Prison cell

FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a man walks near the sign at the entrance to the Rikers Island jail in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Guard in hot cell death has record of leaving post

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years […]

05/29/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Reaction to Castro death

Ariel Castro, the man serving a life term in prison for kidnapping and repeatedly raping three women in his Cleveland home for 10 years has committed suicide in his jail cell. And while some are […]

09/04/2013

Inmate escapes with help of Popsicle sticks

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico corrections officers say an inmate escaped his jail cell by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick but changed his mind once he got […]

08/30/2012