An inmate was killed at the South Bay House of Correction, and the circumstances of his death are still under investigation.
Inmates protesting the changes Wednesday and Thursday broke nearly two dozen sprinkler heads and flooded cells.
There will be several debates coming up between incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei, and the issue of Tierney’s wife being sent to prison briefly on gambling charges will most likely come up.
Inmates at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility may soon be taught how to bake their own cakes. Files sold separately.
A unique lawsuit filed against the state of Vermont is being allowed continue in the courts. A man is suing Vermont’s prison system, claiming they violated his 13th Amendment rights under the Constitution.
The wife of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes while serving an 8-year federal prison sentence in Lexington, Ky.
A Chelsea man convicted of fatally beating another man in a dispute over a parking space has been sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison.
House lawmakers would consider scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in Massachusetts, opening the door to a potential compromise on a stalled sentencing bill that also eliminates parole for some of the state’s most violent repeat offenders.
Delaware man who faked his way into Harvard has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation by putting the university on his resume.
A Rhode Island inmate has grown a 260-pound pumpkin on the grounds of the state prison.