May 22 Pa. governor hopes banning the box helps ex-offenders find jobs
The order will not preclude the state from running background checks on prospective employees and asking questions about their pasts during the interview process
May 22 COs dress up as superheroes for NJ special olympics run
The officers say the costumes help them raise money because although some don’t know what COs do, they can always recognize a superhero
May 22 DOJ seeks increase in private prison beds
The Trump administration is seeking to add more than 1,500 beds to private facilities
May 22 State officials struggle with no way to execute La. death row inmates
Without access to the lethal injection drugs, DOC spokesman Ken Pastorick says, "the state will not conduct executions"
May 22 Pot convictions go up in smoke with Calif. legalization
Thousands of people convicted of marijuana crimes in California have asked to get their records reduced since the state legalized recreational pot
May 21 Letters show Hernandez asked to move, share cell in prison
Hernandez asked to be moved to another part of prison where he said he had no enemies
May 21 Ala. waits for ruling in inmate mental health care case
The decision could determine if there's a special session on prison issues
May 20 Colo. governor pardons felon to stave off deportation
It's unclear whether the governor's action will be enough to stop Rene Lima-Marin's deportation
May 20 Corrections says closing of Maine prison won't threaten safety
The state has informed employees that their last day at Downeast Correctional Facility is June 10
May 19 Chief of Del. prisons leaves post, takes new state job
Christopher Klein oversaw Delaware's four prisons, including the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
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