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despite assurances to nervous immigrants, sheriff's department gave ice assistan


since president trump laid out his plan for mass deportations, the los angeles county sheriff’s department has gone out of its way to reassure the public it had strict limits on cooperating with immigration officials. as the president and others demanded, among other things, that local police work...






key figure in l.a. county sheriff's department jail corruption scandal sentenced


william “tom” carey, once a captain in the los angeles county sheriff's department who admitted to obstructing an fbi investigation into county jails and gave federal prosecutors crucial testimony that helped convict disgraced former sheriff lee baca in the scheme, was sentenced to nine months...






violence spiking inside denver’s jails leaves sheriff’s department with question


inmates inside denver's two jails assaulted each other six times as often in 2016 as they did four years ago, just one indicator that sheriff's deputies are dealing with more violence on their jobs.






should denver’s two jails reinstate in-person visits between inmates and their f


as the denver sheriff department prepares to introduce a new way for inmates to communicate with their family and friends, the city's police watchdog is raising questions about whether the department should re-instate face-to-face meetings at the jails.






sheriff not required to run santa clara county jails


amid oversight talks, a little-known fact arises that there's no requirement that the sheriff take responsibility for the jails.






sheriff in metro phoenix changes jail rule for immigrants


phoenix (ap) — the new sheriff in metropolitan phoenix is ending a policy that keeps immigrants locked up in his jails past their release date to give federal authorities extra time to launch deportation proceedings. sheriff paul penzone announced the new rules at a friday evening news conference, ending a policy by his controversial predecessor, […]






sheriff who ran la jails faces prison time for impeding fbi


former los angeles sheriff lee baca is relying on a lifetime of public service, letters of support ranging from ex-governors to ex-cons, and his diagnosis of alzheimer's in a bid friday for probation for obstructing an fbi investigation into abuses at the jails he ran.






baca 'was aware' of plan to obstruct fbi, former sheriff's official tells jury


despite his claims of ignorance, former los angeles county sheriff lee baca was deeply involved in efforts to interfere with fbi agents as they investigated abuses in county jails, a retired sheriff’s official testified thursday. william “tom” carey, a former sheriff’s department captain who has...






judge hammers ex-la sheriff with 3-year term for corruption


a federal judge repeatedly rebuked former los angeles sheriff lee baca for bringing shame on his department as he sentenced him friday to three years in prison for obstructing an fbi investigation into abuses at the jails he ran.






arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails


phoenix (ap) — for years, immigrants being released from jails in phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings. it was a policy put in place by sheriff joe arpaio and widely denounced by critics who cited it […]






arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails


phoenix (ap) — for years, immigrants being released from jails in phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings. it was a policy put in place by sheriff joe arpaio and widely denounced by critics who cited it […]






o.c. sheriff takes aim at aclu over jails report and swats away rumors over her


under intense scrutiny over her handling of orange county’s jails, sheriff sandra hutchens railed wednesday against a scathing report on jail conditions released this week by the american civil liberties union of southern california, saying the report was rife with inaccuracies and “purposely distorted”...






denver sheriff: city jails are crowded, violence is up


the city's jails are crowded and violence inside is up, but denver sheriff patrick firman told a city council committee wednesday that he does not have answers as to why both are happening.






activists mark holy thursday tradition by washing feet of immigrants at ice offi


feet washings of immigrants also took place wednesday at the southern branch of the california superior court in redwood city, the contra costa sheriff's office in martinez and the alameda county sheriff's department in oakland, in actions that highlighted ongoing tensions between immigrant communities and law enforcement.






sheriff who ran la jails faces prison time for impeding fbi


los angeles (ap) — former los angeles sheriff lee baca is relying on a lifetime of public service, letters of support ranging from ex-governors to ex-cons, and his diagnosis of alzheimer’s in a bid friday for probation for obstructing an fbi investigation into abuses at the jails he ran. baca, 74, faces up to 20 […]






computer crash leads to lock down at denver jails


a computer crash at the denver sheriff department led to a lock down tuesday at the downtown detention center and the county jail on smith road as sheriff patrick firman asked police to stop dropping off inmates.






