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October 31, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After hearing from prisoners who said they were raped and abused while they were being transported cross-country from one jail to another, a legislative committee ordered an evaluation Monday of all the state's contracts with a private extradition company. In deciding to request the evaluation, the Joint Prisons Committee overrode several of its members who had called for the immediate cancellation of the state's contract with Tennessee-based Extradition Corp. of America.
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September 30, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
An ex-convict accused of threatening a Los Angeles Times reporter pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug charge that will send him to prison for at least 10 years. Alexander Proctor, 59, will be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars when he is sentenced in federal court Jan. 12 for transporting a kilogram of cut heroin from Los Angeles to Atlanta in a secret compartment of his car.
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September 12, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
Marilyn Cantrell's life changed so fast it could almost give a person whiplash. One day she's cruising in a Hollywood world: a personal secretary for actors, going to parties at the Playboy Mansion, living a life that didn't give her and her two children all that much to complain about. The next day she looks out her window and the police are coming to her door.
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April 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
In a race to the border, state police on Friday stopped a California prison van from leaving the state with a 70-year-old Oregon man on his way back to prison for the 1963 murder of a CHP officer. The California Department of Corrections took custody of Robert Lee Burns of Springfield after a Lane County judge denied his motion to block the extradition pending an appeal. But Burns' attorney on Friday won an emergency stay from the Oregon Court of Appeals.
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August 9, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The airline uses conventional passenger jets and makes scheduled stops at more than three dozen cities across the United States. Aside from that, "Con Air" is a little different. There are no movies to watch, magazines to read or pillows to make a nap more comfortable. Window shades stay up, seats don't recline and tray tables are stowed even when lunch is served.
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May 20, 1989
Actor Todd Bridges was apparently hurt in a traffic accident involving a Sheriff's Department jail van while he was being transported to a bail-reduction hearing on an attempted murder charge, his sister said Friday. Bridges faces attempted murder charges, along with a second defendant, for a Feb. 2 shooting in a reputed South-Central Los Angeles drug den. The victim, Kenneth Clay, survived and later identified his attackers, authorities said. Officials with the city police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said they were unaware of the accident and could not immediately provide information about it. Bridges, 23, a co-star in the NBC-TV comedy series, "Diff'rent Strokes," was listed in stable condition in the Jail Ward at the County-USC Medical Center, said Deputy Sean Ruiz.
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April 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
In a race to the border, state police on Friday stopped a California prison van from leaving the state with a 70-year-old Oregon man on his way back to prison for the 1963 murder of a CHP officer. The California Department of Corrections took custody of Robert Lee Burns of Springfield after a Lane County judge denied his motion to block the extradition pending an appeal. But Burns' attorney on Friday won an emergency stay from the Oregon Court of Appeals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER and KEVIN JOHNSON
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a program that officials said will save money and ease jail overcrowding by linking some of the county's courtrooms to the Central Men's Jail via video technology. The program, which also made its performance debut Tuesday morning by handling seven arraignments, will use $120,000 worth of video cameras and monitors to cut down on prisoner transportation to the county's five courthouses, officials said. Supervisor Roger R.
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December 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal marshals say they have spent more than $360,000 on safely transporting Manuel A. Noriega to and from jail since the deposed dictator was escorted out of Panama after the U.S. invasion. The Marshals Service has cited "the extraordinary costs of security details" each time Noriega makes a court appearance in Miami, 24 miles away. The information was obtained by the Miami Herald on a Freedom of Information Act request.
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June 14, 1997 | ERIC MALNIC
Four years ago, some government officials told me about a federally run airline that was used to transport prisoners back and forth across the United States. They called it "Con Air." Thinking it might make a story, I pitched the idea to an editor. A month later, I was winging my way to Oklahoma City with a planeload of convicts. My story--a factual account of the grim but uneventful flight--ran within a few weeks.
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June 14, 1997 | ERIC MALNIC
Four years ago, some government officials told me about a federally run airline that was used to transport prisoners back and forth across the United States. They called it "Con Air." Thinking it might make a story, I pitched the idea to an editor. A month later, I was winging my way to Oklahoma City with a planeload of convicts. My story--a factual account of the grim but uneventful flight--ran within a few weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Officials plan to expand a program that links inmates to county judges through video technology in a jailhouse studio--a system officials say saves money and time as well as prevents security problems with busing prisoners. They hope to have prisoners at Anaheim City Jail face a televised image of a judge when they enter their plea to misdemeanor crimes, while screens in a courtroom at Municipal Court in Fullerton would show the inmate live as he or she is arraigned.
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September 29, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER and KEVIN JOHNSON
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a program that officials said will save money and ease jail overcrowding by linking some of the county's courtrooms to the Central Men's Jail via video technology. The program, which also made its performance debut Tuesday morning by handling seven arraignments, will use $120,000 worth of video cameras and monitors to cut down on prisoner transportation to the county's five courthouses, officials said. Supervisor Roger R.
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August 9, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The airline uses conventional passenger jets and makes scheduled stops at more than three dozen cities across the United States. Aside from that, "Con Air" is a little different. There are no movies to watch, magazines to read or pillows to make a nap more comfortable. Window shades stay up, seats don't recline and tray tables are stowed even when lunch is served.
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November 16, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prisoner, accused of attacking three women, mysteriously escaped from a Sheriff's Department bus en route to court Friday, officials said. Rafael Rosales Ceballos, 33, of Garden Grove was last seen Friday morning getting ready to board the bus at the County Jail, Lt. Richard J. Olson said. "When the bus arrived at (Westminster Municipal) court, deputies reported him missing," Olson said. "We're investigating how he made his escape, but all indications show that he was seen loaded onto the bus."
NEWS
December 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal marshals say they have spent more than $360,000 on safely transporting Manuel A. Noriega to and from jail since the deposed dictator was escorted out of Panama after the U.S. invasion. The Marshals Service has cited "the extraordinary costs of security details" each time Noriega makes a court appearance in Miami, 24 miles away. The information was obtained by the Miami Herald on a Freedom of Information Act request.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prisoner, accused of attacking three women, mysteriously escaped from a Sheriff's Department bus en route to court Friday, officials said. Rafael Rosales Ceballos, 33, of Garden Grove was last seen Friday morning getting ready to board the bus at the County Jail, Lt. Richard J. Olson said. "When the bus arrived at (Westminster Municipal) court, deputies reported him missing," Olson said. "We're investigating how he made his escape, but all indications show that he was seen loaded onto the bus."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Officials plan to expand a program that links inmates to county judges through video technology in a jailhouse studio--a system officials say saves money and time as well as prevents security problems with busing prisoners. They hope to have prisoners at Anaheim City Jail face a televised image of a judge when they enter their plea to misdemeanor crimes, while screens in a courtroom at Municipal Court in Fullerton would show the inmate live as he or she is arraigned.
NEWS
October 31, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After hearing from prisoners who said they were raped and abused while they were being transported cross-country from one jail to another, a legislative committee ordered an evaluation Monday of all the state's contracts with a private extradition company. In deciding to request the evaluation, the Joint Prisons Committee overrode several of its members who had called for the immediate cancellation of the state's contract with Tennessee-based Extradition Corp. of America.
NEWS
September 12, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
Marilyn Cantrell's life changed so fast it could almost give a person whiplash. One day she's cruising in a Hollywood world: a personal secretary for actors, going to parties at the Playboy Mansion, living a life that didn't give her and her two children all that much to complain about. The next day she looks out her window and the police are coming to her door.
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