A female prison guard trainee has been charged by the state Department of Corrections with having sex with an inmate — in the chapel of a central Pennsylvania prison.
In this age of the anything-goes internet, it may seem quaint to think of a time when someone could go to jail for publishing naughty books. But a man who actually did that helped loosen the moral strings on society.
Another state prison term has been handed down to a New Jersey man who fled to Canada just before he was due to be sentenced for stealing from his neighbors after Tropical Storm Irene.
Twelve men, plus a 17-year-old boy, are facing several charges for possessing and disseminating thousands of images.
A Pennsylvania mother of seven died in a jail cell where she was serving a two-day sentence for her children’s absence from school, drawing complaints from the judge that sent her there about a broken system that punishes impoverished parents.
A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he burned his sleeping wife with a hot soup pot, then burned her some more by pouring the liquid on her face.
When does someone get sentenced to house arrest?
A new report has some disturbing information about young men in America: A large number of them have been arrested by the time they’re 23.
Twenty years ago Congress signed a bill ending the opportunity for prisoners to be eligible for Pell grants. There’s a move on to change that.
A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally stabbed his 85-year-old mother so he could take her money to buy crack cocaine.
The July 25 assault prompted state corrections officials to review security procedures and the placement of civilian employees and has now resulted in rape and other charges against the inmate.
Former NFL star Chad Johnson is being released immediately from jail after apologizing to a judge for lack of respect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.
Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.
Some 280 inmates could be housed in Salem, Cumberland and Burlington Counties come July 1st unless the public defenders prevail.
Authorities say a Lancaster County funeral home director already jailed on abuse of corpse charges is facing new allegations that he stole more than $178,000 from clients in false life insurance policies.