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Italy’s premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

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ROME — Italy‚Äôs premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation...

Bonus pay for essential workers varied widely across states

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For putting their health on the line during the coronavirus pandemic, prison guards in Missouri got an extra $250 per...

Inmates claim Indiana prison kept them in cruel conditions

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BUNKER HILL, Ind. — Six inmates at an Indiana prison are alleging in lawsuits that they were kept in near-total darkness for weeks at...

Appeals court upholds rationing of hepatitis C treatment

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CINCINNATI — The Kentucky Department of Corrections can deny a life-saving but expensive hepatitis C medication to inmates, a federal appeals court ruled in...

Authorities: Guard hid pills in Rice Krispies treats

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A guard was fired and arrested after trying to smuggle prescription stimulant pills into a South Carolina women's prison by hiding...

UN documents prisoners’ torture, abuse in Ukrainian conflict

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KYIV, Ukraine — Prisoners taken by the warring parties in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine have endured systematic torture, sexual violence and other...

As COVID recedes in prisons, will any lessons learned stick?

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Derrick Johnson had a makeshift mask. He had the spray bottle of bleach and extra soap that corrections officers provided. But he still spent...

Health worsens of minority Polish leader in Belarus prison

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WARSAW, Poland — An official in Poland said Wednesday that the health of a Polish minority leader being held in a Belarus prison has...

As COVID recedes in prisons, will any lessons learned stick?

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Derrick Johnson had a makeshift mask. He had the spray bottle of bleach and extra soap that corrections officers provided. But he still spent...

Solicitor: More time needed to probe Black man’s jail death

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina prosecutor investigating the January jail death of a mentally ill Black man said Tuesday that she needs more...