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Feds: Mail soaked with drugs was big 'hit' with Fla. inmates

Postcards were laced with a hallucinogenic drug that has similar effects as LSD - Full Story

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In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story

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Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening - Full Story

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2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

Prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train - Full Story

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Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

State prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011 - Full Story

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Fla. parole commission hears 'prison Houdini' case

Four year sentence has essentially turned into a life sentence after a series of elaborate escapes that earned inmate the nickname "prison Houdini" - Full Story

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Ind. inmate released, re-arrested after breaking into police car

Ind. inmate released, re-arrested after breaking into police car

Less than an hour after she was released on Thanksgiving, Shaday Gamble was back behind bars - Full Story

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Calif. man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

A man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times then cut out his heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison - Full Story

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Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied - Full Story

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Ohio cop killer loses death sentence appeal

Ashford Thompson shot Officer Joshua Miktarian 4 times in the head, at close range, after Thompson had been stopped for playing loud music in his car - Full Story