Thousands of Texas Inmates Evacuated From Prisons Ahead of Floods

About 4,500 prisoners in Rosharon, Tex., were being bused to other facilities as the nearby Brazos River rose under heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey.

Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.

Defrocked Priest Is About to Be Freed Amid Renewed Fury

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE July 26, 2017 BOSTON — When he was 21 and coming out as gay, John Harris was referred to a charismatic street priest, Paul Shanley, for guidance. “He raped me, under the pretense of helping me,” Mr. Harris, now...

South Carolina Inmate May Have Used Drone in Prison Escape, Officials Say

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI July 7, 2017 Jimmy Causey escaped from a South Carolina prison this week, but his methods this time around were far more high-tech than they were a dozen years ago, when he broke free from another maximum-security state prison. The...