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  • Officials apprehend 19-year-old who escaped from juvenile prison

    A 19-year-old man who escaped from a St. Charles youth prison Monday was apprehended about 3 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Denzell Walker escaped from the medium-security facility, where he was being held after a parole violation on a burglary charge,...
  • Independent experts blast quality of medical care in Illinois prisons

    Independent experts blast quality of medical care in Illinois prisons
    The 55-year-old inmate with a family history of lung cancer was coughing up blood the day he arrived at the medium security Illinois River prison in November 2012. A nurse sent him away with a container to spit in and told him to report back if it...
  • Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower

    Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe into allegations of abuse of mentally ill inmates. Existence of the criminal investigation into the 2012 death...
  • Hunt for killers expands to Vermont; staffer under suspicion

    The manhunt for two escaped killers expanded to campsites and boat slips in Vermont on Wednesday, and State Police said a female prison staff member being questioned may have had a role in helping the men. At a news conference outside the maximum-...
  • One of the Angola Three recalls life in solitary confinement

    Robert King says he watched nearly three decades of his life fade away in solitary confinement inside Louisiana's Angola prison, sometimes glimpsing the world through a small window and longing for the few hours a week he might feel the sun on his face....
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month

     Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month
    Jesse Jackson Jr., who left prison in March for a halfway house in Baltimore, will be eligible for home confinement beginning June 22, sources told the Tribune. Jackson, 50, was convicted in 2013 for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. He...
  • County supervisors vote to reconsider size of new Men's Central Jail

    County supervisors vote to reconsider size of new Men's Central Jail
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to pull back a plan to rebuild the aging Men’s Central Jail and reassess the number of beds needed in a new facility. Sheriff's officials, who manage Men's Central as part of the nation's largest...
  • Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat? N.Y. prison escapees have violent history

    Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat? N.Y. prison escapees have violent history
    Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat, the inmates who staged a daring Hollywood-like disappearing act from a New York maximum security prison? Until last weekend, no one had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., since it was...
  • Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]

    Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]
    CNN reports: Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is in trouble once again, getting mixed up in a prison fight, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said Tuesday. Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who...
  • New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison

    New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison
    As the search for two escaped killers stretched into its sixth day, investigators concentrated their efforts Thursday morning on an area near the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where the men had been held. Officials closed roads and local...
  • The Latest on prison escape: Civilian worker questioned

    4:20 p.m. (EDT) New York authorities say they have been questioning a civilian employee at the prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, but aren't revealing any of the information she has provided. State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico...