Current news and updates regarding jails, prisons, department of corrections, inmates, and other correctional institutions.

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Italy's prison island paradises

Alert at prison 'elaborate hoax'

Jailhouse interview Part II: Some guards ‘clean up’ on the side

Italy's prison island … escapes?

Prisoner scales fence to escape Oregon jail

John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

Jail switches to classic stripes because orange is too cool now

Jail time for former Little League treasurer

Dallas police use civilian workers at county jail

Jail doctors allege addicts threatening them, seek security

Iowa prison population rising again

Roof collapse at Texas prison injures 19 inmates

Prison guards attacked by inmate

Whittemore's Health May Determine Prison Stay

Man gets 30 days in jail for swearing at Cook County judge

Kuwait court upholds 10-year jail term for Twitter user

Inmate accidentally freed a year early from Rikers Island

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured

19 injured when Texas prison roof collapses

Married prison officer Amritpal Ahluwalia jailed for sex with female inmate in her cell

5 things to know about drug laws, prison sentences

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Jail time looms for flood death party host

Kesar lassi, dahi bhalla at Tihar's food court a hit

Nineteen hurt when ceiling collapses at Texas jail

Women’s prison ‘inhumane’ says peace activist, 80

Mandela 'prison book' goes on show

Mistaken ID leads to jail, mental hospital for veteran

Charleston man sent to prison for theft scheme

Margaretta D’Arcy released from prison in Limerick

Jail staff misses assault captured on camera

49ers' Smith avoids jail time

Brief prison escape raises security questions of downtown jail

49ers' Aldon Smith sentenced to 12 days in jail on gun, DUI charges

Arizona Teacher Files $4M Claim in Prison Rape

Prison for man, woman in overdose death of girl, 4

Prison break

Michigan Prison Workers Fired For Sexual Contact With Inmates

Prison for man, woman in OD death of girl, 4, in Livingston County

China upholds jail terms for anti-corruption activists

Jail for repeat sex offender

Video shows Denver sheriff's deputy punching, kicking inmate

Local jail selling e-cigarettes to inmates

French parliament passes reform to ease prison overcrowding

4 prison food workers in Ionia fired for sexual contact with prisoners

Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

Three women avoid prison in NYC payroll fraud case

Notorious Federal Prison Accused of 'Inhuman' Practices

Jails in U.S. struggle with role as asylums

Photo released of jail room where man was trapped for 32 hours

Infamous U.S. Prison Accused of 'Inhuman' Practices

Notorius Federal Prison Accused of 'Inhuman' Practices

Prison chief Amanda Hughes 'throws jailbreak themed party for freed daughter'

4 Guards Eyed in Mississippi Prison Football Fight

Bulgaria heads for prison law on rumours after bank panic

Jampacked jail

Jail Offers Glimpse Of Room Where Man Was Trapped For 32 Hours

Man who was trapped in Chicago jail sues Cook County

No jail time for CityTime scammers

Man Trapped in Jail for 31 Hours Sues for Trauma

'Hi, I'm Adam, I killed my daughter': inside Grendon prison

Avenal Prison Guard Faces New Sex Crime Charges

Threats continued from prison

Two prison deaths in a week

Man trapped in Cook jail sues, says he was handcuffed when found

Man ordered to prison for 'appalling' beating death of girlfriend

Cobb inmate released, re-arrested for allegedly stealing jail shirt

Lawsuit filed by man trapped in Cook County Jail for 30 hours

After Appeal, Jail in NYC Dead Sea Scrolls Case

Jail officials weigh in on what triggers Gigi Reyes’ panic attacks

In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through prison relocation

Kanawha officials perplexed by spike in jail bill

Jail Mail

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail

Romania: ex-communist prison commander to go on trial for 1st time for crimes against humanity

