| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:11 PM
He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why.
Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he'd been accused of stealing an iPad — an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers...
| 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
| 8:32 PM
More Pennsylvania counties with jails are limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities following a court decision last year in favor of an Allentown man wrongly held in Lehigh County Jail on suspicion that he was in the country...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:26 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 11:25 AM
New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released.
Discharge planning that included medication, enrollment in Medicaid and initial clinic appointments...