Crime and Justice

Karen DeWitt / Capitol Bureau Chief

A New York comedian, who is also an activist on prison rights issues, is drawing attention to the state’s practice of investing a small amount of its pension fund in the private prison industry.

The leader of Western New York’s largest insurer spoke to WXXI about the recent cyber-attack. Chris Booth, CEO of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, spoke to business leaders about continued changes in the health care industry in Rochester Tuesday morning.

Beth Cortez-Neavel / Flickr

Joyce Mitchell got the maximum range of two and a third to seven years behind bars.

There was both relief and anger in the Clinton County courtroom in Plattsburgh on Monday, when Mitchell was formally sentenced.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

Victims of past sexual abuse by Catholic priests in central New York are calling for justice as Pope Francis makes his visit to America. But the victims are limited in what they can do by New York State law.

PA State Police Vague On Internal Misconduct

Sep 21, 2015

State troopers deal with bad behavior for a living. Evidently, a few might be guilty of it themselves. Internal investigators found proof of more than 1,000 allegations of misconduct from 2009 through 2014, according to annual reports, including many potentially serious violations like sexual misconduct, drunken driving, domestic abuse, criminal harassment and lying. The Pennsylvania State Police provided names of 12 troopers who were fired for misconduct in the six-year period. During that time, more than 50 criminal violations by troopers were internally substantiated.