| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:32 PM
The creation of a minimum security facility has been discussed as a possible solution to the steadily increasing inmate population at the Carroll County Detention Center.
Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger said the commissioners need to...
| Apr 9, 2015
New York City's public advocate is proposing tough new rules to crack down on sexual assaults in city jails, citing federal statistics that show two Rikers Island lockups have some of the nation's highest rates of reported attacks by both guards and...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:53 AM
A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital.
But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 6:31 PM
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is debating whether to appeal a federal judge’s order granting a prisoner sexual reassignment surgery.
“We are still considering all options, including an appeal,” said...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:30 AM
It is Good Friday. Richard Lapointe's hearing aids are set so high they are whistling. He is peering through thick eyeglasses. His jaunty little mustache has turned white. He is as tiny and fragile as ever. He remains impossibly naive, even after being...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:52 PM
A three-day manhunt for a convicted killer ended Friday night when he was arrested by Chicago police after being identified by a distinctive neck tattoo, authorities said.
Kamron T. Taylor, 23, of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, was arrested on...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:51 AM
A state women's prison in Dayton has numerous problems, including inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates, the availability of prohibited substances and problems with mental health services, according to a new report.