Man Cleared Of Rape After 35 Years Gets $1.7 MillionA man wrongly convicted of rape was awarded $1.7 million on Wednesday under a new Michigan law that allowed him to seek state compensation for the 35 years he spent in prison.
Chicago Giving Departing Inmates Overdose-Reversing DrugChicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation's opioid epidemic.
O.J. Simpson Triumphant, Others Devastated As He Gets ParoleBarring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in judgment and one he will never repeat.
Tennessee Jails Offer Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
Prosecutors: Bridgegate Mastermind Should Stay Out Of JailFederal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme to avoid prison when he is sentenced Wednesday because his testimony helped convict two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
Actor LaBeouf Arrested In Georgia For Public DrunkennessActor Shia LaBeouf has been released from a Georgia jail after posting $7,000 bond on charges of public drunkenness.
New Hampshire Woman Jailed For Giving Woman In Labor HeroinA New Hampshire woman who injected heroin and methamphetamines into a friend about to give birth has been sentenced to a year in jail.
How And Where OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Will Take PlaceNevada parole officials have set a July 20 date to decide whether O.J. Simpson should be paroled after serving the mandatory minimum of a nine-to-33 year sentence for an armed robbery involving two sports collectibles dealers in Las Vegas in 2007.
Maryland Black Caucus Opposes Bill to Revive Cash BailThe Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is opposing a bill that would revive the role of cash bail for people in jail.
Sheriff Puts Self Behind Bars To Learn About JailA new Michigan sheriff has put himself behind bars to help learn more about how his county jail works.
Jail Inmate's Death In Solo Cell Under InvestigationThe Washington County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the death of a jail inmate found dead in his cell with a sheet tied around his neck.
State Opens Gates Of Baltimore Jail To Show Conditions InsideThe Baltimore City Detention Center became notorious for the run of the Black Guerrilla Family, and now, that part of the city's jail system is shut down.