US archeologists race to uncover Civil War prison
Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development.
Prisoners believe they are just as law abiding as non-prisoners
The belief that we consider ourselves better than our peers holds true to convicted criminals as well.
UC research examines how white-collar criminals adjust to prison life
White-collar criminals – those convicted of fraud, embezzlement, tax violation, anti-trust and other business offenses—have no more problems adjusting to prison than those in a general prison population.
Pirate Bay Swede's hacking, fraud sentence reduced (Update)
A Swedish court has dismissed part of the hacking and fraud charges against the founder of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay and reduced his prison sentence from two years to one.
Generosity leads to evolutionary success, biologists show
With new insights into the classical game theory match-up known as the "Prisoner's Dilemma," University of Pennsylvania biologists offer a mathematically based explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in ...
Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling
Kenya sentenced a Chinese ivory smuggler to two and a half years in prison Thursday in a landmark ruling hailed as sending a powerful warning to poachers and smugglers.
Prison education cuts recidivism and improves employment, study finds
Prison inmates who receive general education and vocational training are significantly less likely to return to prison after release and are more likely to find employment than peers who do not receive such opportunities, ...
Prison reform results in strain on welfare system
The burden of improved conditions in state prisons may be borne by welfare recipients, according to new research from Rice University and Louisiana State University.
Dutch inmates to get computers in their cells
(AP)—The Netherlands' justice minister has proposed putting a personal computer in every prison cell in the country, in one of the more unusual measures under consideration by the Dutch government to reduce the national ...
Pirate Bay Swede sentenced for hacking, fraud (Update)
A founder of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay who was arrested in Cambodia under an international warrant was convicted in Sweden on Thursday of hacking and fraud and given a two-year prison sentence.
Guantanamo hack threat prompts WiFi shutdown
The U.S. military has shut down wireless internet service at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba because of online hacking threats.
Syrian hackers compromise FT blog, Twitter feeds
(AP)—A clutch of Twitter accounts and a blog maintained by the Financial Times were hacked Friday, the latest in a series of cyberattacks claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-government group which has regularly ...
New Yorker launches online anonymous tip system
The New Yorker magazine on Wednesday unveiled a new online system for anonymous whistleblower tips, based on technology developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a former hacker.
Head of hacker-powered stock scam sent to prison
A US man was sent to prison on Monday for orchestrating a hacker-powered scam to pump up stock prices and then dump inflated shares, raking in millions of dollars.