- Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case Updated: Feb-10-16 4:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, prosecutors said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Prosecutors say ex-sheriff should face 6 months Updated: Feb-10-16 3:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's agreement to plead guilty to lying during a federal probe of corruption at the jails he ran (all times local):
- Ex-Orleans deputy sentenced for taking bribes from inmates Updated: Feb-10-16 3:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former sheriff's deputy who smuggled cellphones to inmates at Orleans Parish Prison and took bribes has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars.
- New prisons chief says facilities crumbling, morale low Updated: Feb-10-16 3:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A longtime Republican political operative hired as the interim director of Oklahoma's prison system doesn't mince words about problems he's seen after a month on the job.
- The Latest: California seeks control of prison health care Updated: Feb-10-16 2:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on The Associated Press interview with new Corrections Secretary Scott Kernan (all times local):
- Demolition of 80-year-old Louisa County jail postponed Updated: Feb-10-16 1:02 pm
WAPELLO, Iowa - The Louisa County Board of Supervisors has informally agreed to postpone pending demolition of the 80-year-old county jail building.
- Dismissal upheld for inmate denied free vitamins, shampoo Updated: Feb-10-16 6:01 am
PITTSBURGH - A panel of judges has ruled that a western Pennsylvania prison inmate imprisoned for attempted murder cannot sue a nurse who refused to give him free vitamins and dandruff shampoo.
- Ex-NY soccer official gets 4 years for running Ponzi scheme Updated: Feb-10-16 5:08 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - A former president of a suburban New York youth soccer club is heading to prison for more than a year after admitting in federal court to running a $5 million Ponzi scheme.
- Bill makes Ohio requirement of presentence report optional Updated: Feb-10-16 3:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Senate lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at saving money and the amount of time some inmates spend in jail before sentencing.
- Second phase beginning in juvenile detention shift to NYC Updated: Feb-10-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - The head of the state agency responsible for juvenile detention says 238 youths were initially moved from state facilities to others run by New York City under the Cuomo administration's "Close to Home" initiative.
- California corrections chief aims to change prison culture Updated: Feb-10-16 2:22 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California's new corrections chief plans to add training on diversity and leadership for prison employees and to examine what has been effective in other states to change employees' attitudes as he tries to alter a culture that often pits prison guards against inmates and outsiders.
- Federal judge gives state time to fix competency problems Updated: Feb-09-16 6:18 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge said the only reason she won't hold Washington state in contempt for failing to provide timely competency services is because state judges have issued dozens of contempt orders and imposed $1 million in fines, but it hasn't altered the state's conduct.
- Official: Ohio close to needing $1B prison due to population Updated: Feb-09-16 3:51 pm
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The head of Ohio's prisons said the state is close to needing a new prison, but he won't be the one to ask for the estimated $1 billion to build it.
- Wyoming corrections chief: $85 million to fix Rawlins prison Updated: Feb-09-16 3:30 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Fixing structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins will cost $85 million, the state's corrections chief told state lawmakers Tuesday.
- Lawmakers get review of Vermont's shrinking prison system Updated: Feb-09-16 3:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state of Vermont is starting to reap the benefits of policy changes that aimed to send fewer people to prison.
- Sex offenders challenge new federal passports law Updated: Feb-09-16 2:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit challenging a law that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
- Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates Updated: Feb-09-16 11:48 am
VIENNA - The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."
- Egyptian policeman sentenced to 8 years over a vet death Updated: Feb-09-16 10:48 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a policeman to eight years in prison for beating a veterinarian to death, in a case that sparked public anger over rampant police abuses.
- New Mexico prisons cut visiting hours due to staff shortage Updated: Feb-09-16 9:56 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State officials say they are cutting visiting hours at New Mexico prisons as the Corrections Department continues to grapple with low staffing levels.
- Man killed by reservation officer was halfway house escapee Updated: Feb-09-16 8:27 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A man who was shot and killed during a struggle with a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation was a federal robbery convict who escaped from a Rapid City halfway house in December.
- 1 of 2 teens caught after escaping juvenile detention center Updated: Feb-09-16 7:03 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - One of two juveniles who escaped from a Hillsborough County detention center has been captured in St. Petersburg.
- Escaped inmate arrested in Forest Updated: Feb-09-16 6:31 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Authorities say a Mississippi Department of Corrections parolee is back in custody.
- Woman arrested in inmate's Dallas County jail escape Updated: Feb-09-16 2:29 am
MONTICELLO, Arkansas - Dallas County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 32-year-old woman in connection to the escape of an inmate from the Dallas County jail.
- State inmates return to Alcorn County facility Updated: Feb-08-16 7:48 pm
CORINTH, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Corrections has placed state inmates in the Alcorn County Regional Facility again because of the new administration.
- Inmate death being investigated as homicide Updated: Feb-08-16 7:03 pm
LANCASTER, California - Officials at a Los Angeles County state prison say they are investigating the death of an inmate found unresponsive in his cell as a homicide and that his cellmate is a suspect.