• Correction: Prison Riot story

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about an inmate’s murder in a California prison riot, The Associated Press, relying on information from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, reported erroneously the status of co-defendant Willie Tate. Corrections officials say Tate was released in 1976. A different inmate with the same name remains imprisoned.

  • All NYC inmates ages 18 to 21 to be housed in single jail

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,000 hard-to-manage inmates ages 18 to 21 will be moved to a single Rikers Island facility by the end of the year and will be required to take hours of classes, receive counseling and be exempt from solitary confinement.

  • Inmates hope to be freed by court from solitary confinement

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The cases of two Penitentiary of New Mexico inmates who have filed petitions to be removed from solitary confinement will be heard in court.

  • In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 photo, a jail van carrying inmates of Naini Central Jail drives out of a district court premise after a hearing of undertrials in Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. There are tens of thousands of prisoners in Uttar Pradesh, where at least 70 percent of the state's 84,228 inmates have languished in jail because they cannot afford to pay bail while their cases take years or even decades to wend through India's notoriously slow and backlogged judicial system, according to the state’s Jail Ministry. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

    In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father’s eventual release from the prison after 14 years.

  • Correction: Australia-Obit-Great Escape story

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about a World War II Australian pilot who took part in a mass escape from a German prison camp, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the three prisoners who successfully made it home was Danish. He was, in fact, Dutch.

  • This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992.  Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987,  is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    Advocates hope California’s solitary settlement spreads

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

  • This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria (Legionnaires' disease). Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states in the summer of 2015, leading to multiple deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who are already sick or weakened. (Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

    Legionnaires’ outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

    CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.

  • California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.