Two Ohio prisoners took discarded computers and used them to access the prison's network, create inmate passes for restricted areas and apply for credit cards under another inmate's name for a planned tax fraud scheme, the state's government watchdog said.
Canada's federal prison ombudsman is noting a steep decline in the use of solitary confinement in jails in the past two years, but remains concerned some inmates are facing long periods of isolation in the cells where they're placed instead.
A Jewish aboriginal prisoner who was assaulted by other inmates alleges the authorities set up the white supremacist attack in retaliation for his complaints about treatment he says has violated his constitutional rights.
Federal inmates are asking a court to force them to be paid more than the current $6.90 daily maximum. Lawyers for the federal government say there's no reason to increase the pay, given that inmates cost $115,000 to house yearly and essentials are covered.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has directed a prison in Prince George to inform an inmate in writing before she could be placed back in restrictive custody, where she spent most of the last three years awaiting trial.