WASHINGTON (AP) — New legislation introduced in the Senate would require the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to notify the families of incarcerated people if their loved one has a serious illness, a life-threatening injury or if they die behind bars.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The individual who will lead South Dakota's correctional system comes from Colorado where she was president of a company that administers health care service to state and local corrections partners.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Children can now visit inmates at Delaware correctional facilities for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, correction officials said.
The Delaware Department of Correction announced in a news release Tuesday that in-person visits at all of its facilities have been expanded to include children and youth under 18.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 43-year-old Connecticut inmate died Friday from COVID-19-related complications, the Department of Correction announced Saturday.
It marked the state's 21st COVID-related inmate death since the pandemic began about 18 months ago, according to Karen Martucci, a DOC spokesperson.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday nominated a new member to serve on the State Parole Board.
Marlow Stewart's term will begin Monday. He succeeds Nehemiah Flowers, who this week announced his retirement after eight years effective Sunday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s prisons face a persistent staffing crisis that has created dangerous conditions, including maximum-security units that are going unstaffed for hours at a time and one incident where an employee fell asleep on the job and woke up to inmates holding his keys, according to a new watchdog report.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the nation's largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one of two inmate firefighter training centers...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Almost one-quarter of the people in Wyoming's correctional system have tested positive for the coronavirus, the state's new corrections director said.
So far, no one in the system has died of the COVID-19 illness, Corrections Director Dan Shannon told the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee on Friday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities vowed Thursday to begin the monumental task of fixing their troubling prison problems, responding to a U...