Franklin County’s jail is facing an overcrowding problem, so officials have decided to start letting inmates go home early.
Puppies from Stray Rescue will be taken care of by prison inmates.
A civil liberties organization sued the Nebraska prison system Tuesday on behalf of two inmates who say their constitutional rights are being violated because they haven’t been allowed to marry each other.
Visitation hours are canceled at a northeast Arkansas women’s prison after a 42-year-old inmate died after suffering from flu-like symptoms.
Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.
Federal officials on Wednesday announced $20 million in grants nationwide, including funding to the Fathers’ Support Center of St. Louis.
Guards blame overcrowding and short staffing.
The American Civil Liberties Union says Ste. Genevieve County and former inmate Stanley Schell have settled a lawsuit filed in January.
Illinois is promising to improve safety at its youth prisons and offer inmates better educational and mental health services.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security has started checking the roll of people receiving unemployment benefits to find those who might be ineligible because they’re in jail.