A woman has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty in the drowning death of her infant daughter more than a year ago in a rain-swollen creek.
State prison officials say seven inmates have been held for more than a decade in solitary confinement, a practice that human rights advocates say amounts to torture.
Prisoners at a maximum security prison in South Carolina are being confined around the clock as a precaution after a group of inmates initially refused to return to their cells.
A federal judge is sending a North Carolina man to prison for more than 11 years after he operated a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled elderly investors.
Another inmate at a North Carolina prison has stepped forward to say he was beaten while handcuffed.
A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church wants to delay his own sentencing.
A federal jury in Raleigh found Tarcarlos Antigo Miller guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to distribute heroin and two counts of distribution of heroin.
Dennis Hastert's attorney says the former U.S. House speaker will report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.
An inmate involved in a plan to toss a football filled with drugs and cellphones over the fence of a Michigan prison will spend an additional three to five years in prison.
Authorities are investigating after an inmate died following a fight at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor in eastern North Carolina.