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alabama inmate escapes custody for 2nd time in under 30 days


an alabama man has escaped custody for the second time in less than one month.






alabama inmate escapes custody for 2nd time in under 30 days


rockford, ala. (ap) — an alabama man has escaped custody for the second time in less than one month. coosa county sheriff terry wilson told news outlets that 27-year-old shane anthony vernon “physically circumvented the security of the jail and escaped the facility” on sunday around 2:30 p.m. vernon had previously escaped oct. 29 by […]






youth corrections inmate escapes custody in douglas county


a search is underway for a youth corrections inmate who escaped authorities in douglas county.






inmate hijacks van full of lino lakes prisoners and escapes


one inmate is still at large, last seen in north minneapolis.






condemned inmate seeks info on recent alabama executions


a condemned alabama inmate is asking a judge to force the state to turn over records from recent executions, including one where the inmate coughed for the first 13 minutes of the procedure.






alabama death row inmate asks for emergency execution stay


an alabama inmate is asking an appellate court to halt his upcoming lethal injection using a sedative that his lawyers say has "failed to work properly in four states."






alabama inmate incompetent, can't be executed, court rules


alabama cannot execute a 66-year-old inmate with stroke-induced dementia because he doesn't understand his death sentence or remember the killing, an appellate court ruled wednesday.






judge: alabama may keep execution records secret


montgomery, ala. (ap) — a judge will not force alabama to release records from recent lethal injections, including one in which the inmate coughed for 13 minutes. montgomery circuit judge j.r. gaines on monday refused to make the alabama department of correction release execution logs. alabama death row inmate tommy arthur had gone to court […]






supreme court won't hear condemned alabama inmate's case


the u.s. supreme court has turned down a long shot request to reconsider the appeal of an alabama inmate scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next month.






idaho inmate fighting california wildfires back in custody


boise, idaho (ap) — an idaho inmate who went missing for three hours friday after authorities say he walked away from an inmate fire crew battling a california wildfire is back in custody. the idaho department of correction in a news release says 37-year-old angelo manuel diaz disappeared just before noon near the town of […]






supreme court rules in favor of alabama death row inmate


washington (ap) — the supreme court has ruled in favor of an alabama inmate who complained that he didn’t have an independent mental health expert to help him try to stave off a death sentence at his trial. the justices divided 5-4 monday in siding with inmate james mcwilliams. he did not have his own […]






inmate survives stabbing ambush after shivs bend


santa clara county main jail inmate escapes vicious group stabbing with only moderate injuries.






condemned inmate seeks info on recent alabama executions


montgomery, ala. (ap) — a condemned alabama inmate is asking a judge to force the state to turn over records from recent executions, including one where the inmate coughed for the first 13 minutes of the procedure. lawyers for tommy arthur say the state is violating open records law by refusing to release the information. […]






court sets another execution date for alabama inmate


montgomery, ala. (ap) — the alabama supreme court has set a may execution date for an alabama inmate who has had seven previous execution dates postponed. tommy arthur is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on may 25. arthur was convicted of murder in the 1982 slaying of troy wicker. the court […]






court sets another execution date for alabama inmate


the alabama supreme court has set a may execution date for an alabama inmate who has had seven previous execution dates postponed.






supreme court rules in favor of alabama death row inmate


the supreme court ruled monday that an alabama inmate was deprived of an independent mental health expert to help him try to stave off a death sentence at his trial more than 30 years ago.






inmate suicide shaped court order on alabama prison care


the death of an alabama inmate who hanged himself shaped a judge's order mandating reforms to the state's psychiatric care for inmates.






alabama governor says no new dna test for death row inmate


alabama's governor has rejected a request for a dna test in the case of a death row inmate who's scheduled to get a lethal injection next month after evading seven previous execution dates.






female inmate from amityville, 58, dies in nassau county jail


a nassau county jail inmate has died in custody, according to her attorney, who said the woman complained she hadn't gotten blood pressure medication from the facility's medical provider for multiple days after her arrest despite court officials putting treatment requests on the record.






