| Apr 1, 2013
In 1991, Jan Thompson attended a reunion of World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in the Philippines. She accompanied her father, one of those veterans.
"I was just dumbfounded at what I heard," she said. "I walked out saying, 'Why doesn't...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Documentarian Shola Lynch, who previously profiled Shirley Chisholm's groundbreaking run for president, turns her lens on another significant African American female figure from the early '70s in "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners." Applying her...
| Mar 18, 2012
Reporting from London -- John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker convicted of serving as a guard at a Nazi extermination camp and being complicit in the deaths of more than 28,000 people, died Saturday in Germany. He was 91.
Demjanjuk died in a nursing...
| Sep 6, 2011
Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66.
Vann Nath, who...
| Oct 1, 2011
More than 100 prisoners, many shaved and tattooed, crowded into the hard pews of the Men's Central Jail chapel and craned their necks to get a good look at "The Man."
Sheriff Lee Baca, the top authority figure in Los Angeles County's troubled jail...
| Sep 27, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71.
One of Kenya's most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after...
| Oct 8, 2011
As a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, Richard Koch chose his life's work after reading one of the few books in the camp's meager library — the medical biography "The Doctors Mayo."
Liberated in 1945 after 13 months in captivity, he...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
| Jul 16, 2010
Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr., who for nearly nine years ran a website dedicated to stopping prisoner abuse in the war on terrorism, died Wednesday at his home in Fort Bragg, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. He would have been 58 next week....
| May 14, 2010
Walker "Bud" Mahurin, the Army Air Forces' first double ace in Europe during World War II who went on to serve in the Pacific and later became a POW after being shot down during the Korean War, has died. He was 91.
Mahurin, a retired Air Force colonel...