Maryland Settles Federal Lawsuit By Blind Inmates For $1.4MThe state of Maryland has settled for $1.4 million a federal lawsuit filed by blind current and former inmates alleging discrimination.
Idaho Prisoners Hacked Tablets, Gave Themselves $225,000 In CreditHundreds of Idaho inmates exploited a vulnerability in their personal tablets and gave themselves thousands of dollars in credits used to download music and games and use email, officials said Friday.
Maryland Curbs Inmate Access To Books, Citing Drug SmugglingMaryland is limiting the access prison inmates have to books, saying it's necessary to keep drugs from entering state prisons.
Police Respond To Disturbance At Juvenile Detention FacilityCharges are pending after a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryland in which at least three staffers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said Sunday.
In New York, All 51,000 State Prisoners Will Get Their Own Tablet ComputersInmates in New York state prisons will soon be able to read e-books, listen to music and email family members while in prison.
New Crackdown Aims to Jam Inmates' Illegal Cell PhonesWednesday, federal prison officials conducted a rare test at a Western Maryland lockup that blocks phone signals.
Inmates Charged With Murder After Guard Killed In Prison UprisingMore than a dozen inmates are being charged with murder in a deadly Delaware prison uprising back in February.
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.
Ex-Priest In Boston Sex Abuse Scandal Released From PrisonA notorious figure in Boston's Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal was quietly released from prison Friday morning after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s.
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.
3 Federal Prison Guards Charged With Sex Abuse Of InmatesA federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said.