ascension... more »
  • Judge extends time to select jail reform monitor

    August 19, 2013 5:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman are asking a federal judge for more time to discuss selection of a monitor for planned reforms at the New Orleans jail. Those reforms are outlined in a court-approved agreement between Gusman and the U.S. Justice... more »
  • Parish leaders want voters to decide on sales tax for new jail

    August 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    AMITE - Parish leaders approved setting an election for a proposition to raise sales taxes to fund the construction of a new jail in Tangipahoa Parish. The current jail does not fit the needs of the parish, the sheriff said. He believes a lack of space is contributing to... more »
  • Expert: Would take years to fill needed jail posts

    August 6, 2013 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prison expert says it would take years to fill all the positions needed to bring the current New Orleans jail complex up to its needed employee strength. That was the opinion expressed in federal court in New Orleans Tuesday by David Parrish, one of several experts... more »
  • Council approves property tax for juvie jail

    August 1, 2013 11:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Property taxes will likely increase in Ascension Parish to raise money for a new juvenile detention facility . Parish leaders approved the hike Thursday night. They are allowed to levy a one-mill tax for juvenile detention facilities without a public vote because of a law enacted by the... more »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • Lafourche officials want library money for jail

    July 5, 2013 12:25 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish officials say they may ask voters to decide whether taxes approved for the library system should go to a new jail instead. The Daily Comet reports that administrators and Parish Council members could have a proposal ready by the council's July 23 meeting. The cost for... more »
  • Prisoner escapes from St. Charles Parish jail

    July 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    KILLONA, La. - St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies say a prisoner has escaped from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona. Deputies say 35-year-old Charles J. Conrad III was working in the kitchen at the jail when he climbed over a fence near a trash bin early Tuesday morning. He... more »
  • Ex-Livingston Parish president's sons still in jail

    June 30, 2013 4:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Ex-Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer's sons are still in Livingston Parish Prison after allegedly setting their step-mother's belongings on fire. The two sons will have a teleconference call with a judge to set the bail amount Monday. Until then they will remain in jail. The... more »
  • Lawsuit: Deputies ignored dying inmate's pleas

    June 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies ignored his declining health and pleas for medical attention. The sheriff's office has... more »
  • Orleans Parish sheriff testifies about jail finances

    June 24, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who runs New Orleans' notoriously violent jail has begun testimony in federal court on the lockup's finances. Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday began going over ledger figures, hoping to make the case that he needs more money from the city to implement court... more »
  • Ascension considers youth detention tax Play Video

    June 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Council will introduce a proposal Thursday evening at their regular meeting which would levy a one mil tax on homeowners in parish to raise funds for a juvenile detention center. The tax would raise about $900,000 a year and cost about $25 for a home... more »
  • Error allows accused killer to leave jail

    June 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mistake led to an accused killer getting out of jail when he was not supposed to be free. Cardale Green turned himself in Friday after being on the streets for a day. The district attorney's office said a court clerk mixed up paperwork with a... more »
  • Sex, drugs and contraband

    June 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- An unfolding scandal with allegations of sex, drugs and access to contraband cell phones surrounds a jail in downtown Baltimore. It has led to an indictment charging 25 prisoners, corrections officers and outside suppliers with a contraband conspiracy. The indictment says one prisoner impregnated four female corrections... more »
  • Court filing: New jail won't fix old problems

    May 24, 2013 12:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inmates' lawyers and the U.S. Justice Department say the current design of a $145 million jail under construction in New Orleans won't meet requirements of a reform agreement signed by Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. In papers filed Thursday at federal court, they say the facility lacks... more »
  • OJ Simpson heads to court to fight for freedom

    May 11, 2013 12:39 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The return of O.J. Simpson to a Las Vegas courtroom Monday will remind Americans of a tragedy that became a national obsession and in the process changed the country's attitude toward the justice system, the media and celebrity. His 1995 trial is the stuff of legends, the... more »
  • 14 charged in case of bizarre jail video

    May 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Indictments were filed Friday against 14 inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in the New Orleans jail. The videos, made in June and July 2009, came to light in April during a federal court hearing on... more »
  • Public forum held to discuss police reform in NO

