April 27, 2013 12:02 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old Boulder County Jail inmate facing menacing, assault and auto theft charges hanged himself in his cell. Cmdr. Rick Brough with the county sheriff's office says deputies checked on the inmate about 26 minutes before finding him unresponsive and not breathing at about... more »
June 12, 2012 9:01 AM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction man has been sentenced to two years in jail for using a modified video camera on top of his shoe to record video up women's skirts. Grand Junction police gave 34-year-old Joshua Vohs a summons last year for filming people at a... more »
June 3, 2012 10:05 AM
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - An attorney says George Zimmerman has returned to Florida so he can turn himself in to police after having his bond revoked. Attorney Mark O'Mara announced Zimmerman's return on his website Sunday. Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon... more »
May 21, 2012 1:14 AM
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A guard at a southwest Mississippi prison died Sunday and several other employees were injured during a disturbance involving hundreds of inmates that continued into the evening, authorities and the prison's operator said. Emily Ham, a spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Sunday evening... more »
April 18, 2012 8:52 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty to starting a fire that destroyed 13 homes and structures near Loveland last year is in jail after authorities said he violated his work-release conditions. Thomas Howie had been sentenced to 60 days of work release, six years of probation... more »
March 15, 2012 8:28 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has left his Chicago home and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption. The one-time golden boy of Illinois politics with a penchant for television cameras is expected to report to the prison by 2 p.m.... more »
March 15, 2012 8:14 AM
A 22 year old is behind bars after making an uninvited late night visit to his ex-girlfriend's house, according to Colorado Springs Police.
Police say Jeremmy Dhume demanded to be let in, but when the victim refused he started breaking windows with his fists. Police say he didn't get... more »
January 19, 2012 10:09 PM
Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession.
Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada... more »
December 1, 2011 6:13 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors in San Diego want an 85-year-old woman to spend more than three years in prison for smuggling migrants to the United States illegally.
Felicitas Gurrola is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. She stands out at a time when the smuggling business has turned... more »
November 4, 2011 7:24 AM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been jailed after a dog was mutilated and hanged from a bridge.
Joseph Nelson was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on $3,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and other charges.
Authorities... more »
October 13, 2011 12:22 AM
The question of attorney / client confidentially is at the heart of a dispute between former CSPD officer Joshua Carrier's attorney and the El Paso County Jail.
It started when the DA's office requested copies of any phone calls made by Carrier in jail. As is standard, Carrier's attorney,... more »
October 11, 2011 9:54 PM
Former CSPD officer and suspected child molester Joshua Carrier and his attorney are angry over calls between the two they say were recorded at the El Paso County Detention Center.
In court this afternoon, Carrier's attorney, Denver based Christopher Decker, said when he asked the DA's office for Carriers... more »
October 4, 2011 8:26 AM
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities will take three days off a New Jersey inmate's sentence after he rescued an animal shelter worker from a pit bull attack.
Justin Peggs was working off a 45-day sentence for assault at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption... more »
September 18, 2011 11:52 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he is waiting for a second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying. Masoud Shafiei says he is back in court on Sunday, trying to complete the paperwork on... more »
August 20, 2011 11:05 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's state TV is reporting that two American men already held for two years in Tehran have been sentenced to 8 years in jail each on charges of espionage and illegal entry.
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been held since July 2009 after being... more »
August 12, 2011 8:12 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Lafayette man accused of killing his infant son by shaking and throwing him has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Twenty-one-year-old Joaquin Campos had pleaded guilty in May to felony child abuse resulting in the death of 10-week-old Lyon Campos in October.
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July 25, 2011 9:01 PM
The police and fire departments in Colorado Springs will be destroying fireworks Tuesday morning that were confiscated during the past year. Fireworks of any kind are illegal within city limits and a news release from the fire department stated that many people were ticketed this year for having fireworks.
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July 11, 2011 8:48 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - One of Casey Anthony's defense lawyers says he's worried about her safety once she's released from jail after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.
Cheney Mason told the NBC's "Today" show Monday he doesn't know where Anthony will go when she's freed Sunday from... more »
June 25, 2011 3:42 PM
A standoff this morning in Pueblo West ended with a man going to jail. Nicholas Bouzos, 31, was arrested on menacing and assault charges as well as for the discharge of a firearm.
The incident began when a deputy spotted a woman walking in the middle of the road... more »
May 30, 2011 4:56 PM
DENVER (AP) - The deaths of two inmates found dead in their cells in separate jails in Denver and Aurora Saturday are under investigation. In Denver, a 51-year-old male was found dead in his cell at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play... more »
May 4, 2011 6:35 PM
A bill at the state capitol is on a fast track to putting our government into the bail bond business. Senate Bill 186 , which passed on Wednesday, is sponsored by state senator John Morse (D) Colorado Springs and would establish a state run alternative bond program.
