- Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee Updated: Aug-27-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.
- Detainees from closed Baltimore jail have moved, but not far Updated: Aug-27-15 7:15 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - About 850 pre-trial detainees who were held in the now-closed men's section of the Baltimore City Detention Center have been moved to buildings within about a block of the notoriously deteriorated state-run jail, state officials said Thursday.
- Federal prosecutors probing NY state inmate's April death Updated: Aug-27-15 6:16 pm
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have joined a local investigation into the April death of a New York state inmate following a confrontation with prison guards.
- Officials: Man who escaped custody recaptured in Newark Updated: Aug-27-15 3:47 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Authorities say a man who escaped police custody has been captured by Newark police.
- Lexington residents call for changes after prison escapes Updated: Aug-27-15 1:06 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - With a six-foot wooden fence being all that is separating prison inmates from freedom, Lexington residents are on edge after a second inmate has escaped from a local minimum-security prison in a nine-day span.
- Escaped Florida inmate captured in New York City store Updated: Aug-27-15 10:11 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says an inmate who escaped from a West Palm Beach area prison has been captured in New York City.
- Inmate pleads guilty to escaping from Salem facility Updated: Aug-27-15 10:01 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - An inmate will spend an additional two years in prison after pleading guilty to an escape charge.
- China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 am
BEIJING - Chinese courts in the restive, western region of Xinjiang have jailed 45 people on terrorism-related charges, including 18 convicted of organizing illegal border crossings, state-run media reported Thursday.
- Tippecanoe County inmate accused of attacking nurse Updated: Aug-27-15 3:35 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - An inmate at the Tippecanoe County Jail is accused of putting a nurse in a headlock and holding a pencil to her neck.
- Ohio prison system announces inmate job training program Updated: Aug-27-15 3:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio prison system is announcing a private sector partnership that will provide job training to inmates before and after release.
- Arizona severs ties with prison operator over July riots Updated: Aug-26-15 9:19 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona severed ties Wednesday with a private prison operator over what the state says was a string of troubling security and training lapses that led to violent riots in July.
- Bexar County sheriff works to prevent jail suicides Updated: Aug-26-15 3:12 pm
SAN ANTONIO - For Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, mental illness is personal.
- Police looking for man who escaped from Cleveland workhouse Updated: Aug-26-15 2:43 pm
CLEVELAND - Authorities are asking for help locating a man who escaped from the Cleveland House of Corrections.
- Court strikes lawsuit over alleged abuse of young prisoners Updated: Aug-26-15 10:07 am
DETROIT - The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of the state and dismissed a major class-action lawsuit by young prisoners who said guards failed to stop sexual assaults behind bars.
- Authorities: Inmate's ear bitten off during jail fight Updated: Aug-26-15 9:59 am
SAYRE, Oklahoma - Authorities say a fight between two inmates inside the Beckham County jail led to one of them partially biting the other's ear off.
- Inmate who fled Kentucky prison in April caught in Texas Updated: Aug-26-15 9:10 am
GALVESTON, Texas - An inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Kentucky has been caught in Texas after nearly five months on the run.
- Police: 2nd teen who escaped from juvenile facility found Updated: Aug-26-15 8:31 am
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Maryland State Police say they have found a second teen who escaped from a juvenile detention facility north of Baltimore at a motel in Montgomery County.
- Jail to use new digital tracking system to monitor inmates Updated: Aug-26-15 8:10 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The Hamilton County Jail will begin using a new digital tracking system to monitor inmates, how often jail staff check on them and what inmates are doing during those checks.
- Gardnerville inmate on way to prison after jail fight Updated: Aug-26-15 7:07 am
GARDNERVILLE, Nevada - A 32-year-old Gardnerville man already serving six months in jail for punching a man in the face is now looking at a much longer time behind prison bars after assaulting a fellow inmate.
- Yakima jail inmate escapes from custody on Tuesday Updated: Aug-25-15 8:11 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - A man escaped from custody in Yakima County on Tuesday morning.
- Maryland moves last inmates from decrepit Baltimore jail Updated: Aug-25-15 7:52 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men's section of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Tuesday, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility.
- Group: Inmates languishing without mental evaluations, care Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm
DENVER - An advocacy group says jail inmates are waiting two months or longer to get mental health evaluations and care because the state hospital is short-staffed.
- Oklahoma sheriff says inmates' contraband plan foiled Updated: Aug-25-15 4:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel says jail officials have broken up a system used by two inmates to smuggle contraband into the eighth floor of the jail by lowering a rope down to the ground level.
- ACLU sues W.Va. Parole Board, seeks denial decision records Updated: Aug-25-15 11:13 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is suing the state Parole Board to obtain records regarding its denial of parole to an HIV-positive inmate.
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Aug-25-15 9:05 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: