- Advocates decry sending youth offenders to feds Updated: Dec-04-13 6:43 pm
- Fallin names Tulsa banker to Okla. prisons board Updated: Dec-04-13 6:32 pm
- Task force looks to cut Miss. prison population Updated: Dec-04-13 6:19 pm
- Closing arguments delivered in NM capital case Updated: Dec-04-13 3:58 pm
- State plans to build 2 cell blocks at El Dorado Updated: Dec-04-13 10:37 am
- Berwick man charged with trying to lure girls Updated: Dec-04-13 7:41 am
- Salem prison holds grand opening ceremony Updated: Dec-04-13 6:53 am
- Inmates' flu-like symptoms prompts prison lockdown Updated: Dec-03-13 10:31 pm
- Texas executes man for corrections officer's death Updated: Dec-03-13 8:40 pm
- Report: 9 of 54 'serious' inmate claims examined Updated: Dec-03-13 7:22 pm
- Terminally ill Iowa inmate gets parole for hospice Updated: Dec-03-13 1:25 pm
- Nebraska State Penitentiary still on lockdown Updated: Dec-03-13 12:08 pm
- Europe rights court hearing on secret CIA prisons Updated: Dec-03-13 9:37 am
- King County narrows use of immigrant jail holds Updated: Dec-02-13 9:01 pm
- NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case Updated: Dec-02-13 6:52 pm
- Lawsuit: 73-year-old left in solitary confinement Updated: Dec-02-13 3:55 pm
- Criminal justice task force to meet Updated: Dec-02-13 4:23 am
- SC Baptists distribute Christmas gifts to inmates Updated: Dec-02-13 4:10 am
- Camm working with nonprofit advocating for inmates Updated: Dec-01-13 2:16 pm
- 2 Miss. state prisons get new superintendents Updated: Dec-01-13 12:39 pm
- Sheriff: Trusty escapes Vermilion Parish Jail Updated: Nov-30-13 7:50 pm
- Brawl erupts at Rikers Island jail; 4 guards hurt Updated: Nov-30-13 7:20 pm
- State prison escapee recaptured in McAlester Updated: Nov-30-13 6:26 pm
- Inmates at Ohio prison care for shelter dogs Updated: Nov-30-13 1:49 pm
- Inmates work with Ohio zoo restore salamander Updated: Nov-30-13 1:31 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Immigrant advocates on Wednesday called on Orange County probation officials to stop referring youth offenders to federal immigration authorities, saying the practice violates the children's rights, and weakens ties between law enforcement and immigrant communities.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. May Fallin has named a Tulsa banker to serve on the Oklahoma Board of Corrections.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A task force seeking ways to cut Mississippi's ballooning prison population plans to present lawmakers with suggestions on how criminals are sentenced and released.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Arizona inmate John McCluskey is a dangerous, cold-blooded killer who deserves nothing less than the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a retired Oklahoma couple after a prison break, prosecutors said Wednesday.
EL DORADO, Kansas - State prison officials plan to ask the Legislature to fund a project to build two new cell blocks with a total of 512 new beds at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.
BERWICK, Maine - A Berwick man already on Maine's sex offender registry has been charged with trying to lure two fifth-grade girls into his vehicle by offering them candy.
SALEM, West Virginia - State officials are holding a grand opening for a men's prison in Salem that formerly was a juvenile facility.
INA, Illinois - The state's Department of Corrections has locked down the Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina after dozens of inmates started to show flu-like symptoms.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.
DENVER - The Denver Sheriff's Department failed to investigate dozens of allegations of deputy misconduct over the past two years, including inmate claims that deputies choked them, sexually harassed them and used racial slurs, an independent monitor said.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A dying Iowa inmate who was 15 when she entered prison will spend her final days in a hospice facility, a state board ruled Tuesday in granting her unprecedented parole.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska State Penitentiary is still on lockdown after 33 inmates refused to return to their cells Monday night.
STRASBOURG, France - Europe's human rights court shone a rare public light Tuesday on the secret network of European prisons that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects, reviving memories and questions about the "extraordinary renditions" that angered many on this continent.
SEATTLE - Washington state's most populous county is closer to narrowing the types of crimes that would hold immigrants in county jail at the request of federal immigration authorities.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico officials left a 73-year-old woman in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and deprived her of medication for thyroid cancer and serious mental health issues, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A criminal justice task force meets Wednesday to finalize its report on proposals to overhaul the state's corrections system and cut ballooning costs.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Volunteers are again making sure South Carolina's inmates get at least one gift this Christmas.
NEW ALBANY, Indiana - A southern Indiana man acquitted of killing his wife and two children after 13 years in prison will work with a national nonprofit that provides criminal-defense investigations for inmates it believes have been wrongfully accused.
JACKSON, Mississippi - New superintendents have taken over the leadership of two Mississippi state prisons.
ABBEVILLE, Louisiana - Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for a trusty who walked out the laundry room and climbed a fence to escape from the jail in Abbeville.
NEW YORK - A late-night brawl that erupted at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City has left four guards and several inmates injured.
McALESTER, Oklahoma - Freedom was short-lived for a state prison inmate who escaped by walking away from a work detail.
CALDWELL, Ohio - Apocalypse sleeps on his own blue cot in a dormitory in Noble Correctional Institution. Though underweight while he recovers from a recent illness, the 3-year-old St. Bernard is still too large to be kenneled next to a bed like most of the 18 dogs staying in the Ohio prison.
TOLEDO, Ohio - A group of prison inmates in Ohio is helping a zoo restore populations of a salamander that is endangered in the state.