| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:42 PM
A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said.
José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:26 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake.
Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday.
The process, which is being...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:13 PM
Prison officials were trying to get control over a riot at a federal correctional facility in southern Texas, after as many as 2,000 prisoners became involved in the violence late Friday.
The disturbance began Friday morning when inmates at the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:21 AM
Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday.
She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally).
Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:17 PM
Analysts for the state Legislature determined the state could save $20 million in private prison costs due to Proposition 47, the statewide ballot initiative voters approved in November that makes drug possession and minor theft charges misdemeanor...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:00 AM
In the wrong writer's hands, an obituary can be a dull collection of biographical facts, the type of article that journalism professor William Drummond calls the "lowest common denominator" of newspaper writing.
But on this day, he hoped for something...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:33 AM
A transgender woman plans to appeal a $40,000 final judgment against the Orange County Jail, for being raped in a general-population cell in 2008.
The federal civil judgment became final on Feb. 27, but the woman’s attorney said he considers the...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
I have no sympathy for Derrick Jones and other employees at The Baltimore City Detention Center who allowed themselves to be corrupted by the Black Guerrilla Family ("Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case," Feb. 27).
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:16 PM
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...