Brenton Tarrant attends day three of his sentencing at the High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand, in August 2020. Photograph: EPA

The mass shooter who killed 51 people in New Zealand in 2019 has launched a legal challenge seeking a review of his prison conditions and his status a(...)

File image shows an execution chamber  at a prison in Texas. The lethal injection of Willie B Smith III was called off by Alabama  following a US supreme court ruling. Photograph:  Getty Images

An Alabama inmate has won a reprieve from a scheduled lethal injection after the US Supreme Court said the state must allow his personal pastor in the(...)

Phil Spector at work in a studio in 1965. File photograph: Getty

Phil Spector, the music producer behind some of pop music’s biggest hits, has died aged 81 while serving a prison sentence for murder. Media reports (...)

Texas, the state synonymous with oil and gas, has become the leading supplier of wind energy in the United States.

Ignore the vapid efforts by the US administration to resurrect antiquated energy industries like coal. Economies of scale have provided wind and solar(...)

Two bailiffs were shot and killed inside a courthouse in St Joseph in southwest Michigan on Monday and the suspect in the shooting was also killed, Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey has said. File photograph: Google Street View

Two court bailiffs were shot and killed inside a courthouse in St Joseph in southwest Michigan on Monday and the shooter was also killed, Berrien Cou(...)

Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

Curtis Jones  completed his sentence at a medium security prison in South Florida. His sister is due to be released in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

A Florida man who was convicted of committing murder at the age of 12 after being tried as an adult left prison on Tuesday morning after serving almos(...)

A wanted poster for escaped convict David Sweat is seen in an undated handout released by the New York State Police. Photograph: Reuters.

Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison(...)

The New York State Police said the inmates, convicted murderers Richard Matt (48) and David Sweat (34), had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility using power tools. Photographs: New York State Police via The New York Times.

Two convicted murderers serving life sentences in adjoining cells have staged an elaborate escape from New York’s largest state-run prison. The two f(...)

Attorneys for  Aisling Brady McCarthy said a doctor rewrote and revised his report on the death of  Rehma Sabir after another medical expert said the infant did not die from a rare genetic disorder. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP

Attorneys for Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy have said a doctor rewrote and revised his report on the death of toddler Rehma Sabir after another (...)

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