President Obama's security detail still brands ex-cons—regardless of the nature of their crime or what they've been up to since—as suspect.
Thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing, Deadheads like Tim Tyler—who has been locked up for almost a quarter of a century—are missing out on the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows this weekend.
In 2010 former pro-skater Holger Sander was arrested for allegedly transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine to Australia. Here's his story.
A dozen employees at Clinton Correctional Facility have been placed on leave amid rumors of widespread heroin use and reports that the two convicted murderers did a dry run of their escape.
On the day before Victoria bans smoking in prisons, an estimated 300 prisoners have rioted at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Melbourne's west.
Magnotta, who brutally murdered a man and sent his body parts across the country, has joined prison dating site Canadian Inmates Connect to find a buff, white boy toy.
Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
Richard Matt, the one with the freakishly enormous dick, may have died while drunk on "grape liquor." His accomplice, David Sweat, was taken into custody after being shot on Sunday.
This geopolitically-aimed performance piece has ruffled international feathers at the Venice Biennale and beyond.
Officer Gene Palmer is accused of helping to smuggle tools to Richard Matt and David Sweat in some ground beef.
When the state of California announced that it was closing the only facility where prisoners could be with their kids, it was the women themselves who kept it open.
After years of allegations of abuse and neglect at the facility nicknamed "Ritmo" by inmates, prisoners revolted and burned part of it down.
Social media activists are up in arms over the fact that the alleged church shooter was given Burger King to eat and escorted from a police station in a bulletproof vest.
The scariest island in America is finally poised to see some big changes thanks to a legal settlement reached Monday.
The latest clues—along with a reported DNA match—emerged in an upstate New York cabin.
In Germany, where citizens actually compete with one another to work for prisons, some states require applicants to score over 100 on an IQ test to even qualify for the job.
The alleged South Carolina church shooter has very few fans, but at least some racist inmates are ready to idolize him for killing nine people on Wednesday.
We spoke with Beatrice Codianni, a former inmate turned criminal justice advocate, about the realities of motherhood in prison, the show, and what Piper Kerman was like in jail.
In Neustrelitz Prison, administrators emphasize therapy and eschew the retributive impulse that has defined American justice for decades. Inmates even have rabbits and horses to look after.
Activist Nadya Tolokonnikova on prison, being forced to make police uniforms, and the absurdity of Russia's laws.
The preventative detention unit at Tegel Prison in Berlin offers a radically different way to approach those felons Americans might call the "worst of the worst."
One is a feel-good movie, the other is a real-life tabloid tale about a pair of murderous sociopaths. It shouldn't be that hard to tell the difference.
Drugs, guns, bombs, fights—it seems like the Simon City Royals are into all kinds of mischief in Mississippi.
As a recent touring group of US officials found out, German inmates wear their own clothes, cook their own meals, and aren't put in solitary for more than eight hours at a time.