Recent inmate complaints about meal quality spawned the investigation
Inmates at the Santa Barbara County Jail feel their meals are too small and too bland.
It all goes back to the summer of 2012, when cost-cutting measures in the budget led the jail to contract meal services to an outside company.
That company, Aramark Correctional Services, is now charged with buying the food and setting the menu.
Since that time, detainees say things have Read more »
A police department in Kern County, California said they’ve turned to social media to help raise awareness about crime.
The numbers are in, and they don’t look good.
A recent report by the LA County probation department says that up to 25 percent of the GPS devices that have been used to track violent offenders do not work correctly.
In some cases, these felons were not properly tracked for Read more »
Jails throughout the nation have been changing procedures when it comes to inmate visitation, and the days of in-person visits are soon becoming a thing of the past. Now, family members who wish to spend time with incarcerated relatives at the Napa County Jail will join those who are spending time with inmates through a Skype-like video chat.
The county joins a long list of others that have jumped on top of this bandwagon, although they say attorneys will still be able to meet with clients face to face.
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department have long worked to protect and serve residents of the city, but they’ve recently expanded those efforts to include their fuzzy, four-legged companions.
The LAPD envisions the City of Angels as becoming more compassionate, and in order to achieve that, they are making sure that all those who live within its borders, including pets, are kept safe from harm.
In the past 12 months, officers have saved an abused donkey, rescued a kitten that was running through traffic and even helped Read more »
A former high-ranking Italian banker who has been charged with multiple counts of tax fraud has been released on $10.5 million bail.
Raoul Weil was arrested in Italy in October. Authorities have alleged the Swiss citizen helped Americans avoid paying taxes by hiding their assets in offshore bank accounts.
The defendant appeared in court earlier this week but has not yet entered a plea. His attorney has said Weil intents to plead not guilty at his Jan. 7 arraignment.
The US Magistrate judge who presided over the bail hearing said the defendant could be released pending trial, but only if Read more »
The next round of PBUS elections will take place at the upcoming winter conference. But those interested in tossing their hat into the consideration ring will need to follow a few guidelines.
First, anyone who wants to run for office will need to Read more »
The Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS) has announced that Internet investigation and email tracing expert Brian Ingram will speak at the 2014 annual conference.
Ingram, a former Chief of Police and law enforcement officer has vast experience in conducting civil and criminal investigations.
His company, Consulting Investigation Services provides Read more »
If you solicit inmate gang members to commit crimes on your behalf, you will wind up in jail.
This hard lesson is one that was recently learned by a California bondsman, who sought out people to commit murder and other violent crimes. The 34-year old bondsman-turned-defendant was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail earlier this week.
Court documents show that man frequented the Stanislaus County Jail and posed as a criminal defense investigator. Instead, he was scheduling meetings with gang members in hopes of Read more »
Bartering guns for bail bonds is a big no-no, especially if the bondsman is a convicted felon.
Earlier this week, a Sacramento agent was arrested on this very charge. He is now staring down a barrel that involves multiple weapons violations.
According to the complaint, bondsman-turned-defendant Shawn Rapoza accepted guns as payment from numerous inmates. The District Attorney’s office said many of the weapons were found to be stolen.
Felons are Read more »