| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:02 AM
For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County.
All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it.
Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:00 PM
A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.
Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:08 PM
When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem.
Lastocy and a coalition of inmate advocacy...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:32 PM
Officials are investigating the death of a man who was discovered dead Saturday morning inside of a solitary confinement cell at Stateville Correctional Center.
About 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 3, a correctional officer at the prison was doing routine checks...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:28 PM
HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court.
The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Bucks County authorities say a former prison guard forced inmates to undergo strip-searches, watched them use the bathroom and made sexual comments to "harass, demean and humiliate them."
Joseph Ronald Mullen, 28, was charged Wednesday with official...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
After learning a Vermont felon had offered to throw John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial for $500,000, FBI agents interviewed the 10 members of the jury to determine whether they had any connection to him, prosecutors say.
James D. Perron, 48, had...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Connecticut needs a better way to control violent people found not guilty by reason of insanity. Changing state laws would help.
Last year, Francis Anderson was acquitted, because of his mental condition, of assaulting a correctional officer. He was...