A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.
Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.
California’s prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state’s solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.
Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.
Vermont State Police investigators said a man in a California prison is being charged with the 1986 killing of a Manchester golf pro.
Former Pelican Bay State Prison inmate, Francisco Ismael Merino dropped mental competency proceedings & pleaded no contest to forcible rape, assault & false imprisonment…