• Correction: Inmate Murder Suspect-Report story

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about a district attorney’s report on an inmate escape, The Associated Press erroneously described David Hogue’s tenure at the Armstrong County Jail. He has worked there for 31 years and been the warden since 2006; he has not been warden for 31 years.

  • Correction: Arkansas Executions story

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about an attempt by Arkansas inmates to cancel their upcoming executions, The Associated Press reported erroneously the names of the three states in which inmates took longer than expected to die after receiving the sedative midazolam as part of a multi-drug protocol. The states were Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma, not Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma.

  • Inmate Scott Abram sings to a fellow inmate who is dying and is spending his last days in a prison hospice program, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Abram, serving 15 years to life for murder, is a counselor trained in a national ministry program who sees his volunteer work as part of his own growth. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing “Amazing Grace.” The prisoner appears to smile, but it’s difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.

  • In this July 5, 2012 photo, Paula Cooper poses for a photograph in the kitchen of the Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind. In 1986, Cooper became one of the youngest inmates on death row, a year after the stabbing of 78-year-old Ruth Pelke. In 1989, the Indiana Supreme Court spared Cooper's life, citing a recent state law and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred executions of those under 16. (AP Photo/The Times, Sarah Tompkins)  CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: THE TIMES, SARAH TOMPKINS

    Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can’t escape past

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.