The Department of Justice says it has launched a civil rights investigation into the death of a black inmate earlier this year who was subjected to shocks from a stun gun during a cell transfer.
A deaf man can go forward with his lawsuit against Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur after a federal judge said the allegations, if true, would amount to a serious violation of his constitutional rights.
Fairfax County Police say the medical examiner has ruled the death of an inmate who was shocked four times was accidental.
A state prison inmate is charged with first-degree murder in the asphyxiation last year of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.
A man serving life in prison in the murder of three women in the 1980s has been charged with a fourth killing.
A man in prison for an unrelated crime has been indicted in the 2011 death of a Landover woman whose remains were found months after her mother reported her missing.
Police say an inmate who died in custody after a Taser stun gun was used on her had also been in restraints that included a lightweight mesh hood called a spit net.
A Virginia lawmaker who spends his nights in jail is opposing a measure aimed at keeping pornography out of the hands of inmates.
A state prison inmate is scheduled for a hearing in Hagerstown on allegations he fatally stabbed another inmate in a gang-related hit at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution.
A prisoner brought a surprise with him into the D.C. Superior Court Tuesday.