US appeals court reverses course, upholds Wash. ban on voting by prison inmates

9th Circuit upholds Wash. ban on voting by inmates

Syrian Kurd sentenced to 3 years in Spain for throwing shoe at Turkish premier

Spain jails Kurd for shoe toss at Turkish premier

Ohio prisons director says executioners occasionally miss rehearsals for inmates’ last day

Ohio prison staff sometimes miss execution prep

Embattled Ill. prisons chief resigns; oversaw politically embarrassing inmate release program

Embattled Illinois prisons chief resigns

CHICAGO — Illinois’ prison chief, who became a political liability to Gov. Pat Quinn during an election year because of a secret prisoner release program he oversaw, is stepping down, the governor said Thursday.

Ohio killer ends attempt to delay 2nd inmate’s execution for mental disability claim testimony

Ohio killer ends try to stop 2nd inmate execution

Ohio killer wants inmate’s execution delayed to allow testimony on mentally disabled claim

Ohio killer aims to stop fellow inmate’s execution

Human Rights Watch report details legal woes of mentally ill detainees facing deportation

Report details plight of mentally ill detainees

Obama, Clinton, speaking to AIDS conference by video, pledge US support for AIDS fight

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Justice Minister says 4 al-Qaida inmates escape from Baghdad jail turned over by US to Iraq

Iraqi minister says 4 al-Qaida inmates escape jail

US hands over to Iraq last prison under its control, ending chapter tainted by Abu Ghraib

US transfers last prison under its control to Iraq

Tenn. governor signs bill requiring jailers to check and report inmates’ immigration status

Tenn. law requires jails to check immigrant status

AI: 3 Guantanamo inmates on hunger strike in Slovakia, protesting detention conditions

3 Guantanamo inmates on hunger strike in Slovakia

US Supreme Court to review federal order telling Calif. to cut inmate population by 40,000

Court to review order for Calif. to reduce inmates

Missteps threaten future of entire inmate work program at Ohio governor’s residence

Missteps put Ohio inmate work program in jeopardy

APNewsBreak: Ohio governor says future of longtime inmate work program in jeopardy

APNewsBreak: Ohio inmate work program in jeopardy

Ohio governor suspends inmate work program criticized after canceled sting

Criticized Ohio inmate work program suspended

Urban, rural lawmakers fight for who gets to count inmates when district lines are drawn

Lawmakers fight for who gets to count inmates

Schwarzenegger administration loses appeal to end federal oversight of inmate health care

California loses fight to end prison oversight

Official: 13 prisoners escaped during gang raid on prison in Mexican border city

Official: Gang raid freed 13 Mexican prisoners

Judge strikes down Wis. law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates


2 mentally disabled immigrants held for years in Calif. detention center will be freed

2 mentally disabled detainees to be freed in Calif

Southern Calif. courts asked to free mentally disabled immigrants held years in detention

Calif. courts asked to free mentally disabled

Iran jails ex-vice president convicted of spreading propaganda against clerical establishment

Iran jails former vice president, reform activist

Idaho Supreme Court says no new trials needed for 6 death row inmates sentenced by judge

Idaho high court: No new trials for 6 on death row

In Cuba, 4 prisoners, 1 activist refusing food to protest dissident hunger striker’s death

4 Cuban inmates, 1 activist declare hunger strikes

Change in Census Bureau data on prison population could reshape political map

States get new leeway to tally prisoners in census

IRA splinter group Irish National Liberation Army says it has disarmed days before deadline

Irish National Liberation Army says it’s disarmed

California loses Supreme Court challenge to order to cut prison population by over 40,000

High court rejects challenge to Calif. prison plan

AP Exclusive: Dozens of Ill. early release criminals back in prison after parole crackdown

Dozens back in prison after Ill. parole crackdown

APNewsBreak: Ill. Gov. Quinn suspends 2nd early release for prisoners pending safety review

Ill. suspends 2nd release program pending review

Federal appeals court rules that Washington state felony inmates should be allowed to vote

Fed judges: Wash. felony inmates should get vote

Hamas inmates say torture in West Bank prisons run by Palestinian rivals has ended

President Barack Obama

Lithuanian panel: security agency approved CIA prisons, unclear whether one operated

Panel: Lithuanian security approved CIA prisons

Iran acknowledges prisoners detained in postelection turmoil were beaten to death

Iran acknowledges prisoners were beaten to death

Rural Illinois prison to get limited number of Guantanamo Bay detainees

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