Prisons

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, center, gestures as he is surrounded by several Florida sheriffs during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined the sheriffs to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 17, 2018 - 7:55 pm
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide to overcome legal obstacles preventing tight working relationships. The new plan will...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Capt. Robert Johnson is photographed outside of the guard house at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C., where he was in charge of preventing contraband from entering the facility before an attempt on his life that was planned with a smuggled cell phone. Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology that officials hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with cellphones. Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams told The Associated Press that Bureau of Prisons officials tested the cell signal-blocking technology for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:46 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a...
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Riot police officers stand guard outside the Fresnes prison during a demonstration about long-running complaints by penitentiary staff, in Fresnes, outside Paris, Tuesday Jan.16, 2018. Penitentiary staff blocked several prisons in France after the report of a knife wielding inmate attacking people at a high-security prison in northern France.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — French prison guards protested outside scores of jails across the country Tuesday for the second day in a row, demanding more security, more staff and safer handling of violent inmates. Protesters bellowing the national anthem shouted down Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet as she...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a disturbance. State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of the deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. The outside reviews are in response to recommendations...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, sits inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt.An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
December 30, 2017 - 9:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 19 others on Saturday of insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison in a court session aired on TV. The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom — including prominent rights activist Alaa...
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December 28, 2017 - 1:41 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese courts have handed down harsh prison sentences to two dozen people after finding them guilty of terrorism and subversion, including in a bombing linked to an exiled group, state media reported Thursday. A court in Ho Chi Minh City convicted 14 people on a charge of...
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December 27, 2017 - 4:48 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful wildlife conservation officer helped to engineer a daring prison escape on Christmas Day. The subject: A snowy owl that had become trapped between barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon. Pennsylvania Game Commission officer...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013, file photo, computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing. A Chinese official newspaper says an entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison in December 2017 for selling virtual private network service amid a campaign by Beijing to stamp out technology that evades its internet filters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 22, 2017 - 12:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for selling virtual private network service, a government newspaper said, as Beijing tries to stamp out use of technology that evades its internet filters. Wu Xiangyang also was fined 500,000 yuan ($76,000) by the court...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made an unannounced visit to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. He is the first Pentagon chief to visit the base in almost 16 years.(AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)
December 21, 2017 - 7:34 am
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Thursday. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years. Mattis was meeting with troops, not touring the detention...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:25 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for an inmate who disappeared 20 years ago from a federal prison in Pennsylvania says his client intends to plead guilty to an escape charge. Thomas Livingston, an assistant federal public defender, told The Erie Times-News about Ghassan Saleh's plans after the 66-year-old...
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