Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
(Ed Andrieski/AP)
March 15, 2013

Blagojevich Reaches One Year Mark of Prison Sentence

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich walked into a Colorado prison a year ago Friday to start his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. State legislators say they hope the governor is reflecting on his mistakes. 


Dwight Correctional Center
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.


March 13, 2013

Government Doesn’t Appeal Lindh Prison Prayer Ruling

A federal prison in Indiana on Wednesday was expected to begin allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates housed in his tightly controlled unit to start holding daily ritual group prayers.


March 12, 2013

Infant the Latest Victim of Chicago Gang Violence

A 6-month old girl became the latest innocent victim of Chicago gang violence when a gunman ambushed her father while he was changing her diaper along a South Side street and unloaded round after round into the two of them.


March 12, 2013

Colorado Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Holmes

A bearded and bushy-haired James Holmes sat quietly as a packed courtroom waited Tuesday for a plea that could help shed light on a deadly shooting rampage he is accused of going on in a crowded Colorado movie theater last summer.


Uhuru Kenyatta
(Jerome Delay/AP)
March 09, 2013

Kenya: Kenyatta Wins With Slim Majority

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the nation's last vote — was certified as the winner on Saturday of Kenya's presidential election by the slimmest majority — 50.07 percent.


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