Powhatan Reception and Classification Center has been on lockdown for more than two weeks after law enforcement foiled an attempt to smuggle in contraband that included weapons and ammunition hidden inside a basketball.
Maryland’s prison agency is remembering a correctional officer slain by an inmate 10 years ago.
Authorities say a 26-year-old inmate was attacked in a stairwell at a western Maryland prison and cut on his face and neck.
The city of Newport News and its insurers have paid $2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who spent nearly 23 years in jail before a judge tossed his conviction.
(PHILADELPHIA) — Pope Francis spoke to 100 inmates and their families at a correctional facility in Philadelphia Sunday morning, telling them “all of us have something we need to be cleansed of, or purified from.”…
WASHINGTON – It’s a big decision regarding former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: whether or not he’s going straight to prison. And it could come down from the Supreme Court at any time. Former Governor Bob McDonnell is…
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent offenders Monday, including five convicts from Virginia and one from Maryland. Obama granted the commutations of sentence because “their punishments didn’t fit the…
Teresa Giudice is speaking out to her fans for the first time since her release from prison.
Murals made by children with their incarcerated fathers will be on display Thursday in D.C.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say Virginia is marking a milestone relating to a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison. The Virginia Department of Corrections says several of its facilities have…
In the past 25 years, the number of women caught in the criminal justice system has skyrocketed, according to the ACLU. WTOP takes a look inside the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup.
Women are entering the U.S. prison system at a faster rate, and they face an array of issues that male inmates don\’t, including
pregnancy and higher rates of mental health issues stemming from the tangled web
of trauma, homelessness, and sexual abuse. Drugs are often a way to cope.
Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution are seeing their
babies graduate – three dogs the inmates have raised to be service animals for
At the sentencing of 20-year-old Kevin Coffay it was clear there were two sides to the story, and two sides in the courtroom.