Prisons

In this photo taken June 20, 2018, inmates pass a Correctional Officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. CMF is one of the California prisons where general population inmates are expected to peacefully co-exist alongside inmates formerly housed on so-called Sensitive Needs Yards. The protective yards were created to safeguard gang snitches, disgraced cops, child molesters and others in need of protective custody. But they have become so violent and crowded that officials are dismantling the program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the United States' largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually...
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In this photo dated Nov. 22, 2010, notorious French criminal Redoine Faid poses prior to an interview with French all-news TV channel, LCI, as he was promoting his book, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (IBO/Sipa via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's government says it will allow its nine high-profile Catalan separatists in custody to be moved to prisons closer to their homes in northeastern Catalonia. Government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa says Friday that the "path is clear to move" the prisoners, after the judge...
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 25, 2018 - 8:58 pm
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-...
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Paul Manafort arrives at federal court, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 15, 2018 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. On Friday, Manafort was ordered into custody after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges. The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson made...
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June 13, 2018 - 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report has identified staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders at Ohio's three high-security prisons. The state commissioned the report after a Feb. 20 attack on a prison guard sent the officer to the hospital for weeks with multiple...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Donald Trump had previously condemned the cruelty of North Korea’s government, but after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump seemed to play down the severity of human rights violations in North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
June 13, 2018 - 5:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he described as "very smart" and having a "...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:31 pm
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are considering spending $500 million on a prison expansion and new state prison to alleviate the state's overcrowded facilities. Corrections officials told state Board of Correction on Monday that the expansion is needed because all of Idaho's prisons are above...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:43 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Inmates housed in an aging lockup flooded a Kentucky police chief's office with sewage by flushing jumpsuits and shredded bedding down the toilets. A week after the wastewater overflow, more repairs are needed before Louisville Metro Chief Steve Conrad can use his office...
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Camila Duarte, center, of Venezuela, speaks in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Miramar, Fla. The demonstration was part on the Families Belong Together Day of Action, where demonstrators in cities across the U.S. protested against separating immigrant children from their families. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 08, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely. Now, the administration is sending...
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