Virginia has suspended a rule allowing children to be strip-searched before jail visits after an eight-year-old girl was subjected to the ordeal. Prison officials have…View More US state bans prison strip-searches for children
PRISON guards are fighting each other with training knives that give a 7,500-volt shock, to prepare for blade attacks. Staff are privately buying the SK-2,…View More Prison guards fighting each other with training knives that give a 7,500-volt shock to prepare for blade attacks – The Sun
Michael Kearney could not understand how he had tested positive for drugs. He stared in disbelief at the corrections officers in an upstate New York…View More After False Drug Test, He Was Put in Solitary for 120 Days
Elliott Williams tried to tell guards at an Oklahoma jail that he had broken his neck. But surveillance footage shows staff members at the Tulsa…View More Family to Get $10 Million After Death of Man Left in Jail Cell With a Broken Neck
A domestic violence survivor will walk free on Friday, her lawyer said, after spending 15 years in prison for failing to report that her boyfriend…View More Mother to Be Freed After 15 Years in Prison for Father’s Abuse
The decline in crime over the past three decades in New York City is one of the most striking examples of how a community can…View More Opinion | How to Close Rikers Island
ISIS seizes control of prison camp in Syria where 70,000 women and children are held: Guards are doused with petrol and a baby is found…View More ISIS seizes control of prison camp in Syria after Turkish invasion
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alvin Kennard, a 58-year-old Alabama man who spent most of his life behind bars for a $50 knife-point robbery at a bakery,…View More Opinion | 36 Years in Prison for a $50 Robbery
Two Muslim men are suing the State of New York and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for discrimination, claiming they were suspended…View More Muslim prison guards claim they were suspended for refusing to shave beards
US Attorney General William Barr shakes up prisons bureau after the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein inside a federal jail. United States Attorney General William Barr…View More US prisons chief removed after Epstein suicide
Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who…View More In Epstein Suicide, Barr Criticizes ‘Serious Irregularities’ at Jail
Like all federal prisons, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan has a suicide prevention program designed for inmates who are at risk of taking…View More Why Wasn’t Jeffrey Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?
On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself. “It was weird to see myself in a mirror…View More Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil
A spate of violence in Brazil’s prisons has cast a spotlight on a system which appears to be near a state of collapse. Almost 100…View More Brazil prison riots: What’s the cause?