Sheriff’s officials say the death of a state prison inmate in Columbia County is a homicide. Authorities said Monday an autopsy shows 40-year-old Jerome Scott died by ligature strangulation at the Columbia Correctional Institution. Investigators say Scott’s cellmate is accused of killing him Feb. 12.
It isn’t Santa’s workshop and the volunteers aren’t his elves. But at the Salvation Army, the work is underway to make sure more than 800 kids have gifts on Christmas Day.
Sen. Al Franken says Guantanamo Bay should be closed, but the president shouldn’t bypass Congress to do it. The Wall Street Journal recently reported President Barack Obama was considering an executive order to transfer terrorism suspects out of Guantanamo Bay.
Two men convicted for fraud have escaped from a low-security federal prison camp near Duluth, Minn., according to authorities.
A new state audit says more than 400 Wisconsin prisoners have illegally collected food stamp benefits.
State House Republicans are proposing that Minnesota prisoners be forced to come up with a $5 co-pay for every visit they make to a health care provider.