Prisons

Demonstrators hold esteladas, or independence flags, as they gather in support of the imprisoned Catalan politicians outside the Brians II prison, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb.1, 2019. Authorities are transferring nine politicians and activists from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their role in an attempt to break Spain's territorial unity. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 01, 2019 - 7:39 am
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial later this month for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain. The trial will begin Feb. 12...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. A U.S. jury is set to hear closing arguments on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Guzman's high-profile drug trafficking trial. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was portrayed Wednesday in closing arguments at his U.S. trial as a ruthless Mexican drug lord who also became skilled at evading capture and escaping prison because he feared facing justice on American soil. "Why didn't the defendant want to get caught? I...
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Before departing Pope Francis shakes hands with inmates after a penitential liturgy at the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center for minors, in Panama, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Francis on Friday denounced how society puts up "invisible walls" to marginalize sinners and criminals as he brought World Youth Day to Panama's juvenile delinquents who can't participate in the Catholic Church's big festival of faith. (Ettore Ferrar, Pool photo via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday brought World Youth Day to Panama's juvenile delinquents, celebrating an emotional penitential liturgy inside the country's main youth prison since the inmates couldn't participate in the Catholic Church's big festival of faith outside. Fulfilling...
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In this screenshot taken from a Southern Ohio Correction Facility security camera video four inmates, handcuffed to a table, are attacked by a fellow prisoner who slipped his handcuffs and brandished a knife, Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. (Southern Ohio Correction Facility via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 5:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly released video shows the brutality of an Ohio inmate's knife attack on four prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves. The video obtained by The Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims' injuries and raises...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2017 file photo, Damaso Lopez, a leader in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, is escorted by police after his capture at an upscale apartment building in Mexico City. Lopez testified Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, implicating the kingpin's wife in his 2015 prison escape. (AP Photo/Jorge Barrera, File)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness tesified Wednesday at the kingpin's U.S. trial. Former cartel worker Damaso Lopez Nunez told the jury that...
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January 22, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center to hold fighters from the Islamic State group captured in Syria. The Republican lawmakers say Islamic State prisoners could escape or be released in Syria, and they would face "justice...
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In this frame grab taken by a video released by the Italian Police, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, Italian fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti walks in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday to pick up Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running sagas.(Italian Police Via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 10:59 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive militant Cesare Battisti, who has been detained in Bolivia (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Italy's premier says fugitive militant Cesare Battisti will return to Italy "in the coming hours" on a direct flight from Bolivia to serve his sentence for four murders...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-Kurdish party lawmaker says scores of prisoners have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November. People's Democratic Party legislator Meral Danis Bestas says Wednesday that her...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown walks past photos of murder victims displayed at the Capitol as he goes to address a victims' rights rally in Sacramento, Calif. The Democratic governor has spent much of his second two terms reducing criminal penalties and shuffling less-serious offenders to county jails instead of state lockups. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the advantages of being in government for 50 years, says California Gov. Jerry Brown, is "you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct." For Brown, one of those missteps was the criminal justice overhaul he oversaw as a young governor during two terms from...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, DJ Art Laboe sits in his Palm Springs, Calif. studio and talks about his 75 years in the radio business. Laboe remains a popular DJ among generations of Mexican American in California, Arizona and New Mexico and has a devoted following among those who every Sunday on his syndicated radio show give dedications to loved ones serving time in prison. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
January 03, 2019 - 1:04 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It's approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" ends. "And now it's time for you to call up for those goodnight dedications," Laboe announces. "Hello?" a young girl says. "I want to dedicate this to my dad that's in...
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