The Blotter: Friday, February 17 | KALW

The Blotter: Friday, February 17

Feb 17, 2012

This week's criminal justice headlines.

How an infamous Berkeley human trafficking case fueled reform Advocates for increased prison terms say 10-year-old sex trafficking case changed conversation. (SF Public Press)

Stanford grad continues fight to get off no-fly list A Federal Appeals court panel ruled against removing a Stanford Ph.D graduate from the no-fly list, barring her from re-entering the United States. (California Watch)

Task force on UC Davis pepper spraying incident to release report in March The report will outline recommendations for Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Yudof on how "improvements to police procedures.” (KPCC)

Report: State should shut down youth prison system Governor's plan gains new support, but many prosecutors remain opposed (Bay Citizen)

Inmates pay to stay at city jail Prisoners can serve their sentences in Glendale's jail for $85 a day, raising over $1.5 million since 2008 to offset the jail’s operational fees. (Glendale Press)

Former inmates awarded more than $3M in rape suit. Three women were allegedly raped by a correctional officer. (Albuquerque Journal)

Florida lawmakers defeat prison privatization amid national push for for-profit jails Despite the vote, Republican Gov. Rick Scott could still privatize the prisons through executive authority. (Democracy Now)