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The federal government has come up with a solution for overcrowded and cramped prison populations: release more inmates.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.
Defense attorneys for the man convicted of killing Chandra Levy will request a new trial after learning that prosecutors had "significant impeaching" information about one of the government's witnesses, according to documents partially unsealed in the case Tuesday.
At a federal prison in the mountains of southern West Virginia, hundreds of female inmates are taking part in a pilot program to bring the quality of entertainment behind bars into the 21st century.
Facebook has hired the team behind Gowalla, the location service that lets people share where they are using their mobile phones.
The imprisoned son of actor Michael Douglas testified Tuesday that he would have been better off staying in jail rather than being freed on bail after he was arrested in New York on drug charges two years ago.
Transgender inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody can now receive hormones, specialized mental health counseling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison, according to new rules adopted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as part of a court settlement.
A former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel did not attend his father's funeral in Indiana on Monday, despite requests from numerous Israeli officials that he be allowed out of prison to pay his respects.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday a 17 percent drop in Border Patrol arrests this year shows heightened enforcement is slowing illegal immigration.