2 weeks ago
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Mother gets prison time for death of baby found in creek

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.
2 months ago
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NC officials: 7 inmates in solitary for more than decade

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.
4 months ago
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Greenville prison authorities lock inmates in prison cells

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.
7 months ago
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NC man sent to prison, bilked foreign-currency investors

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.
7 months ago
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2nd inmate says he was beaten at North Carolina prison

Another inmate at a North Carolina prison has stepped forward to say he was beaten while handcuffed.
7 months ago
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Friend of accused church shooter wants sentencing delayed

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.
7 months ago
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Wilmington man found guilty on heroin charges

A federal jury in Raleigh found Tarcarlos Antigo Miller guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to distribute heroin and two counts of distribution of heroin.
7 months ago
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Hastert to report to prison in Minnesota this week

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.
7 months ago
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Inmate sentenced for contraband-loaded football scheme

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.
8 months ago
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Inmate dies in fight at Bertie Correctional Institution

Authorities are investigating after an inmate died following a fight at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor in eastern North Carolina.