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LA Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

LOS ANGELES — Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisoners tested positive, authorities said Monday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva at a briefing s...
Photo of inmates in the recreation yard at Corcoran State Prison

Bulldogs Gang Confounds State Prison Peacemaking Effort

SACRAMENTO — California prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when allowed to mingle together in prison recreation yards, officials tol...

Federal New York Lockup Draws New Scrutiny in Epstein Death

NEW YORK — The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country. Epstein's death is also the latest black eye for the U...