The son of two of four people charged with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in the basement boiler room of a Philadelphia apartment building called his parents "loving and caring" on Monday, adding he is "shocked" by their arrest.
Philadelphia police were told nearly eight years ago about a possible kidnapping involving the alleged ringleader of a group charged last week with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults, according to a lawyer for the family of one of the captives.
Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house Thursday morning, his lawyer said.
The Georgia Parole Board rejected clemency for Troy Davis, who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday.
Supporters of death-row inmate Troy Davis vowed Tuesday to continue fighting to stave off his scheduled execution, despite a decision by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to deny clemency.
Georgia's parole board heard a last-minute appeal Monday by Troy Davis, who is set to die by lethal injection for the murder 22 years ago of a Savannah police officer.
A Georgia death row inmate is in what could be the final fight for his life. Greg Black reports.
Georgia's parole board convened Monday morning to hear a last-minute appeal by Troy Davis, who is set to die by lethal injection for the murder 21 years ago of a Savannah police officer.
Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis is scheduled for a hearing which may be his last chance. CNN's Don Lemon reports.
In a shaky videotape released Tuesday, the couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard can be heard discussing how to operate their new camera as they zoom in to capture images of children in a playground.
With a stroke of his pen last Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed California's budget. Legislators, he said, had failed to take the "strong medicine" California needs to survive. But the state could easily save hundreds of millions of dollars by fixing its criminal justice system.
A California state panel on Wednesday denied parole for Sirhan B. Sirhan, saying the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy hasn't demonstrated an understanding of the "magnitude" of his crimes.
Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, says "this whole thing is a horrible nightmare."
Sirhan B. Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, will make a personal appearance before a California parole board for the first time in at least nine years on Wednesday, supported by two psychologists' reports saying he no longer poses a threat to society, his attorney said.
Two Mississippi sisters who have spent 16 years in prison over an $11 armed robbery will be released with an unusual stipulation: One must donate a kidney to the other.
Billy Ray White vowed 20 years ago that when he got out of prison, he would track down the relatives of the man he'd murdered and subject them to gruesome deaths.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday signed a $20 million settlement for Jaycee Dugard, a woman who was held captive for 18 years by a convicted rapist who had been under the supervision of the state.
Parole officers saw and spoke to Jaycee Dugard during visits to the home of the man accused of holding her captive for 18 years, but they never questioned why she was there, California officials disclose in newly released documents.
Dugard reportedly mentioned the visit, which led to the approval of a $20 million settlement
John Waters tells HLN's Joy Behar why he thinks Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten should be released from prison.
California's parole board Tuesday refused to release onetime Manson family acolyte Leslie Van Houten, finding the 60-year-old remains dangerous more than four decades after the group's Southern California murder spree.
The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill appropriating $20 million to kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard to settle her claims against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to the chief clerk's office.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request Thursday to temporarily stay the execution of death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner, who is set to die before a Utah firing squad early Friday.
A Utah death row inmate who would become only the third person to die by firing squad in the United States in 33 years appealed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking a last-minute stay of execution.
Utah is planning to execute convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner by firing squad. CNN's Brooke Baldwin has the details.
Utah's Board of Pardons and Parole refused Monday to commute a twice-convicted killer's death sentence, moving him one step closer to execution by firing squad.
Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was paroled Tuesday.
An Ohio death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the 1988 murder of a 16-year-old girl, officials said.
After being sentenced to life in prison for murder, Scott Roeder shouted "The blood of babies is on your hands!"
The man convicted of killing Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole eligibility for 50 years.
For Clem Pellett, tracking down his grandfather's killer was not his original mission.
In the movie "Law Abiding Citizen," Gerard Butler plays a man who loses his family when his wife and daughter are raped and murdered. After the main culprit receives a light sentence as part of a plea bargain and gets released from prison much sooner than he should have, our hero goes all "Death Wish" on the creep. He kidnaps him, drugs him and surgically dissects him into two-dozen pieces.
Elisabeth "Betty" Broderick, once a socially prominent lawyer's wife who fatally shot her ex-husband and his new wife in bed in 1989, has been denied parole.
An Ohio inmate, convicted of killing and dismembering a 22-year-old woman in 1991, was executed Tuesday using a new, untested one-drug method of lethal injection, state officials said.
A Texas inmate who escaped last week -- on foot even though he was thought to need a wheelchair -- has been recaptured, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday.
Gov. Christine Gregoire talks about how she empathizes with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
The governor of Washington on Wednesday said her state will no longer accept convicted criminals on parole from Arkansas until the interstate system has been reviewed and she has determined that Arkansas is living up to its responsibilities.
The suspect in the killing of four Seattle-area police officers, was shot and killed after a 2-day manhunt.
The ambush-style shootings of four police officers in Seattle allegedly by a suspect whose prison sentence had been commuted likely will affect the way states approach clemency, according to professors, criminologists and attorneys.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday said he accepts "full responsibility" for granting clemency in 2000 to a man authorities say gunned down four Lakewood, Washington, police officers Sunday.
