By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press 03/11 It’s a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem,
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
CONROE, Texas (AP) 02/03 — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas,Read more »
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 02/01 — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama must keep a Christian prison chaplain out of the execution chamber.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes,
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/04 — He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 10/31 — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats”
By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 10/03 — Three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from a French prison, police caught one of France’s most wanted men in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday,
LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/18 — California prisons and jails should do more to protect guards from inmates who fling bodily fluids in so-called “gassing” attacks,
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 09/14 — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she’s released from prison next week.
PARIS (AP) 07/02 — Drones seen buzzing above a prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the cinematic escape of a notorious French criminal — his second in five years.Read more »
By JILL COLVIN and ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/30 — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses.
By RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) 05/30 — A Belgian prison inmate who killed four people while on furlough committed “terrorist murder”
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) 05/26 — An ex-convict, released from a Texas prison in 2013 and arrested in Gary, Indiana in 2014, Darren Vann has admitted to killing seven women in a plea deal with Indiana prosecutors and been sentenced to seven life sentences.
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.