By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 04/16 — Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.
By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 03/ 15 — Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead.
By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/14 — A former member of a black radical group who was convicted in the 1971 killings of two police officers has been granted parole after 44 years behind bars for a crime that crystalized an era when militant groups declared war on authorities.
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 03/04 — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible.
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/31 — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a new executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay,
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 01/29 — As prison officials combat contraband cellphones in the hands of the nation’s inmates, a wireless trade group says court orders should be required to shut down the devices.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.
By ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/20 — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.
By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 01/06 — A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate was sentenced Friday to time served for illegal gun possession.
“Among the 37,557 confirmed aliens, 35,334 people (94 percent) were unlawfully present.”
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By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/23— Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with.
By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) 10/29 — Pandora Lobacz was trying to assert control of her classroom at Lincoln Hills youth prison when she ordered an inmate pacing in front of her desk to return to his seat.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 10/01 — Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/25 — To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state’s older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.
STUART, Fla. (AP) 08/02 — Authorities in Florida have captured the last of 12 prisoners who fled an Alabama county jail in a scheme involving peanut butter.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press – This is the last in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole. BALTIMORE (AP) 08/02 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it’s cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population,
SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer 07/31 – In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals.
This is the first in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole.
SHARON COHEN and ADAM GELLER, AP National Writers DETROIT (AP) 07/31 — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines,
DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 07/30 — Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit,
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 07/27 — Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year,