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California Gov. Jerry Brown unveils an 'ugly' prison plan
Los Angeles Times
Under threat of contempt of court, Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a plan to ease prison crowding by releasing certain inmates early, sending others to county jails and relocating some to state fire camps - but added that he doesn't support it.
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L.G. "Penguin" Cornish
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
L.G. "Penguin" Cornish, 73, passed away Monday, May 6. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a local cancer research charity of choice. L.G. was a prominently known bail bondsman in Fort Worth for over 25 years. Survivors: His wife, Sharon Cornish; and many, many family members and friends.
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House arrest and $100,000 bail for 'frightened' friend of Tsarnaev
NBCNews
A friend of Boston Marathon bomber — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with lying to federal investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings was placed on house arrest Monday after posting $100,000 bail. The friend, Robel Phillipos, was ordered released into the custody of his mother. He will have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and submit to drug testing. He will not be allowed to leave home except for court appearances and 911 emergencies.
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Arizona decade-old date-rapes fugitive caught in Georgia
The Arizona Republic
A Tempe, Ariz., man who fled the state more than 10 years ago after being convicted of sexually assaulting multiple women was captured in Georgia, authorities said. Detectives from the Tempe Police Department tracked down Mazen Diamond, 37, in Atlanta, and U.S. Marshals from the local office took him into custody, Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pooley said. Diamond’s cousin and accomplice, Antonio Julio Sanchez, 40, was arrested in Miami on April 24.
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Feds go digital in hunt for fugitive 'ship of gold' treasure hunter
Fox News
The search for a treasure hunter who found sunken gold and then stiffed his partners by vanishing with the loot could be coming to a highway near you. The U.S. Marshals Service began using alerts on digital billboards in Ohio and Florida in late April to locate fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, who remains wanted after failing to appear in an Ohio court last year following his 1987 discovery of millions of dollars in gold bars and coins from the SS Central America, a 280-foot ship that sank during a hurricane off the North Carolina coast in 1857.
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Lewis: Expecting the unexpected at bail agent conventions
The Emporia Gazette
Connie Lewis, co-owner of Lewis Bail Bonds, has come to expect the unexpected. She hadn’t anticipated, however, the pleasant surprises that have dribbled in since she and her husband, and co-owner, Larry, attended the Convention of Professional Bail Agents of the United States, held in Las Vegas.
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Defaulting on bail bonds fees
The Bail Blog
When it comes to bail bonds, one misconception is that the bondsman's fee will not need to be paid if the defendant is found to be innocent. The cost to purchase bail bonds can range between 8 and 15 percent depending on the state in which the individual was arrested. Depending on how high the bail was set that cost can still translate into thousands of dollars.
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Blurring the lines between social justice and criminal justice
The Brenner Brief
Two of the most critical responsibilities for any state or local government is both the efficient and effective protection of its citizens, and the care of those in need. This article will identify these two interwoven responsibilities as criminal justice (protection) and social justice (caring).
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Bill would now repeal disputed bail bonds requirement
WRAL-TV
A bill repealing a controversial measure dealing with bail bondsmen was tacked onto an insurance bill on May 2. Late in the 2012 session, the General Assembly passed a bill giving the North Carolina Bail Agents Association the exclusive right to conduct continuing education courses for bail bondsmen. A Wake County, N.C., superior judge has found that the law was a grant of a monopoly, something that's illegal under the state constitution. The order preventing enforcement of the bill is on appeal to the state Court of Appeals.
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Townson, Md., bail bonds business plans to challenge law limiting signage
The Baltimore Sun
The owner of Bail Bonds Inc. plans to challenge a law aimed at controlling signage of bail bonds businesses along East Chesapeake and Virginia avenues in Towson, Md., the owner's attorney said last. The law, sponsored by Councilman David Marks, was passed earlier this year and goes into effect in August. But John Turnbull, attorney for Bail Bonds Inc. owner Calvin Jones, said they'll challenge the citation and could file an appeal.
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Texas fugitive shoots self as US Marshals corner him
Houston Chronicle
The search for a League City, Texas, man who opened fire on law enforcement officers and escaped has ended in his apparent suicide. Officials with the U.S. Marshal's Service tracked Joshua World to 2600 Heritage County Drive and heard a single gunshot from inside the residence. Once inside, they found World with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Duane Chapman awaits to collect his $4 million bounty from A&E
New York Daily News
This dog is still waiting for his $4 million bone. Duane "Dog" Chapman has spent the last six years battling with Boris Krutonog, an executive producer on the A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," over money from the show. After the reality star asserted that Krutonog should be paid less because his role on the show was more of a manager or agent.
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Bipartisan bill would ease prison overcrowding
The Hill
Galen Carey writes: Thirty years ago, the National Association of Evangelicals adopted a policy statement condemning America's overcrowded and nonrehabilitative prisons. We recognized the need to punish offenders and incarcerate dangerous criminals but noted that "half of those in prison have been convicted of nonviolent offenses." For these offenders, we recommended biblically-based sanctions like restitution "as an alternative or supplement to incarceration." We also opposed excessive incarceration due to its high expense and because it undermines rehabilitation.
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