A convicted robber who allegedly tried to escape from a prison in the Texas Panhandle is recovering after being shot in the arm by a guard.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says 26-year-old Gordon Simpson could face escape-related charges. Clark says Simpson was at the Smith Unit in Lamesa on Monday and was being escorted out, with some other inmates, to work on agricultural fields.
JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Maryland prison officials say several inmates have been stabbed after several fights broke out at the same time at the facility.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worth is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences.
By Farah Stockman Globe Staff / October 10, 2010
I was a cub reporter working the night desk in 2001 when a man called and told me, “I’ve got a story for you.’’
He said his name was Barry Scheck, a lawyer for the Innocence Project. The story went like this: Single mother of two works at a bar, but gets her GED, her bachelor’s degree, and then her law degree — all so that she can represent her brother Kenny, who had been convicted of robbing and murdering a woman in Ayer. The sister devotes her life to finding evidence to exonerate her brother. She finds old DNA samples from the crime scene — blood, believed to be the killer’s — in the basement of a courthouse. She fights to have the samples tested. Guess what? Tomorrow, Kenny’s a free man.
DENVER — Some military veterans are angry that a World War II soldier who died in prison after pleading guilty to killing his wife is scheduled to be buried Tuesday in Denver's Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Raymond R. Sawyer, a former Marine from Colorado, died Aug. 11 in a Tucson, Ariz., state prison while serving 13 years for second-degree murder.
NEW YORK — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they could work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in "personal hygiene."
Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many tea party activists, isn't saying the state should jail poor people: The program would be voluntary.
In the first few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup workers could be seen on Louisiana beaches wearing scarlet pants and white t-shirts with the words "Inmate Labor" printed in large red block letters. Coastal residents, many of whom had just seen their livelihoods disappear, expressed outrage at community meetings; why should BP be using cheap or free prison labor when so many people were desperate for work? The outfits disappeared overnight.