Department of Corrections
Death row inmate Scott Dozier wanted Nevada to kill him. He was just found dead of apparent suicide.
Scott Dozier spent years trying to convince the state of Nevada to let him die.
At least three states are experiencing upticks in the number of inmate deaths caused by K2 overdoses.
A new multimedia tablet program means that inmates will be unable to keep the mp3s and players they purchased under a previous for-profit program.
Small food portions and inferior quality are creating a black market in prisons
Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
Around 100 inmates were involved in a melee that saw the warden and a guard stabbed, and at least one fire set at Alabama's William C. Holman Correctional Facility.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee called the issue "maddening" and hired two former federal prosecutors to investigate why the problem was not addressed immediately when corrections officials were made aware of it in 2012.
Raymond Calderon was placed in a chokehold and slashed with a sharp object by a group of men alleged to have gang ties.
Though Rikers Island has gotten the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals.
Cell phones are prohibited at the 120-year-old prison, as is fighting, so there's an understandable amount of confusion and embarrassment surrounding the release of the footage on YouTube.