sheriff whistleblower who testified in federal obstruction case gets $1.275-mill


a former los angeles county sheriff’s deputy whose testimony helped send colleagues to prison for obstructing an fbi investigation into abuses inside the county jails will receive $1.275 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the department of retaliating against her. the los angeles county board...






ice puts la jails on ‘non-cooperative’ list for refusing to hold immigrants


several los angeles area jails, including one in van nuys, made the federal government's list of facilities where local law enforcement authorities rejected requests to detain undocumented immigrants past their release dates.u.s. immigration and customs enforcement on monday released what federal officials described as a "weekly" report that identifies "noncooperative" cities, including some that are sometimes referred to as "sanctuary" cities or counties.






dhs releases names local jails that won’t hold immigrants


washington (ap) — the trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. for now it’s putting the spotlight on travis county, texas, home of liberal austin. the administration has released a list of 206 cases of immigrants released from custody before federal agents could […]






arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails


for years, immigrants being released from jails in phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.






dhs releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants


the trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. it's putting the spotlight on travis county, texas, home of liberal austin.






half the inmates shouldn't be here, says cook county sheriff


at one of the largest jails in the u.s., sheriff tom dart sees his job as not just keeping people in jail, but helping some get out






half of the inmates shouldn't be here, says cook county sheriff


at one of the largest jails in the u.s., sheriff tom dart sees his job as not just keeping people in jail, but helping some of them get out






dhs releases names of local jails that won’t hold immigrants


washington (ap) — the trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. it’s putting the spotlight on travis county, texas, home of liberal austin. the administration released a list of 206 cases of immigrants released from custody before federal agents could intervene. roughly two-thirds […]






los angeles county sheriff applauds 'sanctuary state' bill he once opposed


los angeles county sheriff james mcdonnell on saturday applauded the “sanctuary state” bill just passed by the legislature that aims to protect immigrants from federal enforcement as they leave jails, saying amendments had satisfied his earlier objections to the legislation. “while not perfect,...






after stellar 50-year career, ex-la county sheriff convicted


los angeles (ap) — a federal investigation that targeted violent los angeles jail guards took down the longtime former leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department. lee baca was convicted wednesday of obstructing an fbi investigation into guards who savagely beat inmates and took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he ran. the guilty […]






documents: immigrants’ id card info was fed to customs


montpelier, vt. (ap) — the vermont motor vehicle department gave federal officials information on immigrants living in the country illegally, documents show, giving life to longstanding fears that programs providing such immigrants with documentation could be used against them. copies of emails requested and recently obtained by the american civil liberties union show that investigators […]






jury finds ex-los angeles county sheriff lee baca guilty of obstructing fbi inve


los angeles (ap) — jury finds ex-los angeles county sheriff lee baca guilty of obstructing fbi investigation into corruption in his jails.






cass county jail sexual misconduct alleged


fargo, n.d. (ap) — sheriff’s officials say the state bureau of criminal investigation will look into a sexual misconduct allegation in the cass county jail. an inmate reported the alleged misconduct by a correctional officer to the sheriff’s department on sept. 9. sheriff’s officials then requested the assistance of bci in the investigation. authorities say […]






empty jails hope to cash in on illegal-immigration crackdown


jails and private prisons across the country are weighing their options after the department of homeland security announced in january that it was shopping for more jail space as part of its efforts to secure the border.






arizona sheriff to shut down famed tent city jails complex


the new sheriff of metro phoenix announced tuesday that he's closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, joe arpaio, a national law enforcement figure.






arizona sheriff to shut down famed tent city jails complex


maricopa county's new sheriff announced tuesday that he's shutting down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, joe arpaio, a national law enforcement figure.






former la sheriff gets 3 years in prison for impeding fbi


former los angeles sheriff lee baca was sentenced friday to three years in prison for obstructing an fbi investigation into abuses at the jails he ran.






joe arpaio blames george soros as new sheriff moves to shut down his infamous ‘t


an overcrowded jail known as tent city—created by former maricopa county sheriff joe arpaio to combat overcrowding in jails—will soon shutter, his successor sheriff paul penzone said in a press conference tuesday. the announcement was based upon the recommendation of an advisory committee appointed ...






ex-la county sheriff convicted of impeding fbi's jail probe


former los angeles county sheriff lee baca was convicted wednesday of obstructing an fbi investigation into corrupt guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he ran and savagely beat inmates.