Morse says... more »
April 26, 2011 1:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - A bill to limit the number of mentally ill inmates who can be put in solitary confinement in Colorado prisons faces its first vote in the Legislature.
The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday on the measure. The percentage of Colorado inmates with mental... more »
April 8, 2011 6:23 PM
A mistake at the Pueblo County Jail nearly let a prisoner go free.
Cody Grosvenor, 19, was serving a sentence at the Pueblo Youth Offender System when he was sentenced to six months in the Pueblo County Jail on a harassment charge. At the end of that sentence Wednesday... more »
January 4, 2011 11:33 PM
A controversial program is taking root in Colorado's jails. It's called Secure Communities and it's designed to check a person's immigration status. On Tuesday Governor Bill Ritter announced that Colorado will join 35 other states in the federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants when they're booked into jails.
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December 31, 2010 12:33 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is using new technology to make jail visitations more efficient. They're using a system called VizVox, which is a lot like Skype.
Inmates and visitors no longer have face to face contact, instead they speak to each other over a phone and see each... more »
December 20, 2010 10:17 PM
DENVER (AP) - A judge has ordered the El Paso County jail to halt its policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards after a legal challenge of the policy on constitutional grounds.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado was granted a preliminary injunction Monday blocking enforcement of... more »
December 19, 2010 5:07 PM
Rocky Ford Police report that at 1:09am Saturday calls came in to police reporting a fight a Johnny's Tavern with unknown weapons. When officers arrived they found two men with stab wounds.
The first victim was Keith Ornellas age 22 and the second Joshua Cornell age 18. Both were... more »
December 17, 2010 2:39 PM
An inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Florence Wednesday has been captured in Pueblo.
Robert Muzny, a minimum security inmate serving time for a drug conviction, walked away Wednesday from the federal prison complex south of Florence. He was arrested last night in Pueblo and... more »
December 2, 2010 1:41 PM
The Fraternal Order of Police is asking the Las Animas County Commissioners to reconsider planned budget cuts at the Sheriff's Office.
The Fraternal Order of Police represents 5,000 law enforcement officers in Colorado. While pointing out the unprecedented budget problems facing Las Animas County the statement from the police... more »
November 17, 2010 7:48 PM
A woman died this morning at the Pueblo County Detention Facility, apparently from a medical problem.
The Sheriff's Office reported the woman was 42 years old, but has not released her name. Initial investigation by the Critical Response Team indicates no foul play. She was on a suicide watch... more »
November 11, 2010 3:03 PM
SET Family Medical Clinics is trying to help former inmates get jobs. It's called Jail to Jobs.
The goal is to reduce the number of repeat offenders. Statistically 64 percent of offenders in Colorado end up back in jail later. more »
October 31, 2010 4:54 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Deputies in suburban Denver found a dead body in the trunk of a car parked outside the jail and arrested the driver on a murder charge. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department says 40-year-old Robert L. Johnson of Byers went to the jail Saturday to surrender on... more »
October 26, 2010 1:32 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is now allowing prisoners to visit with relatives using an internet video link.
Two years ago, the Pueblo County Jail installed a state of the art, internet based, video visitation system from a Texas company called VizVox. It became apparent the system could be... more »
October 11, 2010 11:27 AM
George Michael has regained his freedom.
The wayward singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs. Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said outside his north London home: "I just want to start... more »
September 24, 2010 12:23 PM
Actress Lindsay Lohan is headed back to jail after a failed drug test.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox ordered the actress jailed during a court hearing Friday. Her next court appearance was set for Oct. 22.
Fox did not set bail and Lohan will be... more »
September 20, 2010 2:03 PM
The Pueblo County Detention Facility last week received accreditation from the American Correctional Association.
The accreditation process included an audit to see if the jail, operated by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, had met 386 standards set by the A.C.A. for detention facilities.
A letter sent to Sheriff... more »
September 14, 2010 12:07 PM
A judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs.
The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and possession of marijuana after he crashed his Range Rover into a photo shop in London.The crash happened in... more »
August 24, 2010 8:02 AM
A court official says the judge handling Lindsay Lohan's criminal case plans to issue an unspecified ruling in the case a day before her attorneys are due in court.
Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Monday that Judge Elden Fox plans to issue the ruling Tuesday afternoon.... more »
August 19, 2010 5:22 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has released the name of an inmate who died on August 17. The inmate, Brian O'Leary, 51 was found unresponsive in his cell. He was taken to a hospital, but died there.
The El Paso County Coroner conducted an autopsy the next day.... more »
August 17, 2010 10:57 PM
A 51 year old man who was in custody at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday. Lifesaving efforts were conducted both by in-house personnel and medical personnel at a local hospital. They were unable to resuscitate him. An autopsy has been scheduled... more »
August 13, 2010 10:36 AM
Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling.
The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being held on charges of... more »
August 12, 2010 7:01 PM
STERLING, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling.
