Judge Orders Alameda County To Stop Needlessly Waking Up Some Jail InmatesA federal judge has ordered fewer nighttime interruptions for Alameda County jail inmates after a group of female inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin sued, saying their lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.
Lawsuit Says Man Spent 18 Days In Prisoner Transport VanThe trip from Winchester, Virginia, to Houston took more than two weeks in a crowded van where inmates had to urinate in bottles and take turns sleeping on the van's floor, according to a federal lawsuit.
Judge Rebuked For Offering Inmates Jail-For-Vasectomy DealThe Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has publicly reprimanded a judge who had offered reduced jail time to inmates who agreed to get long-term birth control procedures.
Hardship Brings Rise In Female Prison RatesSusan Hylton counts more than two dozen convictions on her record, most of them drug related. Her first run-ins with police began when
911 Call For Ride To Hooters Ends With Trip To Florida JailA Florida man wanted to go to Hooters so badly that authorities say he told 911 dispatchers he needed a ride to the restaurant because his grandmother had just suffered a stroke in the parking lot.
Driver With Key Fob Thwarts Car-jacking By Jail InmateAuthorities say a quick-thinking driver thwarted a car-jacking by a jail inmate in South Carolina.
Self-Described Psychic Sentenced To 8 Years In PrisonA self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
California Could Free 9,500 Inmates In 4 YearsCorrections officials announced new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California's prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years.
Officials: Woman Released From Jail Immediately Steals CarAuthorities say a woman released from a Southern California jail promptly carjacked a vehicle with an elderly woman inside.
Death Of Central Valley Inmate Being Investigated As HomicideCalifornia corrections officials say they are investigating the death of an inmate at a Central Valley prison as a homicide.
Man Tries 'Mark Of The Beast' Defense For Not Paying 21 Years Of Taxes, LosesA Pennsylvania man has been convicted of failing to file his income tax returns for 21 years because he considered using a Social Security number akin to using the "mark of the beast" spelled out in the Bible.