Romania puts former prison commander on trial

Records detail problems plaguing Aramark prison food contract

Romania puts former prison commander on trial –

Guard at Northern California state prison attacked

Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect

Coco is back in jail, but maybe not for long

Program goal: Keep inmates off drugs, out of jail

Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head

Two more sentenced to prison in bribery scheme

Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

Inmate convicted in murder-for-hire plot to kill Pennsylvania judge

Arizona mom of missing baby released from prison

Housewife not ready for jail

Attorney: Visitor trapped in jail feared death

New Madrid Co. jail shut down, commissioner says no mold problem

Proposal For New Webster County Jail

Surfer who punched dog walker is stuck in jail

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in prison

Romario wants prison for football chiefs

States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

State Prisons Break Away from Soaring Cost Trends

States Push For Prison Sentence Reform, And Prosecutors Push Back

Man Visiting Jail Gets Trapped for 30 Hours

Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

Committee queries jail death investigation

Teresa Giudice opens up about possible jail time

Man gets year in jail in Detroit mob beating

Prison conditions 'getting worse'

How prison inmates learn about money

Mexican judge sends Tahmooressi back to prison

Prison health care worker finds request for medical care after inmate dies

California man faces prison for economic espionage

Man trapped in Cook County Jail visiting room for 31 hours

Visitor trapped in Cook County Jail room for 31 hours

Chicago Man Locked In Jail's Waiting Room For 30 Hours

Court ups 19-year-old boy’s jail term to five years

Myanmar reporters sentenced to jail

'Real Housewives' husband gets prison

Prison reform needed

Ex-Carter's executives, NY fund manager get prison for insider trading

Prison book ban: Protestors hold up Crime and Punishment as Grayling gives evidence

Prison worker accused of drug trafficking

Aaron Hernandez to move to Boston jail on Wednesday

Man visiting Chicago jail gets trapped inside for hours

Visitor trapped in Cook County Jail cell for 31 hours

Visitor trapped in Chicago jail for about 30 hours

Authorities investigate after man trapped in Cook County Jail for 31 hours

Former prison guard sentenced for giving inmates key patterns

Pickens County prison changes security after inmate escapes

Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF

Chatham Jail closed, future of 165-year-old building unknown

BGF and officials discussed improvements to Baltimore jail, officer says

QC Jail can’t secure Gigi Reyes, warden tells court

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez transfer to another jail

Football club teams up with prison

Prison Knitting Class Not Necessarily About Knitting

Assaults on prison officers increase by 50%

Site of new Fairfield County jail stirs debate

Oregon County Looks to Break Out of Jail Without Inmates

Man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison

Prison guards force Vic's jail into lockdown

Dutchman van der Sloot weds in Peruvian prison

Fort Collins woman arrested 25 minutes after being bailed out of jail

Fort Collins woman arrested 25 minutes after bailed out of jail

Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

Dealer jailed for prison drugs ring

Prison visit not parent should make

18-month prison sentence for phone hacking

Mother sues over son's "predictable" prison death by violent inmate

3 more nurses for Lynnwood jail

Old Jail, Transient Camp In Wilds Of Burlington

Jail will make bankers behave

Jail boss’s blast for crowded cell crisis

Special ceremony marks closing of Chatham Jail

Flu-like outbreak puts Jackson prison under partial quarantine

Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

It costs more and achieves less: Why prison doesn’t work

Jail sentence looms for Rolf Harris

Visitors restricted at Jackson prison because of illness

Lawsuit: Inmate tried to buy influence in prison

Jail staffer spied for daughter, got fired

Ex-Cameron aide Coulson faces jail in hacking case

Jail sentence looms for child abuser Rolf Harris

Jail sentence looms for child sex abuser

Worker safety agency investigating prison rape

Prison violence staggering

Overcrowding at NSW jails: Guards refusing new inmates

'It's crunch time' say NSW prison officers

Mich. prison food service put on notice for 2nd maggot infestation

Denver sheriff investigating jail inmate's accidental early release

Hutchinson County Jail evacuates inmates for repairs

Iredell Co. leaders looking to ease jail overcrowding

Jail term sought for WA thieving carer

Mental health treatment for those who end up in the county jail

Letter: Prison relocation

Six prisoners escape in five weeks

Morocco rapper rebel gets 4 months in prison

Man gets 2 years in prison for bilking $582K from Medicaid

Idaho begins takeover of private Boise prison – Wed, 02 Jul 2014 PST

Morocco rapper given new jail term for 'assaulting police'

