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'Jail' Playground in Brooklyn Public Housing Project Sparks Outrage

A maintenance worker cleans a fresh coat of paint covering the jail-themed playground at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Robert Stolarik/The New York Times/Redux
At a city housing project in Brooklyn, N.Y., an orange jungle gym embla...

To Bail or Not to Bail

Tough love. Could you do it? Photo: Jason Clapp/Flickr
It's probably second on the list of phone calls a parent hopes to never receive: The police telling you that your child has been arrested. Whatever they've done, it must be pretty bad and ...

Michelle Rodriguez to pen children's movie

Michelle Rodriguez is not exactly known for her soft side. The actress, perhaps most memorable for bad girl roles in television's Lost and the movie Girlfight, also recently spent some time in jail after being arrested for DUI. Maybe she's trying...

Ryan O'Neal and son arrested on drug charges

You know what they say about the family that plays together... Well, maybe that turn of phrase was actually the family that PRAYS together, stays together. Either way it looks like Ryan O'Neal better say a few prayers for himself and his son, Redmond...

Kathy Hilton relives the pain of Paris' jail time

What mother wouldn't be concerned at the sight of skin irritation on her daughter's arms? It's painful, it's ugly and could possibly develop into something far worse, right? But for Kathy Hilton, that was the most difficult thing about Paris's stint ...

Teen robs bank to pay for college

For many, finding the money to go to college is a difficult task. Christy has availed herself of legal every opportunity to receive funds to pay her way through school. Through full and part time jobs, grants, loans and grandma's generosity, she has ...

Inmate forced to have baby in cell

Shakira Staten pleaded with prison staff to take her to the hospital when she went into labor. But instead of getting her the medical attention she deserved, guards and officials ignored her. It was only after Staten had the baby in her cell, and a p...

Paris Hilton just glad to hug her mom after jail stint

After 23 days behind bars, Paris Hilton was finally able to do what she needed most yesterday, she was able to hug her mother. Upon her release, and during the all important exclusive People magazine interview, Hilton regaled a reporter about her jai...

Teen's 10-year jail sentence appeal rejected

Last December I wrote about an American teenager jailed for ten years for consensual sex with a teenaged partner. Genarlow Wilson was 17 years old when the Courts found him guilty of aggravated child molestation of 15-year-old girl whom he had had or...

Bobby Brown in jail over child support

It seems Bobby Brown is having trouble getting money together. The former R&B singer has repeatedly failed to fork over the $19,000 he was ordered to pay in child support, and is now in jail. This shouldn't be a big surprise. The arrest warrant w...

German girl jailed for cutting class

German courts have decided to put a 15-year-old girl behind bars for two weeks because she keeps skipping class. Both the girl and her parents were given other options, but when the family failed to pay a fine, and the young woman refused to do commu...

Kids living in...prison?

I was surfing around the 'net and found this article about a 2-year old child who lives with his mom and dad, both convicted criminals, in prison. Located near Madrid, the Spanish prison is the only one of it's kind in the world. The parents met, got...

29-year-old posed as 12 to get into school

In possibly one of the oddest stories I've read in awhile, two men who were "victims" in a crime also turned out to be criminals themselves. An Arizona charter school called the police after discovering that a potential student, who claimed to be 12,...

Teen washes dishes to pay for skipping bill

We've all heard the joke about washing the dishes if you're unable to pay the tab at a restaurant. Turns out, you can also end up washing the dishes if you walk out on your bill. A 19-year-old girl will get to spend Thanksgiving day washing dishes at...

7-year-old drives for drunk dad

A 7-year-old boy from Nevada caught the attention of police recently while driving his parents' car. The SUV was weaving, driving slowly and stopping for no reason. Inside, the police found the boy in the driver's seat and his drunk 37-year-old fath...

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