By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 10/11 — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/24 — California prison officials have halted an effort aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together in prison recreation yards,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/14 — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is commuting the sentences of 21 inmates, most serving life terms and several who otherwise had no chance of ever leaving prison.
By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/10 — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
By NICK PERRY Associated Press, WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) 08/14 — New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell.
By CURT ANDERSON AP, Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) 07/18 — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State.
By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 06/04 — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — One convicted killer has been accused of beheading another in what authorities call an exceptionally sadistic torture slaying at a California prison.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — California’s attempt to ease inmates back into the community is coming at a price: more prisoners,
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
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.