A divided federal appeals court has upheld Virginia’s policy of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement.
Maryland and Virginia are among nine states that saw their prison populations drop by more than 1,000 last year, which is indicative of a nationwide trend.
There’s one polling place in Washington where all the voters are dressed alike. And when they finish casting their ballots, they head back to their cell block, not to work.
State officials say a correctional officer accused of having sex with Southern Regional Jail inmates has worked there since September 2008 and hasn’t worked at any other West Virginia jails.
A dozen inmates went to the hospital after a jail van they were riding in hit a tree in Suffolk.
A contractor employee at Fort Lee who allowed inmates he supervised to have sex with prostitutes will spend four months on probation.