    April 15, 2013 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A public hearing in New Orleans is being held to determine the firm that will oversee the city's compliance with requirements in an agreement to reform the long-troubled police department. Monday's hearing comes even as the city tries to get out of the reform agreement it made... more »
  • Parents accused of kidnapping boys to stay in jail

    April 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The couple accused of kidnapping their boys and sailing with them to Cuba to elude authorities are staying in jail. On Friday, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken's public defender didn't contest a request by prosecutors in Tampa that they remain in jail without bond. The Hakkens didn't appear... more »
  • Judge won't hear oral arguments on jail takeover

    April 10, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A U.S. district judge has declined to immediately set oral arguments over the city of New Orleans' request to place the local jail under federal control. It's the latest step in a legal fight involving the city, the U.S. Justice Department and Sheriff Marlin Gusman over how best... more »
  • U.S. Army vet jailed for fighting with Syrian al-Quaida

    April 8, 2013 7:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA- A U.S. Army veteran accused of joining al-Qaida to fight in Syria will remain in jail pending his trial. Eric Harroun's lawyers tried to argue that he was fighting with Syrian rebels who share the U.S. government's desire to oust the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But prosecutors... more »
  • Sheriff testifies in hearing on Orleans jail

    April 4, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Testifying in a federal hearing, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman raised the possibility that a video depicting drug use and weapon possession in the jail he oversees may have been doctored. Gusman was imprecise on exactly when he first saw the videos made in 2009. And he... more »
  • Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

    April 2, 2013 9:08 AM

    UNIONTOWN, Pa.- A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo... more »
  • Lafourche Parish jail evacuated after blanket fire

    April 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says two men serving time for contempt of court face new charges after a fire that prompted a brief evacuation of the parish jail. Deputy Brennan Matherne says 21-year-old Skylleur Hayes of Thibodaux allegedly started the fire after telling an inmate who had... more »
  • 2 sentenced in shooting death of Shreveport teen

    March 27, 2013 8:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Two Shreveport men will be spending the next six decades behind bars following their sentencing for second-degree murder in Caddo Parish District Court. Joshua D. Brooks and Paul Anthony Jones, both 20, were sentenced this week by Judge Joseph Bleich to 60 years in prison at hard labor without... more »
  • Ex-parish president Broussard gets jail time, fine

    February 25, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard must serve 46 months in prison and pay up to $280,000 for his role in separate payroll fraud and bribery schemes. U.S. District Judge Hayden Head said Monday that $214,000 will repay Jefferson Parish for fraudulently paid salaries and benefits to... more »
  • Pistorius granted bail

    February 22, 2013 8:32 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail and will be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says the shooting was an accident, and that he thought he was firing at an intruder. Prosecutors say... more »
  • Inmate attends church, then escapes

    February 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    SIMMESPORT- Deputies in Avoyelles Parish are looking for a 25-year-old female inmate who went to a jail church service and then escaped. Authorities say Veronica Ann Dubois, 25, escaped from a correctional facility in Simmesport around Saturday night. Dubois is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall and 120 pounds,... more »
  • Police: NY mom used kiss to give jailed son drugs

    February 7, 2013 7:33 PM

    PENN YAN, N.Y. - Police say an upstate New York woman passed drugs to her son while kissing him when she visited him in jail. Sheriff's deputies in Yates County tell local media outlets 54-year-old Kimberly Margeson was visiting her son last week when she hid oxycodone pills and passed... more »
  • Baker warrant amnesty program

    January 31, 2013 7:31 AM

    BAKER - People who have had arrest warrants issued against them in Baker City Court may take advantage of an amnesty program during February to avoid unexpectedly winding up in jail. City Court Judge Kirk A. Williams says people who have not responded to summonses to appear in court, paid... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge. The Washington County public defender's office on Wednesday declined to comment on the charges filed... more »
  • Bossier man jailed for claiming to be officer

    January 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    GREENWOOD- Claiming to be an officer resulted in not getting a ticket, but instead a trip to jail for a Bossier City man. The Times reports Greenwood police stopped 41-year-old Melvin Shupert on Interstate 20 Sunday for not having a license plate. Investigators say Shupert allegedly told the officer that... more »
  • Judge grants preliminary OK for NO jail reforms

