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Wealthy LA convicts can spend extra to serve their time in fancy jails

By Veronika Bondarenko From Business Insider If some California inmates are not happy with their jail conditions, those who have money to spare can pay for an upgrade. Two counties in Southern California have at least 26 such “pay-to-stay” jails, ajoint collaborationbetween…

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11-year-old girl’s kidnapping and rape solved by DNA from a discarded water bottle, police say

By Joseph Serna From Los Angeles Times The kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted as she walked home in Santa Ana in 1999 has been solved thanks to DNA evidence, police say. Earlier this year, cold-case…