Attorney General William Barr defended the extension of executions into the post-election period, saying he’ll likely schedule more before he departs the Justice Department.
By Associated Press
The response from the federal Bureau of Prisons to the growing coronavirus crisis in prisons has raised alarm among advocates and lawmakers about whether the agency is doing enough to ensure the safety of the nearly 150,000 inmates serving time…
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The compound, known as FCC Oakdale, has emerged as ground zero in the federal prison system's struggle to contain COVID-19 behind bars.
By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr sharply criticized the management of the Manhattan federal prison where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell over the weekend. John Yang reports and talks to Cardozo Law School’s Jessica Roth…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama has commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president, and he’s on track to leave far fewer federal inmates in federal prison since the 1960s. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look through the life of a…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Obama administration is signaling support for bipartisan Senate legislation that would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders.
By Matthew Lee, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard could be released from federal prison within months.
In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen began an operation against the Islamic State militant group, targeting Anbar province. The launch came as IS claimed responsibility for a series of car bombs and suicide attacks in Baghdad.
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