Sentence served

Crime | Once prisoners are freed, who helps them get back on their feet?
by Zoe Sandvig
Posted 5/17/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Washington, D.C., native Michael Pinckney, 52, has a diverse resumé: supervisor of computer technologies, paralegal, waiter, chef, and federal prisoner.

It's not one that lands him many jobs-or even many interviews. Since he was released from jail in February, after serving 22 months for violating his probation, he hasn't found a single employer willing to give him a second look.

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Sedgwick County Jail via The Wichita Eagle/AP

Great escape?

Crime | Abortionist George Tiller may be poised to dodge a grand jury indictment
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 3/22/08, 12:00 am

Kansas pro-life and pro-abortion activists held their collective breath in January when a grand jury was seated to investigate George Tiller, who infamously specializes in ultra-late-term abortions. They kept holding their breath when a Wichita grand jury requested 2,000 of Tiller's patient records. And they held it some more when District Judge Paul Buchanan on Feb. 1 amended the request to 250 records chosen at random-50 for each of the past five years.

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Todd Yates/Caller-Times

Unknown ingredient

Crime | The mysterious death of a foster child puts mother seeking to adopt him in jail
by Clint Rainey
Posted 2/23/08, 12:00 am

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- As newlyweds in 1997, neither Hannah Overton nor her husband Larry wanted to move back to this port city. Both had grown up here, but Hannah wanted to do missionary work abroad and Larry remembered as a kid how its churches were disunited. Yet they thought God wanted them back-perhaps to unify the city, though they couldn't say how. Disobeying God, they agreed, was worse than living in Corpus Christi. They moved into a house on the south end of town that Larry remodeled. They started a family that now includes five children born to them.

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