    January 23, 2013 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of an agreement between the Justice Department and the city of New Orleans that's designed to clean up the city-funded jail. The consent decree with Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman calls for him to provide adequate medical and mental... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »
  • Edwards asks feds to end supervised release early

    January 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now. Federal prosecutors support the request. They say Edwards has served more than 18 months... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »
  • Man accused of flashing holiday shoppers

    January 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Covington man after they said he exposed himself twice to holiday shoppers. Deputies arrested Brian Harris, 26, in suspicion of obscenity on Dec. 28 after witness descriptions led them to his vehicle. Investigators said they were told on Dec.... more »
  • Houston rapper free on bond, following arrest

    December 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending a night in the DeSoto Parish jail. Wesley Eric Weston, 31, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested Wednesday after deputies pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 49 and they allegedly found marijuana and... more »
  • Escaped La. inmate arrested in Miss.

    December 24, 2012 7:57 AM

    COVINGTON - A 26-year-old man, who escaped from St. Tammany Parish jail, has been arrested along with his girlfriend in a hotel in Hattiesburg, Miss. Authorities say Anthony Lance Alexius walked away from his work detail in the kitchen of the parish jail at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday. ... more »
  • Three arrested in Baker narcotics investigation

    December 6, 2012 3:50 PM

    BAKER - Narcotics agents in Baker arrested three people after they said an investigation and traffic stop turned up hundreds of pills and thousands in cash. Agents arrested John McKneely, Keirsten McKneely and Tiawanga McKneely of Baker earlier this week. Bake Police Chief Mike Knaps said the agents... more »
  • Angola inmates on Santa's payroll

    December 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    ANGOLA- Inmates at the state's maximum security prison are working overtime to fill all the orders on Santa's list before Christmas. It's a tradition every year that gets inmates working on their down time to make toys and fix bikes for needy children. "They are elves," said Tom... more »
  • Lafayette jail construction under way

    November 19, 2012 10:31 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - By this time next year, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office plans to move its road crew inmates and those in work release and rehabilitation programs from its downtown jail and annex into its public safety complex now under construction. Rob Reardon, corrections director, says road crew... more »
  • EBR Jail: Jefferson booked after bond revoked

    October 30, 2012 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is in parish prison this afternoon after a judge revoked his bond from a 2011 battery arrest. Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Hicks said Jefferson turned himself in to a deputy, who transported him to the prison. A district judge revoked... more »
  • Students spend the day at EBRSO parish prison

    October 18, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Inmates are warning kids about what could happen if they don't turn their lives around. Students from the Valley Park Alternative School spent the day at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison today and got a first-hand look at life behind bars. Inmates talked to 15 boys... more »
  • Eight inmates accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Narcotics investigators in Livingston Parish charged eight inmates in their jail for being in on a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center. On Oct. 3, deputies arrested two people they said were caught while trying to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the... more »
  • Two accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

    October 4, 2012 3:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish arrested two people after they said they caught them trying to smuggle drugs into the parish jail. Deputies charged Kennie Wascom II, 34, and Kimberly Blount, 29, with drug possession after their arrest Wednesday. Wascom was also charged with resisting arrest. ... more »
  • DOJ seeks to join lawsuit against Orleans prison

    September 24, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is asking to join a class action lawsuit that accuses Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman of overseeing a jail that routinely subjects prisoners to brutal, inhumane conditions. The federal agency filed a request Monday in federal court, asking to be included as a... more »
  • Atlanta running back celebrates a bit too much

    September 18, 2012 10:50 AM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early this morning, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos. Turner was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5... more »
  • Woman gets prison in Medicare fraud plot

    September 11, 2012 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who worked as a patient recruiter for several Louisiana medical equipment companies has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge James Brady in Baton Rouge also on Tuesday ordered 47-year-old Karen Rayburn to pay... more »
  • 52-year-old among group accused in plan to deliver drugs to jail

