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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a "full review" from the Department of Corrections after the Thursday execution of convicted double murderer Joseph Randolph Wood took nearly two hours.
Starting next month, correctional officers can be armed as they commute to work at Oregon's prisons, and the Department of Corrections plans to install gun lockers so the officers don't have to leave weapons in their vehicles.
A state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners.
South Dakota and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal officials finalized an agreement on a pilot program for tribal members to serve parole at home on the reservation.
Massachusetts prison officials on Thursday made another push to overturn a court ruling that would force them to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation to a murder convict with gender-identity disorder.
House and Senate legislative committees have approved $13 million in supplemental funding to help Oklahoma's prison system pay for operational costs for the rest of the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Samples of the same drugs used in a botched execution that was stopped after the inmate convulsed and tried to lift his head will be tested as part of an investigation into his death, a probe that could result in Oklahoma executions being halted for months, officials said Friday.
A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
An appellate court has ruled that a tobacco ban in South Dakota prisons violates the constitutional rights of Native American inmates, affirming the 2012 ruling of District Judge Karen Schreier that was appealed by the state's Department of Corrections last year.