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.
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.
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."
Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.
'Satanic abuse' cases in the 80s and 90s centered on sensational tales of animal sacrifices, murders of babies and violent orgies that children were sworn to keep secret by powerful cabals of daycare workers.
The true story of a failed bomb plot, an 18-year-old informant, and a massive fuck-up by the US government.
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
He broke down how much the devices cost, their availability, how they get in, what they're being used for and the consequences of getting caught with one.
We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
US Attorney Preet Bharara says Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking too long to reform the notoriously horrific collection of jails.
After serving 39 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ricky Jackson is tasting freedom this weekend.