    August 13, 2012 7:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Three people face charges, accused in a drug smuggling operation at the Livingston Parish Detention Center. According to deputies, inmate John Palmer and another person were was seen in an unauthorized area outside the detention center. When they were noticed, the man ran into nearby woods. Palmer was... more »
  • Police: Woman tried to break into Ohio jail

    July 31, 2012 12:38 PM

    HAMILTON, Ohio - Police in southwest Ohio are perplexed about why a woman tried to sneak into a county jail before telling authorities to arrest her. Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd when she was caught trying to climb over a fence into Butler... more »
  • Livingston Parish jail causing major budget concerns Play Video

    July 26, 2012 5:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Costs to operate the Livingston Parish Jail are draining the parish budget, and could plunge it into debt by the end of 2012 if corrections aren't made. Director of Finance Jennifer Meyers says there is no immediate threat of layoffs or a reduction in parish services. She... more »
  • Jail eating hole in Livingston Parish budget

    July 26, 2012 10:30 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Costs at the new Livingston Parish jail are digging the parish into a budget hole to the tune of more than a million dollars each year, according to the parish administrator. Layton Ricks told News 2 jail operating costs are covered by the parish, while the sheriff's... more »
  • Sheriff's Office looking for help with prison

    July 17, 2012 5:56 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a little help from the police jury. The parish prison makes money by housing state inmates in part of the facility, and the sheriff's office shares much of the money with the parish. The police jury will consider... more »
  • Zimmerman makes $1M bond

    July 6, 2012 2:01 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million. George Zimmerman left the Seminole County jail on Friday. He was wearing a white dress shirt and a jacket when he... more »
  • Deputies: Inmate died from natural causes

    July 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies said an inmate in Livingston Parish died of natural causes while in the jail this week. A sheriff's department spokesperson said Charles David Dunn, 47, died Tuesday in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Livingston Parish Coroner Dr. Ron Coe performed an autopsy and found Dunn... more »
  • NM mom jailed for overdue 'Twilight' book, DVD

    June 29, 2012 12:47 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman was arrested and spent a night in jail for not returning the book "Twilight" and two-DVD set "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" back to the library on time. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MY6rJW ) Lori Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her... more »
  • Burrito surprise, a taste of heroin

    June 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in jail for attempting to smuggle drugs into a courthouse jail in a burrito. Henry Marin was sentenced Monday and remanded into custody following the hearing. The 27-year-old pleaded no contest to one... more »
  • Livingston Parish inmate dies after altercation with deputies Play Video

    June 18, 2012 6:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish jail inmate is dead after an altercation with deputies, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff-elect Jason Ard said Darrin Norton, 35, was booked into the jail Saturday on charges of criminal trespassing, damaging property and resisting arrest. Ard said Norton began acting strangely,... more »
  • City jail operation in full effect this Monday Play Video

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting Monday, the city jail in downtown Baton Rouge will start filling up with people who failed to pay outstanding misdemeanor tickets and fines. "We've given enough time, given enough words of encouragement," says Constable Reginald Brown. The downtown jail will be open around the clock... more »
  • Last day to pay off fines before BR jail opens

    June 15, 2012 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day people in Baton Rouge can pay off misdemeanor fines and outstanding tickets before the city jail re-opens, and people who haven't could be arrested. Starting Monday, people found with outstanding misdemeanor warrants could wind up behind bars as part of an... more »
  • More people paying fines ahead of jail re-opening

    June 12, 2012 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court workers in Baton Rouge saw an increase in people coming in to pay off misdemeanor tickets today, after word got out that people with outstanding fines would be arrested starting next week. The city court reported that by 3 p.m. today, 2,218 people had come... more »
  • People line up to pay fines before jail re-opens

    June 12, 2012 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lines formed outside city court in Baton Rouge this morning as people waited to pay off fines before the misdemeanor jail re-opens next week. After Monday, June 18, people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants in East Baton Rouge Parish could be arrested and taken to the city... more »
  • BR city jail to open again June 18

    June 11, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officials in Baton Rouge announced the city's jail would re-open again next week, and city police would start arresting people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Starting June 18, city constables and sheriff's deputies will operate the jail 24-7 to clear oustanding warrants in the city-parish.... more »

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