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  • John Walker Jr., spy family ringleader, dies in prison at 77

    John Walker Jr., a former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union, has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. He died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner,...
  • California to shift mentally ill inmates out of solitary confinement

    (Reuters) - California will move mentally ill prisoners from solitary confinement to special isolation units as part of a series of new policies outlined by corrections officials Friday to improve treatment for inmates with psychiatric illnesses. The...
  • Killer in 1991 Smart trial in New Hampshire seeks time with wife

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - The killer at the center of a sensationalized 1991 murder trial in New Hampshire has applied for weekend prison furloughs with his wife as he prepares for the next chapter of his life. William "Billy" Flynn was 16 when he...
  • John Walker, mastermind of notorious spy ring, dies in U.S. prison

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A former U.S. Navy warrant officer who orchestrated a spy ring for the Soviets that was considered one of the most damaging security breaches in American history has died at a federal prison in North Carolina, a prison...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal

    Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal
    Two more Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers pleaded guilty and another inmate has been sentenced in connection with last year's jail racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Former jail employees Aisha Fraction, 26,...
  • Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records

    Misty Oaks murder suspects have long criminal records
    The two accused killers in last week's homicides at Misty Oaks Apartments have more arrests than fingers and toes. David Lopez has 45 and James Stewart has 24, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lopez, 32, served 4 sentences in...
  • Oklahoma inmate died from injection in botched execution, not heart attack

    An Oklahoma murderer who writhed and gasped for 43 minutes until dying 10 minutes after officials had called off his execution succumbed to the lethal injection drugs, not to a heart attack, according to autopsy results released Thursday. The...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
  • Malloy Department of Correction Commissioner Stepping Down

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that his recently appointed state correction commissioner James E. Dzurenda is stepping down to take a leadership role in the New York City prison system. A Stratford resident who has worked for the Connecticut DOC...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...