| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing.
Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:31 PM
An undercover investigator posing as a New York City corrections officer was able to sneak $22,000 worth of contraband into the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, officials said on Thursday.
The report is the latest in a spate of problems at Rikers...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:55 AM
A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday.
And they're asking the public for help.
Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Sadistic guards are a staple of Hollywood fiction, but in Florida prisons, the abuse of inmates is only too real. An investigation by The Miami Herald uncovered physical and psychological torment of prisoners by renegade guards that went on for years...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The American people owe departing Attorney General Eric Holder a huge outpouring of gratitude for all that he has done during his service as the top law enforcement officer of the United States.
In the face of a partisan and divisive Congress, Holder...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news.
By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:25 AM
HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile.
But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes.
The board voted 3-0 to...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:08 AM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to change the terms of the drug war by lessening the penalties for low-level possession is getting blowback from the suburbs, with some prosecutors and police chiefs saying it sends an unhelpful message at a time when...