Prisons

FILE - These undated file booking photos provided by the Tucson Police Department show 56-year-old Blake Barksdale, left, and his 59-year-old wife Susan Barksdale. Authorities say the husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 that 56-year-old Blane Barksdale and 59-year-old Susan Barksdale are in custody. (Tucson Police Department via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 6:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A tip pointing to a remote Arizona community led to the end of a more than two-week-long manhunt for a couple who overpowered their guards and escaped a prison transport van that was bringing them across the country to face allegations of killing a man, federal authorities said...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 photo, incarcerated filmmaker Robert poses for a portrait at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pa. Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison that's now a museum in Philadelphia is showcasing the work of currently incarcerated filmmakers, projecting the animated shorts onto its outside walls. The new exhibit titled “Hidden Lives Illuminated” offers a glimpse into the lives of these inmates to passersby and museum visitors alike. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 09, 2019 - 10:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezra has been locked up for about 45 years. In that time, he's taken the opportunities he's been given in prison, grown from them and feels like he's turned his life around. He heard about a program at the Chester State Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for men...
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September 09, 2019 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a criminal justice plan that calls for abolishing the death penalty, ending cash bail and collecting more data on officer-involved shootings. The U.S. senator from California condemns the death penalty as "immoral,...
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September 06, 2019 - 8:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Corrections has agreed to policy changes to accommodate Muslim inmates who wish to practice their religion, settling a lawsuit brought last year. A federal judge Friday signed the agreement in a case brought on behalf of two Muslim inmates by the...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas death row inmate Crutsinger is facing execution Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing some work for them. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 7:54 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago after entering their Fort Worth home under the pretense of doing...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Sirhan Sirhan reacts during a parole hearing at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. Sirhan, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, is hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a Southern California prison, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, Pool, File)
August 31, 2019 - 3:09 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison. A statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the...
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August 29, 2019 - 5:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor. Clips of silent surveillance video released by her lawyer show Diana Sanchez eventually lying down on a narrow bed...
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August 28, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Stedman Graham entered a prison for the first time in about 40 years to give South Carolina inmates a lesson on leadership and finding your purpose no matter where you are. Graham worked in a prison in Chicago before he met his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, in...
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August 21, 2019 - 1:08 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest prison faces "alarming" conditions driven by staffing shortages, record overtime and inmates who are secretly using synthetic drugs and contraband cellphones, according to the state's watchdog for correctional services. The state's Inspector General of...
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