The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being... more »
August 12, 2010 2:38 PM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota inmate was not afraid of making a spectacle of himself when he grabbed another suspect's glasses and started to eat them.
Burleigh County Sheriff's Maj. Les Witkowski says the 42-year-old inmate at the county detention center became frustrated Aug. 1 when he... more »
August 11, 2010 12:53 PM
The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted a rehab center about the court-ordered treatment of the actress.
District attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Wednesday that Judge Marsha Revel recused herself Friday. Robison says the contact... more »
August 2, 2010 9:20 AM
Actor Charlie Sheen is due in court Monday where he's expected to plead guilty to a charge stemming from a Christmas Day dispute with his wife.
One of Sheen's attorneys, Yale Galanter, has previously said that Sheen has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors... more »
August 2, 2010 5:30 AM
Lindsay Lohan is out of jail and headed to rehab. Lohan was released from the Lynwood jail early Monday morning where she had been held since July 20 for a probation violation. The actress reportedly dodged the media by leaving through of a side door to a waiting vehicle. Now... more »
July 23, 2010 10:15 AM
New Mexico authorities caught the second of two escaped Colorado jail inmates Friday, less than a day after police officers fatally shot the other in northern New Mexico.
A New Mexico Department of Public Safety spokesman, Peter Olson, says 24-year-old Jason Snow was found hiding in an outhouse about... more »
July 23, 2010 9:34 AM
New Mexico authorities say an escaped inmate from a southern Colorado jail has been fatally shot and the search continues for another man who's on the run.
A spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety says state and tribal police found the two escaped inmates in an... more »
July 20, 2010 5:56 PM
Around 1:30 Tuesday morning two people were robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped at the Windmill apartment complex on Murray and Lacy. "The victims were driving in the area and had another vehicle cut them off, and stopped them right where they were." explains Sgt. Steve Noblitt with CSPD. It... more »
July 20, 2010 3:31 PM
Her attorney says Lindsay Lohan is "scared as anyone would be" about the start of her jail term.
But she says Lohan has "stepped up" and "accepted responsibility." She was led out of court in handcuffs today after a brief hearing, to start the 90-day sentence for violating probation.... more »
July 16, 2010 8:33 AM
A former assistant pastor was sentenced to seven days in jail for punishing a developmentally disabled adult by blindfolding him and dumping trash on him.
Jason Smoker, 37, was also sentenced Thursday to one year of probation after being convicted of neglect of an at-risk adult.
Jefferson County... more »
July 15, 2010 8:24 AM
A man who authorities say ran from an Aspen courthouse after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison is now facing the possibility of 51 years in jail. Authorities say sheriff's deputies arrested 45-year-old Warren C. Carter minutes later outside an art gallery Monday. He had just been sentenced... more »
July 13, 2010 12:32 PM
Pitkin County deputies have recaptured a man who ran from the courthouse in Aspen after he was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing copper wiring.
Sheriff Bob Braudis says it was the first escape from the courthouse since convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in 1977. He was... more »
July 7, 2010 8:42 AM
Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases.
After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough.... more »
July 6, 2010 12:36 PM
Pueblo County work crews are back for the summer, using labor provided by county jail inmates.
Started in 2003, the program was discontinued after Sheriff Kirk Taylor was elected and now reinstated. The goal is trash pick-up and beautification of Pueblo County.
Select inmates make up the Chain... more »
July 6, 2010 11:06 AM
A Detroit-area prosecutor wants lawmakers to pass an ordinance that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says such an ordinance is aimed at making parents responsible for their children's education, which may keep more young people... more »
June 24, 2010 6:38 PM
DENVER (AP) -A judge has cut former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's insider trading sentence by two months and reduced his forfeiture amount by $7.4 million.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger imposed the sentence Thursday after a re-sentencing hearing that stretched over three days. Nacchio originally was sentenced in 2007... more »
June 11, 2010 3:29 PM
A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin inmate to 27 months in prison for helping his cellmate commit suicide last year.
Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Bissonnette said he questioned whether 20-year-old Adam Peterson could have succeeded in hanging himself without Joshua Walters' help. Walters was sentenced to 27... more »
June 3, 2010 5:41 PM
The Women's Resource Agency is asking for local employers to provide job training opportunities to women who have been in jail.
The organization, which for nearly 40 years has been helping women of all ages and situations attain and maintain financial independence, received a $100,000 contract from the Colorado... more »
May 27, 2010 8:27 AM
The mother of a 12-year-old girl found dead last week had tried to break up a relationship between her and an 18-year-old man now charged with having a sexual relationship with the girl. The man, Robert Laurencio Montoya, is not names as a suspect in Kayleah Wilson's death.
Court... more »
May 12, 2010 11:10 PM
Last year a French film crew converged on Fremont County. They said they were there to film a documentary about the relationship between the prisons and the communities around them. When the film was released on the web it wasn't quite what people expected. "We're in some godforsaken place in... more »