The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state's execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs — a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation.
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A deputy in Ohio is facing charges after using what his sheriff calls "excessive force" on an inmate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With little notice, California on Saturday is increasing early release credits for 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, as it further trims the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.
An inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center held a correctional officer hostage, took his radio and keys and released other inmates before being shot and killed by police on Saturday, the facility's administrator said in a news conference.
The New York Senate passed a bill Thursday limiting the amount of time an inmate can spend in solitary settings and ban it altogether for some populations.
Firefighters and police were called to the St. Louis City Justice Center after inmates were seen setting fires from inside the building.
A News 4 crew saw a group of inmates setting flammable items, such as sheets, on fire from the upper floor of the north side of the building a…
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Massachusetts Department of Corrections was going to offer inmates reduced sentences if they received the C…
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- People in congregate care settings can now get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dustin John Higgs was executed in the early hours of Saturday morning becoming the 13th and last federal death row inmate to be executed since the Justice Department restarted federal executions in July 2019. He had been convicted of kidnapping and murdering three women in 1996.