| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:01 AM
A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:52 PM
The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week.
But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:06 PM
When Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with two crimes, a search of his room turned up a .38 revolver and about 5 ounces of marijuana, records show.
For a first-time offender, the charge of illegally carrying a weapon in the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:46 PM
Northampton County Prison is no longer dogged by overcrowding problems, but Judge Craig A. Dally still questions why so many cells have to be occupied by inmates whose primary problem is being hooked on drugs.
Dally is hoping to begin reversing that...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:43 PM
Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long.
"Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:02 PM
When Robert Durst spent more than two months in Northampton County Prison 14 years ago, Allentown attorney John Waldron got a front-row seat to what it's like to represent an eccentric client with unlimited means.
The Lehigh University alumnus didn't...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 3:18 AM
Barron Shannon left prison for the fourth time in less than a decade on a Greyhound bus. He had some photos and letters from home in a Manila envelope, a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a few dollars from the state of Illinois in his pocket. He was...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:58 PM
J.C.X. Simon -- one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s -- has died, prison officials said Friday.
Simon, 69, was pronounced dead at San Quentin prison at 11:59 p.m. Thursday after being...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Imagine, for a minute, that you work in a prison.
Put yourself in the shoes of a young correctional officer. You suit up, say goodbye to your family for the day and head to work. You are charged with patrolling a packed ward of high-security inmates...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:42 PM
A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said.
José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Two former corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have been sentenced to prison terms for smuggling drugs and other contraband as part of the Black Guerrilla Family racketeering conspiracy at the jail, federal prosecutors announced...