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US President Barack Obama, alongside Charles Samuels (R), Bureau of Prisons Director, and Ronald Warlick (L), a correctional officer, looks at a prison cell as he tours a cell block at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015. Obama is the first sitting US President to visit a federal prison, in a push to reform one of the most expensive and crowded prison systems in the world. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Visits Prison to Call for a Fairer Justice System

President Barack Obama got a first-hand look at the nation’s criminal justice system Thursday, touring a federal prison and meeting with incarcerated men.

07/16/2015

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Court OKs Automatic Solitary for Virginia Death Row Inmates

A divided federal appeals court has upheld Virginia’s policy of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement.

03/10/2015

File photo of a jail cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Md., Va. Prison Populations Way Down

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.

07/25/2013

An attorney for a convicted killer at the center of a popular podcast has filed a motion arguing that cell tower data placing the man near the murder scene was inaccurate and should not have been introduced at trial. (File photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Jail Helps Inmates Vote, A Rarity Nationwide

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.

11/05/2012

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Correctional Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Inmates In Exchange For Cigarettes

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.

09/21/2012

File photo of a prison van. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jail Van Carrying 12 Inmates Wrecks In Suffolk

A dozen inmates went to the hospital after a jail van they were riding in hit a tree in Suffolk.

09/17/2012

File photo of prostitutes. (credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Military Contractor Sets Up Sexual Trysts Between Inmates, Prostitutes

A contractor employee at Fort Lee who allowed inmates he supervised to have sex with prostitutes will spend four months on probation.

01/06/2012