Prisons

South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling addresses the media during a press conference following a prison riot at the Lee Correctional Institution Monday, April 16, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
April 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead and 22 injured this week at Lee Correctional Institution, has some...
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FILE _ In this file photo taken on Jan. 17, 2018, a worker walks along a row of computer rigs that run around the clock 'mining' bitcoin inside the Genesis Mining cryptocurrency mine in Keflavik, Iceland. A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane. Police said surveillance footage showed a suspect they identified as Sindri Thor Stefansson boarding a passenger plane to Sweden on Tuesday April 17, 2018. (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers that were being used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies escaped custody and fled Tuesday on a passenger plane that a witness said also carried the remote North Atlantic nation's...
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April 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they are investigating the death of a handcuffed prisoner who broke away from law enforcement officers and was found dead in a Pennsylvania creek. Ephrata officers were sent to a hospital parking lot shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday to aid a county sheriff's deputy...
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A police vehicle sits outside the Lee Correctional Institution on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. Multiple inmates were killed and others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside the maximum security prison in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
April 16, 2018 - 2:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. A South Carolina prisons spokesman says several inmates are dead and others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside the maximum security prison. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on prison riots that killed seven inmates in South Carolina (all times local): 2:15 p.m. South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said...
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In this photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Stephen Michael Paris is pictured in a photo dated Aug. 6, 1980. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Investigators say a woman's obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison. The U.S. Marshals Service says 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday at an office in Houston...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say their evidence against notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') includes killings, torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and even an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine in cans of jalapenos. According to The...
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Feliana, 13, is consoled by her aunt Sorangel Gutierrez after the body of Feliana's father Daniel Marquez was brought in a coffin into the family's home in Valencia Venezuela, Thursday, March 29, 2018. A fire swept through a police station where prisoners were being kept in crowded cells on Wednesday, becoming one of the worst jail catastrophes in Venezuela’s history. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 30, 2018 - 12:07 am
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — In the living room of his family's two-story blue and white home in one of Valencia's poorest, most crime ridden neighborhoods, relatives gathered around Daniel Marquez's wooden casket and wailed as they examined his blackened remains. "He didn't deserve to die like this...
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Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center in Rome, Thursday, March 29, 2018, where he celebrated the "Missa in Coena Domini". Pope Francis visit to a prison on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of some inmates, stresses in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve society's marginalized and give them hope. (Vatican Media via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 1:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged inmates at a Rome prison on Thursday to never let their hopes be clouded like cataracts cloud the eyes — and revealed that he suffers from the condition and has to have surgery for it next year. Francis, 81, disclosed the news as he bid farewell to inmates and staff...
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Police officers disperse the relatives of prisoners who were waiting to hear news about their family members imprisoned at a police station when a riot broke out, in Valencia, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. In a state police station housing more than one hundred prisoners, a riot culminated in a fire, requiring authorities to open a hole in a wall to rescue the inmates. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
March 29, 2018 - 12:10 pm
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a riot and fire inside a police station in Venezuela (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A lawyer advocating for families of those killed in a Venezuelan police station fire says many of the prisoners were kept for lengthy periods in violation of the law. Juan...
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