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.
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.