By Tess Owen
The terrible food in US prisons has made instant noodle soups more valuable than tobacco and porn among inmates, according to a new academic study.
There were only 28 executions this year, the lowest number since 1991, and 49 new death sentences — a 33 percent decline from last year. The dip is partly due to litigation over drugs that are used to carry out lethal injections.
By Ben Tavener
The report, by US-based group Human Rights Watch, found prison guards at horrifically overcrowded jails in the northeastern state of Pernambuco gave control, including the keys to their blocks, to particularly dangerous inmates.
By Liz Fields
The justices Monday ruled 5-4 against three Oklahoma death row inmates who argued that the sedative drug as never meant for that purpose and doesn't work.
Iraqi officials said 62 people were killed after Islamic State fighters helped at least 40 inmates escape from a prison north of Baghdad.
By VICE News
Corrections officials praised the inmates for stepping in after a fellow prisoner attacked a female prison guard at the notorious New York facility over the weekend.