The Alabama prisoner is scheduled to be executed Thursday, without a jury ever considering his life, education or mental health.
Officials will investigate how a Brooklyn detention center lost heat and electricity last week without having a backup system in place.
Authorities say there are now nine men being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso, Texas.
A recent report revealed widespread abuse at U.S. prisons, but media coverage makes it sound like inmates are living high off the hog.
A gripping film that just premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival covers a topic dear to the president.
DNA tests could reveal whether Kevin Cooper was wrongly convicted. California's former governor waited eight years to order them.
Walter "Earlonne" Woods has seen his prison sentence commuted thanks, in part, to his work on the wildly successful "Ear Hustle."
The sweeping legislation would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts.