Correctional systems

A group of more than a dozen Honduran migrants ride a raft across the Suchiate river after between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, top, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, June 14, 2019. Raftsmen and riverfront business operators said the flow of migrants through the crossing has slowed since the announcement a few days ago that Mexico's new National Guard would be deploying to the border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration chief presented his resignation Friday and the country's prisons director was swiftly nominated to replace him, as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Reducing prisoner solitary confinement, decreasing some correctional officer work-shift lengths and reinstating an exam for officer promotions are among proposals made by a North Carolina Senate committee examining prison safety. The Insider government news service reports the...
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June 07, 2019 - 11:13 am
MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina prison guard is accused of using a social media app to send naked photos to inmates and threaten coworkers. News outlets report 24-year-old Tyshiana Brown was arrested Thursday on charges of threatening the life of a public official, misconduct in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2011, file photo, a correctional officer works at one of the housing units at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. Federal prosecutors say leaders of a notorious white supremacist gang have been charged with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons. The charges unsealed Thursday, June 6, 2019, detail five slayings and accuse an attorney of helping smuggle drugs and cell phones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors said. The charges detail five slayings and accuse an attorney of helping smuggle drugs and...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
May 31, 2019 - 1:26 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorneys for a decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner will try again Friday to have the case dismissed after their client was unexpectedly freed from custody. A military judge released Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from...
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May 30, 2019 - 11:42 am
WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — It's time to turn over a new leash for service dogs in training at a North Carolina prison. The dogs that have been trained for 18 months inside Warren Correctional Institution near Warrenton are going to new owners after a ceremony Thursday. A Carrboro-based nonprofit places...
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A cemetery worker prepares burial sites for some of the inmates who were killed in the recent prison riots, in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Brazilian officials said Tuesday inmates blamed for killing sprees in several prisons will be transferred to stricter federal facilities, after two days of unrest left dozens of prisoners dead and authorities rushing to prevent the violence from spreading. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 30, 2019 - 12:00 am
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Fury was rising among the relatives of dozens of inmates killed in prison riots as they demanded the release of the bodies for burial, more than two days after prisoners attacked each other in several facilities in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas. Fifty-five inmates...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:40 am
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors may be close to completing their review of an investigation of a riot at a South Carolina prison that left seven inmates dead. South Carolina Department of Corrections spokeswoman Chrysti Shain told The Greenville News in a story published Tuesday that the...
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A woman asks police officers for more information outside the Anisio Jobim Prison Complex in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Monday, May 27, 2019. Brazilian authorities said 42 inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of the northern state of Amazonas, a day after 15 prisoners died in a riot at a fourth prison in the city. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
May 27, 2019 - 9:39 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Forty-two inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of Brazil's northern Amazonas state Monday, authorities reported, a day after 15 died during fighting among prisoners at a fourth prison in the same city. The Amazonas state prison agency said all 42...
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This Feb. 27, 2017 booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows William Tillman. Tillman, a South Carolina prisoner already convicted of killing someone behind bars, has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate last month. Arrest warrants say Tillman kicked Carl Pollen Jr. several times in the head, then strangled him with a bed sheet on April 29, 2019, at Perry Correctional Institute near Pelzer, S.C. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 12:24 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says a South Carolina inmate charged last month with killing his cellmate had two prior convictions for killing men over alleged sexual advances. Prosecutor Ervin Maye told The Associated Press that inmate William Tillman stabbed his cellmate to death at McCormick...
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