January 6, 1992 |
Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, in a phone call from prison, forcefully denied that a woman performed oral sex on him in a visiting room. In the interview with WRC-TV, he called the prisoner who alleged the incident at the Petersburg, Va., prison a "professional liar." A U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman said authorities are examining inmate Floyd Archer Robertson's charge that a guard arranged for a prostitute to visit Barry in the room where the incident allegedly occurred Dec.
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May 20, 1992 |
Leslie White, the Los Angeles County jailhouse informant who blew the whistle on perjurers-for-hire in scores of murder cases, pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury himself Tuesday and thus became the only person to go to prison in the scandal he sparked. White was sentenced to a prison term of three years by Superior Court Judge J. Stephen Czuleger. In a telephone interview from jail, White said he regrets that no law enforcement officials were prosecuted in the scandal.
February 12, 1997 |
Seventeen Corcoran State Prison inmates apparently were collecting photographs and autographs of Charles Manson to sell on the outside, state prison officials said Tuesday. "There's a whole market on the outside for these macabre kinds of memorabilia," said Corrections Department spokesman Tip Kindel. "[For] almost anybody that's a mass murderer, there's a market outside of prison."
June 14, 1988 |
There's a question on the orientation form for newcomers to California's prisons that no longer always applies. The question is: What do you plan to do when you get out? It doesn't apply because, about 10 years ago, California and many other states began telling certain criminals to abandon hope--sentencing them to terms of life in prison without possibility of parole. While such terms may protect society, they also may threaten those who manage prisons.
August 25, 1987 |
A prison inmate who corresponded with an El Monte woman about molesting her 11-year-old daughter was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for receiving a sexually explicit photograph of the girl. Bobby J. Cornelius, already serving a 15-year term in Florida for molesting his own 6-year-old daughter, pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge after prison officials found the picture in a routine mail inspection.
January 5, 1992 |
An inmate who complained that a woman performed oral sex on Marion Barry in front of more than 20 people in a prison visiting room said Saturday that the former Washington mayor made a veiled threat against him. "He said that, if I complained, there would be repercussions," Floyd Robertson said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. "It sounded like a threat to me." Two days after the Dec.
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June 24, 2008 |
How could an accused Mafia "hit man" grow his jail-maintained bank account by more than $5,000 while sitting behind bars? That's the question the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury asked in a report released Monday criticizing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department policy that allowed inmates to engage in large cash transactions at the in-house bank with no questions asked.
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April 4, 2013 |
A catalog of recent misconduct cases in California's corrections system includes allegations that prison guards groped and grappled with inmates, brought them drugs, shared their booze and solicited them for sex. The two-volume report , created by the independent Office of Inspector General, chronicles 117 incidents within state prisons and 93 investigations from July to December 2012. It starts with a cook at a central California prison accused of asking inmates to sit on his lap, "tickle and fondle him. " It ends with the tale of a parole agent who shot the charging dog of his parolee.