Overheated Inmates Have New Complaint: They're Too ColdNew A/C units were installed last week -- now, an inmate was caught hitting an air duct with a broom handle to try and stop cold air from coming in.
Illinois County Board Committee Supports Tablets for JailA county jail in Illinois may begin providing Android tablets to its inmates.
Activists Protest at St. Louis Medium Security JailActivists gather at St. Louis' medium security jail Friday night to protest what they say are deplorable conditions.
Tennessee Jails Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
VIDEO: Inmates Plead For Help In Sweltering HeatThe inmates were trying to get visitors' attention by calling out for help, reportedly, because there's no air conditioning in the building.
Lawmakers Say Missouri Inmates Should Keep Cable TV ChannelsThe committee largely opposed the idea, saying the inmates earned the money and the cable could be used as a disciplinary tool by being turned off.
Obama Issues Pardons, Commutations in Missouri-Related CasesSix federal inmates serving time in Missouri-related drug cases are getting their sentences shortened by President Barack Obama, and three others got pardons.
Illinois Governor Signs Law Giving IDs to Released InmatesIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation ensuring that people released from prison receive a valid state identification card before departing.
Appeals Court Rules Against Missouri in Execution Drug Case8th U.S. Circuit Court rejected Missouri's claim that disclosing how it gets its pentobarbital could compromise its ability to obtain such chemicals for future executions.
Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Protesters Want to Shut Down Local Jail for Gladiator FightsFrankie Edwards spent two years inside the medium security jail on Hall Street and says he was forced to take part in fights between inmates, arranged by guards.
Missouri Inmates Have Chance at Release after Court RulingThe state Supreme Court hasn't yet ruled on a prior case in which appeals were exhausted.

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