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August 22, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday, boarding a helicopter that flew him to an army hospital where he was expected to stay before his transfer to house arrest. A small crowd of supporters cheered outside Tora prison as the copter carrying the frail, 85-year-old toppled autocrat took off into a clear sky. He was flown a few miles to a military hospital along the Nile in southern Cairo, arriving on a gurney. Traffic on the corniche was stopped as Mubarak was wheeled from the landing pad and through the hospital's gates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
The drifter who tried to murder Los Angeles actress Theresa Saldana 15 years ago was sent to a psychiatric hospital Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to killing a man 30 years ago. The Old Bailey criminal court accepted Arthur Jackson's plea of guilty of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility and dismissed a charge of murder. The length of his psychiatric commitment is indefinite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A multiple homicide outside a Northridge boardinghouse has prompted Los Angeles County supervisors to call for legislation that would prevent state prisoners with a serious criminal history from being released to county supervision. Realignment - intended to help the state meet a federal mandate to reduce its prison population - requires that some felons convicted of nonviolent offenses serve their time in county jails rather than state prison. It has also resulted in some inmates being released to county supervision instead of state parole.
NATIONAL
August 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. marshals transferred former Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. from an Ohio jail to a federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he will serve eight years for bribery and racketeering. Traficant had asked to be placed in an Ohio prison so he can run for reelection Nov. 5 from his Youngstown district. But the sentencing judge made no recommendation either way. The Constitution states that a congressional candidate must be a resident of the state where he is seeking office.
WORLD
August 22, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday, boarding a helicopter that flew him to an army hospital where he was expected to stay before his transfer to house arrest. A small crowd of supporters cheered outside Tora prison as the copter carrying the frail, 85-year-old toppled autocrat took off into a clear sky. He was flown a few miles to a military hospital along the Nile in southern Cairo, arriving on a gurney. Traffic on the corniche was stopped as Mubarak was wheeled from the landing pad and through the hospital's gates.
NEWS
October 18, 2011 | By James Oliphant
It was a rough night at the GOP debate in Las Vegas for Herman Cain -- and after the debate it got rougher still. Cain was asked about remarks he made earlier in the day during a CNN interview about whether he would consider a prisoner exchange involving suspected terrorists jailed at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and an American soldier, similar to the deal that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit along with more than 1,000 Palestinians....
NATIONAL
December 23, 2009 | By Oscar Avila and Kristen Schorsch
Facing anxious citizens afraid of becoming terrorist targets, federal officials confirmed Tuesday that some of the most notorious Guantanamo detainees could be sent to Illinois if the Obama administration buys a state prison. The proposed federal prison in Thomson would be the site for military tribunals for five alleged plotters in the 2000 bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole, said Alan Liotta, the Defense Department's principal director for detainee policy, at a public hearing on the plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1985 | BARRY S. SURMAN, Times Staff Writer
Officials at a state prison in Norco transferred a dozen inmates to three other state facilities Wednesday night, completing their removal of 170 men in the wake of two brawls that began as a dispute over seats in a television room and escalated into what the officials described as a racial conflict. On Jan. 20, between 30 and 40 inmates of the California Rehabilitation Center fought over seats to watch the Super Bowl game in a dormitory television room, said Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
The planned transfer of Phil Spector to a different prison has been halted, a corrections official said Friday, but different reasons were given as complications continued to surround his incarceration. Spector, 69, a legendary music producer, is serving 19 years to life for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector's wife, Rachelle, said she interceded with a prison official and Spector filed an inmate appeal after it was announced that he would be moved to Pleasant Valley State Prison at Coalinga with a group of other prisoners.
NEWS
October 18, 2011 | By James Oliphant
It was a rough night at the GOP debate in Las Vegas for Herman Cain -- and after the debate it got rougher still. Cain was asked about remarks he made earlier in the day during a CNN interview about whether he would consider a prisoner exchange involving suspected terrorists jailed at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and an American soldier, similar to the deal that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit along with more than 1,000 Palestinians....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2011 | Robert Faturechi
Los Angeles County officials are exploring an unconventional solution for handling the prisoners the state is passing off to them: passing them off to someone else. By year's end, hundreds of criminals who would have done their time in state prisons are expected to go instead to county lockups as part of the governor's plan to thin the population in California's chronically overcrowded prisons. Taking some of those inmates and shipping them out again is being considered as a last resort, county officials said.
WORLD
June 9, 2010 | By Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration wants to retain the ability to hold terrorism suspects from other countries at its largest prison in Afghanistan, even after it hands control of the facility to the Afghan government next year, according to U.S. officials. If Afghan officials agree, it would give the administration a place to interrogate terrorism suspects captured in countries such as Somalia or Yemen. President Obama made a high-profile pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after taking office last year.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2009 | By Oscar Avila and Kristen Schorsch
Facing anxious citizens afraid of becoming terrorist targets, federal officials confirmed Tuesday that some of the most notorious Guantanamo detainees could be sent to Illinois if the Obama administration buys a state prison. The proposed federal prison in Thomson would be the site for military tribunals for five alleged plotters in the 2000 bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole, said Alan Liotta, the Defense Department's principal director for detainee policy, at a public hearing on the plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
The planned transfer of Phil Spector to a different prison has been halted, a corrections official said Friday, but different reasons were given as complications continued to surround his incarceration. Spector, 69, a legendary music producer, is serving 19 years to life for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector's wife, Rachelle, said she interceded with a prison official and Spector filed an inmate appeal after it was announced that he would be moved to Pleasant Valley State Prison at Coalinga with a group of other prisoners.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2009 | Greg Miller
The CIA's secret prisons are being shuttered. Harsh interrogation techniques are off-limits. And Guantanamo Bay will eventually go back to being a wind-swept naval base on the southeastern corner of Cuba. But even while dismantling these programs, President Obama left intact an equally controversial counter-terrorism tool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A multiple homicide outside a Northridge boardinghouse has prompted Los Angeles County supervisors to call for legislation that would prevent state prisoners with a serious criminal history from being released to county supervision. Realignment - intended to help the state meet a federal mandate to reduce its prison population - requires that some felons convicted of nonviolent offenses serve their time in county jails rather than state prison. It has also resulted in some inmates being released to county supervision instead of state parole.
WORLD
February 14, 2006 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Monday ordered the U.S. military not to hand over to the Iraqi government a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior associate of insurgent leader Abu Musab Zarqawi. The case of Shawqi Omar is the latest legal fight that tests the limits of the Bush administration's power to keep Americans it has identified as terrorists out of U.S. courts. U.S.
WORLD
February 14, 2006 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Monday ordered the U.S. military not to hand over to the Iraqi government a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior associate of insurgent leader Abu Musab Zarqawi. The case of Shawqi Omar is the latest legal fight that tests the limits of the Bush administration's power to keep Americans it has identified as terrorists out of U.S. courts. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
The scandal-plagued juvenile prison in Camarillo, the only coed facility in the California Youth Authority system, will probably house only female inmates beginning next year -- a change that would save money and solve nagging problems, state officials said. "When you look for an obvious place where you can cut back on expenses, I would anticipate closing the male portion. That is such a logical option," said Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).
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