Ruben Castaneda
Reporter

Ruben Castaneda covers the federal courthouse in Greenbelt and the Prince George’s County court system for the local staff. From the latter part of 1989 through the mid-1990s, Ruben covered the D.C. police and crime beat. He was born and grew up in Los Angeles and worked for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner before joining the Post.

Latest by Ruben Castaneda

Former Md. judge sentenced for ordering electrical shock for defendant

Former Md. judge sentenced for ordering electrical shock for defendant

Robert C. Nalley had pleaded guilty to violating the man’s civil rights.

Former Md. judge charged with a civil rights violation

Robert C. Nalley, once a judge in Charles County, had ordered a deputy to shock a defendant.

Three decades of a pickup game ends, but the bond and friendships play on

Three decades of a pickup game ends, but the bond and friendships play on

Blacks, whites, lawyers and ex-offenders, young and old could shoot hoops and master the game of life.

In D.C., ex-con constructs his new legacy

In D.C., ex-con constructs his new legacy

Harold “P-Nut” Hill labors for $10.50 an hour mere steps away from where killed a man. Like 15,000 others in D.C. on parole or probation, his success is within reach but isn’t guaranteed.