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10 min ago | WNDU-TV South Bend
A convicted multiple killer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
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1 hr ago | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
A plea deal has been reached with one of the four men accused of being responsible for a double homicide in the town of Carroll last year.
5 hrs ago | ABC News
The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.
5 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls
A federal judge is hearing arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a South Dakota State Penitentiary guard slain by inmates three years ago.
8 hrs ago | Mirfield Today
Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry Picture shows prison officers Karen Cosford, 47, one of five prison officers charged in a plot to smuggle mobile phones into a Wakefield to a convicted rapist Brian McBride at Wakefield maximum security jail, also Cosford is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with the rapist Also charged are Jacqueline Flynn, 46, ... (more)
Plans to transfer hundreds of maximum security prisoners from the Iowa State Penitentiary have been delayed after problems with the heating and cooling system at the new facility have been discovered.
Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell says William Rousan was declared dead at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.
The doctor fired after an inmate's death at Kentucky State Penitentiary will keep his private practice but may hire a lawyer as the state's investigation continues, his wife said Tuesday.
This update just came in from the Pinal County Attorney's Office, saying Vance Johnson will now serve 28 years in prison for using a makeshift knife to stab a fellow inmate.
As a principal representative of the PBSP SHU Short Corridor Collective Human Rights Movement, I begin this personal perspective update with a shout out of solidarity and respect to all those inside and outside these prison walls who have put aside divisive race and culture differences in order to unite as a prisoner class and demand long overdue, ... (more)
In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo Jack McCullough, a 73-year-old former police officer, speaks during an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, Ill.
Clayton Lockett, 38, was scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1999 shooting death of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman.
A Connecticut inmate serving 56 years for felony murder has been sentenced to two more years in prison for slashing a deputy warden in the face with a sharpened toothbrush two years ago.
Sheriffs from across the state are gathering at the state Capitol to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system.
Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke says the agency is limiting industrial and commercial development on 428 acres at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrett, 570 acres at Deep Meadow Correctional Center in Goochland County, 844 acres at Powhatan Correctional Center in Powhatan County, and 1,157 acres at Deerfield ... (more)
The certificate provided Steve Hampton, an attorney representing the family of 48-year-old Ronald Shoup of Lewes, shows that the Sussex Correctional Institution inmate "sustained lethal trauma while being restrained multiple times by prison response team."
This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau.