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Recent articles by Mike:

AP Investigation: Prison boss beat inmates, climbed ranks

A senior official at the federal Bureau of Prisons has been repeatedly promoted, most recently to one of the highest posts in the agency → Read More

AP Investigation: Prison boss beat inmates, climbed ranks

The prison staff didn’t know much about the new acting warden. Then, they say, he made a bizarre and startling confession: Years ago, he beat inmates — and got away with it. Thomas Ray Hinkle, a high-ranking federal Bureau of Prisons official, was sent to restore order and trust at a women’s prison wracked by a deplorable scandal. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

The former warden of a federal women’s prison in California where inmates said they were subjected to rampant sexual abuse was convicted of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Former warden of federal women's prison known as the "rape club" goes to trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden is accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. → Read More

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations in Calif.

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women's prison in California known as the "rape club" goes on trial Monday. → Read More

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” is going on trial. The former warden is accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to → Read More

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” is going on trial → Read More

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” is going on trial → Read More

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump… → Read More

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

Attorney General Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate and aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election → Read More

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election. The appointment […] → Read More

AG Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

The decision was announced just three days after Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy. → Read More

AG Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

The decision was announced just three days after Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy. → Read More

AG Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

The decision was announced just three days after Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy. → Read More