Prisons

March 05, 2019 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating a knife attack by a prison inmate that injured two guards in western France. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said the prisoner's wife was visiting him Tuesday and he locked himself in a visiting room after stabbing the guards with a...
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FILE - In this April 25, 1977 file photo, Joanne Chesimard, member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, leaves Middlesex County courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J. The New York Post reports that JetBlue removed a poster honoring Chesimard at New York's Kennedy Airport after being alerted via Twitter that she is "a convicted cop killer." Now known as Assata Shakur, she escaped prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba. (AP Photo, File)
March 02, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue has taken down a poster of a convicted murderer that it had included as part of a Black History Month tribute at New York's Kennedy Airport. The airline said Saturday it removed the poster paying tribute to Assata Shakur last month after being alerted via Twitter that Shakur...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A review of a former Texas death row inmate's case has determined he is innocent of fatally shooting a Houston police officer nearly 16 years ago, blaming his wrongful conviction on prosecutorial misconduct, a district attorney announced Friday. A nine-month review by a special...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. The vote...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2005 file photo, inmates line up on the pier after arriving at the Islas Marias federal prison island, located 90 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 that he will close the famed island penal colony and will have it converted into a cultural and environmental education center. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 18, 2019 - 9:24 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon." President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:44 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas was "hoodwinked" into hiring a private company to build a new prison based on a promise that the new lockup would require less staff. Kelly's comment during an Associated Press interview Friday comes as her corrections secretary questions whether the savings will...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. The wife of the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot the black teenager McDonald said on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Tiffany Van Dyke says Jason Van Dyke had been placed in the prison's general population before being assaulted. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison, the officer's wife said Wednesday. Jason Van Dyke was transferred earlier this month to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. He told his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2007, file photo, guard towers loom over the administrative maximum security federal prison called Supermax near Florence, Colo. Experts say the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who will be sentenced on June 25, 2019, for smuggling enormous amounts of narcotics into the U.S and having a hand in dozens of murders, seems the ideal candidate for "Supermax" prison also known as ADX for "administrative maximum," a facility so secure, so remote and so austere that it has been called the "Alcatraz of the Rockies." (Chris McLean/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. So...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the media in Mexico City as he is escorted by Mexican soldiers following his recapture six months after escaping from a maximum security prison. The notorious Mexican drug lord was convicted of drug-trafficking charges, Tuesday, Feb. 12 2019, in federal court in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...
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FILE - This Feb. 3, 2019 photo released by the Conroe Police Department shows Cedric Marks being captured after nine-hour manhunt that began when he escaped from a prisoner transport van in Conroe, Texas. A private prisoner transport company has told Texas officials it is shutting down after an MMA fighter accused of two murders escaped from its van last week. (Conroe Police Department via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 12:55 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while being escorted to a jail in Texas. Texas Prisoner Transportation Services told Bell County officials in an email last week that it...
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