Prisons

This combination of undated photos provided by the Kentucky State Police shows David Mosely, left, and Matthew Price. Police in Kentucky said Mosely and Price escaped Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, from the Bell County jail, spraying bleach in the eyes of one jail worker and assaulting another, and they are still on the loose. (Kentucky State Police via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running off. David Mosely, 41, and Matthew Price, 45, escaped Tuesday night from the Bell...
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FILE - This Aug. 6, 2018, file photo released by the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Lamar Foster, Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia's 14th District. Foster was jailed Monday, Aug. 6, after a jury in Dalton, Georgia, convicted him of driving under the influence. He was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 14, to spend the next six months in jail, a period that would keep him locked up past Election Day. (Whitfield County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:31 pm
A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving was ordered by a judge Tuesday to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day. It was unclear what would become of Democrat Steven Foster's campaign after he was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Photo Israeli youths with their national flags march by the monument to some 900,000 European Jews killed by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944 at the Treblinka death and labor camp, at Treblinka memorial, Poland. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg, appealed Thursday for a proper museum to be built at the site of the former camp. The current memorial consists of boulders bearing the names of locations that the inmates came from. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 02, 2018 - 10:23 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari joined Polish officials and the relatives of former inmates in a ceremony marking 75 years since the revolt of prisoners at the Nazi German death camp of Treblinka. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg,...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, inmates walk to the dining hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho. Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars of credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. Peter Wagner with the Prison Policy Institute said the Robin Hood-like response to the story was likely a reaction to the prices JPay and other companies charge for email. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
July 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Lawyers for the imprisoned former sports doctor on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, filed motions in Ingham County asking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge in the first of the major molestation cases he faced. Nassar, who's serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography, was also sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for molesting young athletes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 10:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In motions filed Tuesday seeking to...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's prisons, hospitals and other facilities are in disrepair after years of underfunding. Brownback, who was stepped down Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, raised concerns after the State Finance Council...
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Dreamstime
October 01, 2017 - 7:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators are debating how much the decision to house more inmates two-to-a-cell has fueled unrest at state prisons in recent months. Some worry about plans for opening a new state prison with a majority of its cells double-bunked. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told...
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Max Power
May 13, 2017 - 2:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) —Skepticism from both sides of the Kansas House & Senate may be the downfall of a plan to build a new prison in Lansing Kansas to replace Leavenworth which is the state's largest & oldest prison. Gov. Sam Brownback's administration expects that by weeks end, they will...
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April 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Corrections Department spokesman says the state hasn't started moving hundreds of inmates from its oldest and largest prison and that the warden was premature in saying so Thursday in a memo to employees. Warden Sam Cline told employees in a memo that the relocation of...
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