Cannibal-plot case tossed; ex-cop gets out of jail

Illegal alcohol seized at jail 38 times in six months

New Dane County jail recommendation getting little initial support

Jail warning over indecent images

Prison officer murder charge dropped

Prison officials seek delay of inmate deadline

Man gets life in prison for having wife killed to avoid costly divorce

Prison inmates vulnerable to attack

Civil grand jury takes on Santa Cruz County Main Jail

Jail Dornoch

Harris faces up to 24 years jail

One Last Elevator Ride Down: Cambridge High-Rise Jail Is No More

Former bodyguard sentenced to jail and rotan for attempted murder of policemen

Prison troublemakers face 'supermax' unit

MoJ recruits reserve prison officers

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Teacher alone in prison classroom with sex offenders stabbed, raped

Prison officer recruitment drive

New jail already reaching staff limitations

Man stabbed within hours of being freed from Sharjah jail

Middlesex Jail closing transfers 220 to Billerica facility

Australian journalist Peter Greste's sentence highlights threats to reporters

Jail term for friend's manslaughter reduced

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate

Vic govt to recruit 750 new prison workers

Prison officers reserve force planned

Jail renovation on county agenda

Middlesex Jail In Cambridge Closes After 32 Years

Middlesex Jail in Cambridge shuts down

Jail funding errors

Cambridge jail closed Saturday, prisoners transported

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate

Prison for contractors in ‘godfather’ bribery scheme

Prison Ministry Program Helps Babies Of Pregnant Inmates

Jail plunderers, free political prisoners – rights groups

Following jail controversy, homeless man laid to rest

Denver accused of withholding key evidence in jail abuse case

Prison guards offered inmates sunscreen as they basked on jail roof

Arizona worker safety agency reviewing prison rape

‘Baseball’ wife: Jail saved me

Wrexham prison name assurances given

Prison sun cream offer 'foolish'

Ormoc jail on alert status after Samar jailbreak

King County Jail inmate dies in custody

Dane County jail price tag rises as high as $135 million in new study

Lawyer gets 15 years prison for record U.S. tax fraud scheme

Prison 'strain' on health service

Prison files sold at public auction

Jail over kid exploitation material

'Baseball Wives' star Anna Benson: Jail saved me

Jail 'luxury' a problem in clearing aggressive panhandlers, Missoula officials say

Autopsy Shows County Jail Inmate Died From Heroin Overdose

Michigan prison food vendor Aramark warned more violations could cancel contract

Prison for ex-police lieutenant in utility theft

Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

Jail sought for Indonesian skipper in Japanese diver deaths

28 Inmates Stage Riot Inside Lincoln County Jail

Canadian helicopter gang charged with prison break

Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

TEDx for a prison crowd

Prison inmates sue for air conditioning

Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

Prison guards to pay for beating and lying

Ottawa jail complaints still 3rd highest in Ontario

Jail guard charged in double fatal crash

Knicks' guard Felton avoids jail on gun charge

Short walk to jail

Rajat Gupta's Father's Day Before Prison

Rajat Gupta Reports To Prison, Here Is What He Can Expect

Prison inmates spend millions on gadgets

Hernandez leaves jail for brief hospital visit

Teacher left alone with sex offender in prison is raped

Jail terms for Chinese anti-corruption activists

3 escape Canadian jail in helicopter

A bribe taker will go straight to jail, warns judge

Law school student knows prison — from the inside

Open prison 'loses 89 inmates'

Murderers wander with machetes at idyllic Philippine prison

Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing

Sing Sing's power plant could become prison museum

Clark County Jail inmates move into new quarters

Former Cowboys tackle Brent released from jail

Lancaster woman gets year in jail for choking, hitting pit bull

Jail option analysis to spur discussion among Wayne County officials

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent released from jail

Prison rebuild 'not guaranteed'

Prison death renews scrutiny on warden demoted after guard's slaying

Teacher left alone with sex offender at Ariz. prison is raped

Prison teacher raped, stabbed

Prisoner says he worked with Denver jail guard to sell pot and porn

Jail officer fired over medical marijuana

Prison Run Puts Inmates And Outsiders On The Same Track

Jail won’t stop my 2016 run—Revilla

Hernandez filing seeks jail closer to Boston

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