America's business of prisons thrives even amid a pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As factories and other businesses remain shuttered across America, prisoners in at least 40 states continue going to work. Sometimes they earn pennies an hour, or nothing at all, ma...

Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is ...

Fear behind bars as the coronavirus spreads

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A...

Imprisoned for life as a teen, Myon Burrell finds his voice

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — During his free time, Myon Burrell sits at a desk in his small, tidy prison cell. He sifts through police records, court transcripts and witness statements, taking breaks and pac...

Imprisoned for life as a teen, Myon Burrell finds his voice

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — When he was just a teenager, Myon Burrell lost his identity, his voice and even his name. For much of the past 17 years, he has been trying to understand how i...

Still fighting: Vietnam vets seek help for rare cancer

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Baughman considered himself one of the lucky ones, returning from Vietnam without any major injuries or psychological scars. But after falling ill nearly a half-century la...