At least six states are signing up prison inmates for health care coverage under Obamacare and its expansion of Medicaid.
Florida police are searching for two convicted murderers who were mistakenly released from a Florida prison. Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, walked out of the Franklin Correctional Institution after officials received forged paperwork stating that their sentences had been reduced.
Guards at federal prisons are not being paid during the government shutdown, but still have to show up to work, while inmates continue to receive checks for the work they do at the facility.
Sesame Street has raised some eyebrows by unveiling Alex the Muppet, a character whose father is in jail, as a way to help kids who are dealing with having an incarcerated parent.