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  • Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication

    Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication
    As the state grapples with what many call a heroin epidemic, a growing number of correctional facilities are starting to treat addicted inmates with medication in an effort to prevent fatal overdoses. While many jails and prisons only offer counseling...
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
  • Male Correction Officer Charged With Sex Assault At Women's Prison

    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a male correction officer, state police said Friday. Jeff Bromley, 46, was charged Thursday with second-degree sexual...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison

    Jeremy Meeks' mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant  glare sent the Internet into a frenzy last year. But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks' mug did little to change the...
  • Kendall bids to house U.S. Marshal inmates

    Kendall County is making a bid to house U.S. Marshal's inmates under a similar agreement the federal agency had with Kane County which appears to have fizzled out. The sheriff's office filed an application to house 30 inmates at its county jail in...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • Indiana sheriffs look for funding to take more prisoners

    Indiana sheriffs look for funding to take more prisoners
    As the role of a county jail evolves into more than a prison to a mental and medical health provider for the incarcerated, paying for the ever-growing costs associated with that care has become a problem for sheriffs across the state. And with recent...
  • State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration

    State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
    HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there. Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    California's beleaguered prison system on Thursday dipped below a court-imposed population cap for the first time, a benchmark the state will have to maintain to satisfy judges overseeing the agency. A 2013 ruling by a panel of three judges gave...
  • Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail

    Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail
    The city of Newport News said Thursday it plans to shut down a minimum-security correctional center on the banks of the James River and move the inmates to the Newport News City Jail within a matter of months. The decision to close the City Prison...
  • Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster

    Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster
    The Catholic priest and the childhood friend of imprisoned Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. allegedly met at a low-key Italian restaurant tucked in a strip mall in Lake Barrington, a place with the usual dark wood and quiet booths, Sinatra crooning...