Prisons

April 23, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Officials say nine inmates were injured during a riot at a North Carolina prison. The N.C. Department of Public Safety says the riot occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury and involved inmates fighting each other. Department...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An attorney for a group of death row inmates challenging Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions told a federal judge Tuesday that the state's lethal injection process with the drug causes condemned inmates to feel as though they're being lit on fire. An attorney for the...
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April 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for county jail inmates in one San Francisco Bay Area county after a group of inmates sued, saying lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Alameda County jails will no longer be allowed to...
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April 22, 2019 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — A man who says he fled an Austrian prison over a decade ago has turned himself in to police in Salzburg, telling them he was fed up with living in Spain's Canary Islands. Police said the 64-year-old, carrying two suitcases, went to police at Salzburg's railway station Saturday night...
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FILE--In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, in New York. A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates in Arkansas has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before its batch expired. Rutledge says the inmates in the case have a very high burden to meet and cites a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month against a Missouri death row inmate. Arkansas recently expanded the secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drug sources, and the case heading to trial Tuesday, April 23, 2019 could impact its efforts to restart executions that had been on hold due to supply. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of...
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April 16, 2019 - 5:09 pm
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — A convicted drug dealer who escaped from a federal prison facility in Georgia last month has been arrested in Willimantic, Connecticut. The U.S. Marshals Service says 43-year-old Israel Rodriguez Zayes was taken into custody Tuesday morning by the U.S. Marshals Violent...
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April 15, 2019 - 1:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has chosen the top lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union in North Carolina and the governor's chief prison administrator to fill two vacancies on the state Court of Appeals. Cooper announced on Monday he appointed state ACLU legal director Chris Brook...
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This undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Ike Souzer, a 15-year-old accused of killing his mother who has escaped a Southern California jail. Probation officials say Souzer escaped from the Orange County Juvenile Hall and jumped a perimeter fence just after midnight, Friday April 12, 2019. The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound teen was wearing red pants and a white shirt and may have an injured leg. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 2:02 am
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the escape of a 15-year-old inmate charged with killing his mother (all times local): 11 p.m. A law enforcement official said a "very good lead" led authorities about 9 p.m. Friday to a McDonald's restaurant in Anaheim, where officers recaptured a 15-year-old boy...
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Prison staff work at Lee Correctional Institution on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Bishopville, S.C. A year after seven South Carolina prison inmates died in an insurrection, corrections officials say they've made improvements to the facility that for a night was the scene of some of the agency's worst violence. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
April 12, 2019 - 2:44 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials this week oversaw the test at a South Carolina prison of a cellphone signal jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, officials told The Associated Press. The test took place over the course of...
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This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago. The FBI declared Rini's story a hoax Thursday, April 4, 2019, one day after he identified himself to authorities as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 4:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child was also accused of making up stories while in prison, threatening other inmates and refusing orders from guards, prison records show. Brian Rini threatened to make a false rape claim against a guard,...
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