Prisons

April 01, 2019 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his rare medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs. The justices split along ideological lines in ruling 5-4 against inmate Russell Bucklew (BUCK-loo), who is on...
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In this undated photo provided by filmmaker Denali Tiller, Maison Teixeira, left, and his father color during visiting hours at John J. Moran Medium Security Prison in Cranston, R.I. Tiller's four-year-long project "Tre Maison Dasan," documenting the lives of children with parents in prison, is set to air Monday, April 1, 2019, on most PBS stations as part of the series "Independent Lens." (Denali Tiller/Hello World Productions via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 10:41 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Filmmaker Denali Tiller started capturing footage of a former inmate's life four years ago. A Rhode Island School of Design student at the time, she soon was introduced to a few children of inmates serving prison sentences for violent crimes. On Monday, Tiller's project, "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 30, 2019 - 5:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Death row inmates Patrick Murphy and Domineque Ray each turned to courts recently with a similar plea: Halt my execution if the state won't let a spiritual adviser of my faith accompany me into the execution chamber. Both cases wound up at the Supreme Court. And while the justices...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
March 28, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to be Chicago's next mayor pits a longtime political insider against a former prosecutor who's never held public office, and it comes at a time when many voters are weary of the old machine-style politics for which Chicago has long been known. In some ways the contest...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Patrick Murphy. Lawyers for the member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, March 28, 2019, say he should be spared because he never fatally shot a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery nearly 18 years earlier. Murphy is slated to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 10:28 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners won a reprieve Thursday night from execution for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer after claiming his religious freedom would be violated if his Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn't allowed to be in the...
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FILE - This April 16, 2018 file photo shows the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. In 2018, seven inmates at the maximum-security South Carolina prison were killed in what officials have said was a gang fight over territory and contraband including cellphones. Federal legislation proposed Thursday, March 28, 2019, would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal legislation proposed Thursday would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee introduced companion...
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Bryan Schroder, Alaska's U.S. Attorney announces that several members of a white supremacist gang operating in Alaska prisons or shipped to facilities in Colorado and Arizona, have been charged in a racketing enterprise in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Members who sport Nazi tattoos face racketeering charges including murder, kidnapping, assault, and distribution of narcotics and firearms. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 27, 2019 - 8:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating death of a member whose Nazi tattoo was burned off his rib cage with a hot knife. Fuhrer, who legally...
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March 21, 2019 - 11:01 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia has jailed seven citizens, accusing them of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Six men were given six-year sentences for joining IS, while a seventh man was jailed for nine years after also being found guilty on charges...
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March 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm
BEEVILLE, Texas (AP) — Three male Native American inmates in Texas will be allowed to grow their hair long as an expression of their religious beliefs after winning a lawsuit against the state prison system. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos' ruling last month only affects the three inmates...
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March 15, 2019 - 1:36 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison. The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing...
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