A prisoner brought a surprise with him into the D.C. Superior Court Tuesday.
A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court.
A former Maryland correctional officer who helped cover up the severe beating of an inmate in 2008 was sentenced Tuesday to three years in a federal prison.
Prosecutors have agreed to drop a charge of rape against a former sheriff’s deputy in Alexandria who was accused of sexually assaulting an inmate.
A former Maryland correctional officer has been sentenced to a year and day in federal prison for his role in the severe beating of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.
A West Virginia inmate faces federal charges of threatening President Barack Obama and his family.
Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate’s family who says his death was cruel and inhuman.
A former corrections officer at a Maryland prison has been convicted on three civil rights and conspiracy charges in connection with the beating of an inmate. A second former officer was acquitted of conspiring to help cover up the assault.
A Virginia prison inmate who is suing the state to finance a sex-change operation has been granted parole.
Maryland corrections officials say they have found an inmate who was mistakenly released because of a paperwork error.