France launches manhunt as gunmen ambush prison van to free inmate, kill two guards

French authorities launched a major manhunt on Tuesday after gunmen in balaclavas ambushed a prison van in northern France to free a drug dealer, killing two prison guards in the...

Inmate shot dead after pepper-spraying prison guard in hospital: police

The police agency said it’s investigating the use of deadly force by the corrections officer and also probing the earlier incident where Henson was stabbed inside the prison complex.

I'm super pregnant and working at a maximum security men's prison — it's depressing

She's knocked up, they're locked up. And she says even the most brief interactions with the convicts had become “just uncomfortable.”

Accused murderer beat Rikers Island guard unconscious because he was 'irate' about locked cell: DA

Tymirh Bey-Foster, 21, allegedly attacked a Rikers corrections officer even after she doused him with pepper spray to defend herself

'Extremely dangerous' inmate overpowers two officers during prison break while handcuffed

The shackled Caillier ran from the hospital after "overpowering a deputy and security officer" and slipping into the night.

Two NYC correction officers left bloodied, battered by inmates in one violent day on Rikers Island

Two city correction officers were left with serious injuries after the attacks, which happened in two different holding areas on Sunday.

NY agrees to let six prisoners watch solar eclipse for 'religious' reasons with glasses provided

Their prayers were answered. Six inmates who cited "religious beliefs" when suing their upstate New York prison to view Monday's solar eclipse have reached a settlement allowing them to witness...

NY inmates claim religious right to watch eclipse after state orders prisons locked down

Six inmates at a New York prison are so eager to catch next week’s solar eclipse that they’re suing their lockup, claiming the rare spectacle is a “religious event” that...

Inmate who escaped prison nearly 4 months ago captured leaving a Planet Fitness 200 miles away

Isaiah Robert Tilghman, 33, was taken into custody Friday in the 3300 block of Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia, the U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia said.

Escaped inmate captured after being injured in hit-and-run 300 feet from Hawaiian jail

Matthew J. Ornellas escaped from Kauai Community Correctional Center Friday, making it about 300 feet before he was injured by a hit-and-run driver.

Escaped white supremacist inmate and accomplice still at large after Idaho hospital ambush

Authorities are searching for a white supremacist Idaho prison inmate and an accomplice who fled after the accomplice shot and wounded corrections officers as they were transporting the inmate from...

NY mulls bill to give inmates $2.6K in taxpayer-funded pocket money when they leave state prison

A bill floating around in Albany would set aside $25 million in tax dollars to pay inmates leaving state prisons nearly $2,600 after they're released, increasing the "gate money" payout...

Kim Kardashian mistakenly ID’s NYC project manager as death row inmate: ‘I am not getting executed’

The “Kardashians” star intended to share a picture of inmate Ivan Cantu, but accidentally posted a photo of Ivan A. Cantu –– a project manager in New York.

Transgender Muslim inmate serving 55 years for killing baby files $150K lawsuit for not being allowed to wear hijab

Autumn Cordellionè, also known as Jonathan C. Richardson, filed a civil lawsuit against the prison chaplain for allegedly prohibiting him from wearing a hijab outside his immediate bed quarters, despite...

Female corrections deputy charged with having sex with inmate

Akira Jones has been on administrative leave since late December.

Vegas felon brutally beats inmate month after lunatic leaps over bench to attack judge in same courthouse

Langham had just pleaded guilty to biting a corrections officer's hand during an incident last year, when he was 17 years old.

Accused murderer stabs fellow inmate dozens of times at Rikers Island

An accused murderer stabbed another inmate dozens of times at Rikers Island Tuesday in the latest act of violence at the city lockup, police and sources said. Phillip Moreno, who...

Hitman who killed preacher's wife in 1988 gassed to death in US first after surviving original execution attempt

Death row inmate Kenneth Smith was executed in Alabama Thursday night, becoming the first person in the US to be put to death by nitrogen gas, officials confirmed.

Male Rikers Island inmate who was ‘instructed to claim he was transgender’ raped female prisoner: lawsuit

The troubling lawsuit was filed in late November.