inmate hijacks van full of lino lakes prisoners and escapes


an inmate hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped this morning. nine inmates have been captured, but one remains at large.






alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time


a 75-year-old alabama murderer set to die on thursday is asking u.s. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes. tommy arthur’s lethal injection is scheduled for 6 p.m. c...






slain killer, inmate suspect were in protective custody unit


a union representing corrections officers says the suspect in the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "angel of death" was a fellow ohio inmate in a protective custody unit.






female inmate from amityville, 58, dies in nassau county jail, attorney says


a nassau county jail inmate has died in custody, according to her attorney, who said the woman complained she hadn't gotten blood pressure medication from the facility's medical provider for multiple days after her arrest despite court officials putting treatment requests on the record.






inmate’s lawyers argue last execution went ‘horribly wrong’


montgomery, ala. (ap) — lawyers for a condemned alabama inmate are pointing to problems with the state’s last lethal injection as they urge the state to hold off on setting his execution date. in a filing with the alabama supreme court, attorneys for inmate robert melson argued that the state’s last execution went “horribly wrong” […]






inmate scheduled to be released next year is fatally stabbed


union springs, ala. (ap) — an inmate has died after authorities say two other inmates stabbed him at an alabama prison. the alabama department of corrections says in a news release that 41-year-old james edwards rodgers was attacked by two inmates with makeshift knives tuesday afternoon at the bullock correctional facility. he died in the […]






alabama inmate asks court to keep execution on hold


mongomery, ala. (ap) — an alabama inmate has asked the u.s. supreme court to keep his execution on hold as he and other inmates challenge the state’s lethal-injection procedures. in a tuesday court filing, a lawyer for robert melson argued that the 11th u.s. circuit court of appeals was correct to halt the execution while […]






alabama death row inmate asks for emergency execution stay


montgomery, ala. (ap) — an alabama inmate is asking an appellate court to halt his upcoming lethal injection using a sedative that his lawyers say has “failed to work properly in four states.” robert melson’s attorneys on may 25 asked the 11th u.s. circuit court of appeals for an emergency stay. melson is scheduled to […]






second inmate dies in los angeles county jail in two days, officials say


authorities are investigating the death of a second inmate in as many days in a los angeles county jail. a deputy doing a security check wednesday night at the inmate reception center — the intake facility attached to men’s central jail — found a man unresponsive and alone in his cell, according...






lake county jail inmate died of infection in custody: autopsy


a lake county jail inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell last year died of a massive abdominal infection while in custody, according to an autopsy report released to the news-sun. david butterfield, 36, of waukegan, had a significant medical history of substance abuse and childhood absence...






inmate beats cellmate unconscious at elmwood jail


inmate was in custody on misdemeanor warrant when he allegedly attacked older male cellmate.






federal judge temporarily blocks alabama execution


an alabama death row inmate won a last-minute reprieve thursday just hours before he was set to receive a lethal injection.






alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop


a convicted cop killer who sued alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "i hate you."






inmate escapes maximum-security jail in south carolina, his second prison break


officers are searching for jimmy causey, an inmate at lieber correctional institution. causey has now escaped from two different prisons in a dozen years






second escaped mississippi inmate back in custody


jackson, miss. (ap) — a second inmate who escaped from a mississippi prison in back in custody. grace fisher, a spokeswoman for the mississippi department of corrections, says 22-year-old ryan young was captured wednesday. james r. sanders , 41, was captured tuesday. the two men escaped late sunday or early monday from the mississippi state […]






authorities search for inmate accused of leaving job site


florence, ala. (ap) — authorities are searching for an inmate they say is missing from a work release center in northern alabama. state officials say 23-year-old christian anthony legendre left his assigned job location in florence around 12:35 a.m. wednesday. the alabama department of corrections says legendre has been serving a 5-year sentence in connection […]