The man accused of gunning down four police officers in Washington state has dodged capture. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
Nearly 10 years ago, Maurice Clemmons pledged to make a fresh start.
The frightened victim initially told authorities she was hiding from an abusive husband
California parole officers "missed numerous opportunities" to discover long-missing Jaycee Dugard while supervising the man now accused of kidnapping and raping her, a state review of the case concludes.
Operation Shepard, a four-day sweep for fugitive sex offenders in Colorado, has led to 106 arrests, according to the US Marshals Service.
A court Monday set the bail for kidnap suspect Phillip Garrido at $30 million.
A California couple charged with a combined 29 felony counts in connection with the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Dugard appeared in court for a bond hearing Monday.
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) -- Former NHL player Mike Danton says his father, not his agent, was the intended victim of a failed murder-for-hire plot that sent him to prison five years ago.
More than two dozen times in the past three years, authorities came to Phillip and Nancy Garrido's ramshackle home at 1554 Walnut Ave. in Antioch, California, a rural property where Jaycee Dugard is said to have been confined for 18 years.
Phillip Garrido was registered as a sex offender, regularly visited by parole officers and fitted with an ankle bracelet to track his movements -- but nothing prevented him from being around children, according to a victims' advocacy group.
Suspicion grows around Phillip Garrido and new details emerge about his wife, Nancy. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to 2 cops whose suspicions led to the arrest of the suspect in the CA missing girl case.
Call it mother's intuition. Call it a police officer's intuition. But Allison Jacobs knew something was wrong.
Two female cops used "mother's intuition" to free Jaycee and her two daughters
California legislators plan to keep trying to find consensus on a controversial proposal that would release at least 27,000 inmates from state prisons.
A controversial bill that California legislators say would allow the early release of more than 27,000 inmates from crowded prisons will be taken up by the state Assembly on Monday.
The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.
Additional evidence found with a man shot to death by police further links him to the shooting deaths of five people in upstate South Carolina, authorities said on Tuesday.
The former Prison Break star, who pleaded guilty, is expected to be paroled by next month
Susan Atkins is terminally ill; Charles "Tex" Watson is an ordained minister. They and other members of Charles Manson's murderous "family" now shun him.
The first person ever convicted in Idaho of knowingly spreading the HIV virus is facing new charges for the same offense, authorities said Thursday.
A man questioned in connection with the shooting deaths of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew will remain in custody for a parole violation, authorities said Monday.
Chicago police on Wednesday found a handgun near where the body of one of actress Jennifer Hudson's three slain relatives was discovered this week.
William Balfour could have been returned to prison in June after a crack cocaine arrest
The man suspected in the slayings of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members was arrested in June on a drug charge, but authorities declined to return him to prison on a parole violation
Police arrested a man they say confessed to mugging an elderly woman in an elevator last week -- an attack that was caught on surveillance video.
John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fifth time Tuesday by a board that said he remains a threat to the public
The state parole board on Tuesday denied a request for compassionate release to Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago and is dying of brain cancer
Huckabee talks about the parole of a rapist and his knowledge of the new NIE report.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said it was "heartbreaking" that the deaths of women killed by a convicted rapist who was released from prison after Huckabee supported his parole had become politicized.
The case of a convicted rapist paroled in 1999 has come back to haunt Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, with the mother of a woman the convict later murdered pledging to campaign against the former Arkansas governor.
Victim of killer speaks
A prison parolee and sex offender is the man suspected of killing five women in the city in a little more than a month, and he could face charges in a sixth death from 2004, authorities said Friday.
The most "far-flung and exotic fugitive investigation ever conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service" ended early Sunday with convicted child molester Alan Horowitz in custody on U.S. soil.
Child molester extradited
California authorities on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of spilling mercury in a Los Angeles subway station before Christmas, according to an FBI spokeswoman.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police may randomly search criminal parolees, continuing the deference it has shown law enforcement since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
A nightclub bouncer has been formally charged in the slaying of a New York graduate student, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday.
A former bouncer at a Manhattan bar, who sources say has been charged with murdering graduate student Imette St. Guillen, says from jail that he did not do it.
Lionel Tate, the youngest person in modern U.S. history to be sentenced to life in prison, has asked to withdraw part of a plea deal he entered earlier this month on unrelated charges, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Investigators searching for a 9-year-old Idaho boy found what they believe are human remains at a location in western Montana, the Kootenai County sheriff said Monday.
Idaho investigators have completed their scrutiny of a vehicle used by a registered sex offender charged with kidnapping an 8-year-old girl six weeks ago, a spokesman for the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
Australia has come under fire for deciding to deport to one of the country's worst ever child abusers back to Britain when he is released from jail next week.
Authorities have sealed off the Homosassa Springs, Florida, home where convicted sex offender John Evander Couey was staying when 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford disappeared three weeks ago.
A parole board in Connecticut rejected a request for release from convicted rapist Alex Kelly, who fled authorities and remained a fugitive for eight years before his capture.
John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for the third time.
We sulkily declined to answer Ira Glasser's letter to the editor a while back (January 28), and had definitely planned to cease ''baiting'' the American Civil Liberties Union -- this being executiv...