Pennsylvania could save a projected $5.2 million a year in maintenance costs with the proposed sale of 13 surplus properties.
The prosecutor in the case of George Zimmerman called the conduct of the defense lawyer 'a slippery slope' in pleading with the judge Friday to impose a gag order on all attorneys.
The prosecutor in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager in central Florida called the conduct of the defense lawyer "a slippery slope" in pleading with the judge Friday to impose a gag order on all attorneys.
Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it's given jailers plenty of headaches.
A federal judge on Tuesday, Oct. 2, ended the court's oversight of Ohio's prison medical system after finding that health care and services for the nearly 50,000 inmates have greatly improved over the last seven years.
Death-penalty opponent Reynold Nesiba speaks to crowd of protesters outside the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D., Monday, in anticipation of execution of Eric Robert / AP Photo/Amber Hunt
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A South Dakota man who beat a prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed escape attempt was put to death Monday, in the state's first execution since 2007.
By German Lopez
A state audit of the private prison sold by Gov. John Kasich last year found the prison is only meeting 66.7 percent of the state’s standards. The report, released last week, found a total of 47 violations in a northeastern Ohio prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which the state government sold to CCA last year as part of a privatization push set out in Ohio’s 2012-13 budget.
Private prisons, touted as a cost-efficient alternative to state-run penitentiaries, are not living up to their promises in at least one state. A new study of Arizona’s private prisons finds that the state is actually losing money $3.5 million a year by turning their inmates over to for-profit corporations.
The state has told county officials that they want to shut down a program that housed county jail inmates elsewhere in an effort to ease jail overcrowding.
Extreme heat waves across the country have claimed hundreds of lives over the past few years, including at least 52 heat-related deaths between June 30 and July 6 alone. And prison inmates are especially at risk for succumbing to heat-related health issues, according to a federal court that has ruled in favor of an advocacy group that alleges Texas prison officials are violating prisoners’ constitutional rights with poor conditions during high-temperatures days.
The Los Angeles Times says more than 300 ex-prisoners have been released in the Lancaster area as part of state prison realignment to save money and reduce prison crowding.
Los Angeles County sheriff's compliance teams have been assisting the county Probation Department in supervising certain Lancaster parolees sentenced for nonviolent and non-serious crimes.
Deputy Michael Rust says 315 compliance checks resulted in 182 arrests and seizure of 13 firearms. The figures contrast with a report released this week by the Chief Probation Officers of California.
The report says fewer felons are skipping out on probation under prison realignment than under the state's old parole system.