Prison

CNN is reporting that Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell this morning (April 19th).  Hernandez was found in his cell hanged in his cell by a corrections officer at approximately 3:05am.  Hernandez was rushed to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07am. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! It […]

  WARREN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s corrections commissioner has ordered state prison workers to stop making women remove their bras to go through screening to visit inmates. Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick says he didn’t know that women were being required to remove undergarments after the bras apparently set off metal detectors. The commissioner says he became […]

Bremerton City Councilwoman Leslie Daugs was apprehended on Tuesday following an outburst at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

A video reveals what led to Michael Sabbie's death in jail. Sabbie told corrections staff at least 19 times that he couldn't breathe.

TV One saw a major leap in its ratings when the network aired its first feature film Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story. According to the network, the movie – which premiered on June 12 – broke record ratings and became the top original movie in network history. It drew in 2 million […]

A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.

Rev. Lonnie D. Wesley III has plenty of questions but few answers. He wants to know why his brother died in the Escambia County Jail.…

Holtzclaw's conviction, mugshot, and incarceration location have been removed from the DOC's site for safety.

President Obama has been very vocal about issues concerning our country’s prison system. This summer, after saying there are many men and women behind bars whose prison sentences are unjust for the crimes they committed, Obama ended up releasing 46 people who were convicted of drug offenses. Last week, President Obama furthered his mission for amnesty […]

In 1981, Gates was sentenced to prison for the rape and murder of Georgetown University student Catherine Schilling. In 2009, with the use of advanced DNA evidence, authorities discovered the crime was committed by a man who died in 2013.

On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here's how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.

Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).