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LOS ANGELES | 28 year prison sentence caps long downfall for ‘Suge’ Knight

LOS ANGELES — Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for mowing down and killing a Compton businessman in a case that completed the former rap music mogul’s downfall from his heyday as one of the biggest — and most feared — names in the music industry. Knight, 53, will now … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | 28 year prison sentence caps long downfall for ‘Suge’ Knight

OAKLAND, Calif. | Judge set to sentence men in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two men who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. It’s typical for California prison inmates who keep a good disciplinary record to be … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Judge set to sentence men in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

New study looks at California prison guards’ suicide rate

SACRAMENTO, Calif/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Correctional Officer Scott Jones kissed his wife goodbye on July 8, 2011, and headed off to a maximum-security prison in the remote high desert of northeastern California. He never came home. Jones’ body was found a day later, along with a note explaining why the 36-year-old took his own life: “The … Continue reading New study looks at California prison guards’ suicide rate