- Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial Updated: Aug-05-15 5:31 am
JERUSALEM - Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.
- Connecticut panel to meet, review sex offender registry Updated: Aug-05-15 4:05 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A new panel is gearing up for a two-year study of Connecticut's sex offender registry.
- Rauner signs changes to Illinois' juvenile justice system Updated: Aug-04-15 7:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday signed legislation that would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15-year-olds and limit the transfer of 16 and 17-year-olds charged with first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault or aggravated battery with a firearm.
- Bozeman man convicted of 4 felonies in woman's assault Updated: Aug-04-15 7:13 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A Bozeman man charged with attacking a woman acquaintance was convicted Tuesday of aggravated assault and sexual assault along with charges that he attacked a peace officer, possessed dangerous drugs and escaped police custody.
- Investigators probe escape of inmate suspected in killing Updated: Aug-04-15 4:10 pm
KITTANNING, Pennsylvania - Authorities plan to investigate what led up to the escape of a prison inmate suspected of having strangled an acquaintance while on the run in western Pennsylvania last week.
- Some inmates in Utah State Prison hunger strike are eating Updated: Aug-04-15 12:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Prison officials say several Utah State Prison inmates who are on a hunger strike protesting housing conditions and the placement of gang leaders haven't gone completely without food.
- Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight Updated: Aug-04-15 12:37 pm
MANSFIELD, Ohio - A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.
- Inmate extradited from Tennessee briefly escapes in Liberty Updated: Aug-04-15 6:47 am
LIBERTY, South Carolina - Officials say a prisoner who had been extradited from Tennessee briefly escaped after a plane landed at the Pickens County Airport in Liberty.
- Iowa authorities searching for escaped work release inmate Updated: Aug-04-15 4:28 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - Authorities are looking for an inmate they say failed to return to the Waterloo Work Release Center.
- Mental health, substance abuse issues common among arrestees Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 pm
HONOLULU - Half of the people arrested in Honolulu have mental illness or substance abuse issues, despite police efforts to get such people treatment rather than put them behind bars.
- Inmate escaped Portland prison by breaking door and window Updated: Aug-03-15 4:50 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate who escaped from a Portland prison did so by breaking a kitchen door and window.
- Hunger strike at Utah State Prison reaches 4th day Updated: Aug-03-15 3:20 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A hunger strike at Utah State Prison reached its fourth day Monday, with prisoners refusing to eat in a protest against housing conditions and the placement of gang leaders.
- Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror Updated: Aug-03-15 3:14 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.
- Police searching for inmate who escaped Updated: Aug-03-15 12:32 pm
CLAY, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police say they are searching for a man who escaped from custody while on work-release in western Kentucky.
- Massachusetts seeks help in cutting recidivism rates Updated: Aug-03-15 11:59 am
BOSTON - Top Massachusetts leaders are requesting an independent examination of the state's criminal justice system with an eye toward lowering recidivism rates and reducing, in turn, the state's prison population.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Aug-03-15 10:04 am
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- Ex-deputy accused of smuggling items to inmates faces trial Updated: Aug-03-15 9:16 am
BUFFALO, New York - A former sheriff's deputy is set to stand trial on charges he smuggled a lighter and other items to inmates inside the Buffalo jail where he worked.
- 1 inmate recaptured, 1 at large after work center escape Updated: Aug-03-15 4:19 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - One of the two inmates that escaped from a work release center in Montgomery has been recaptured, while the other remains at large.
- Work on Terrebonne Juvenile Justice Center nearing end Updated: Aug-02-15 6:34 pm
GRAY, Louisiana - Work on the new $10.3 million Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center is about a month ahead of schedule, and should be completed by the end of October, says Jeanne Bray, capital projects administrator for the parish.
- Man serving time for burglary escapes Oregon prison Updated: Aug-02-15 12:30 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man serving time for a burglary conviction has escaped from an Oregon Prison by breaking a kitchen window.
- State pushes Medicaid sign-ups for inmates Updated: Aug-02-15 12:05 pm
LANCASTER, Ohio - Three Ohio agencies are pushing to get many inmates who are released from prison enrolled in Medicaid.
- Va. Beach jail catches weekend inmates violating rules Updated: Aug-01-15 1:01 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office says its officers found 18 inmates who serve their sentences on the weekend were violating the terms of their agreement.
- Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison Updated: Aug-01-15 12:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.
- Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates Updated: Jul-31-15 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
- Review: 29 of 390 Nebraska inmates' release dates were wrong Updated: Jul-31-15 1:58 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - An ongoing review found that the release dates had been miscalculated for 29 of the 390 prisoners who were set to be released from June 10 through the end of August, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said Friday.