Prisons

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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FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Baton Rouge, La. More than a half-century after the Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at freedom since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Louisiana's parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, for Montgomery. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 2:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In 1963, Henry Montgomery killed a sheriff's deputy less than two weeks after his 17th birthday. A half-century later and nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, he's still waiting for his first chance at freedom. Louisiana's parole board postponed...
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Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg, left, and Shannon Smith, right, former sports doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 9:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 60-year prison sentence for a Michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexually assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar, 54, who worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, will...
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell, convicted of fatally shooting Charles Dials, during a carjacking in 1997. Campbell, whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution, has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the state’s lethal injection system. Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies and triggered a manhunt that shut down schools in suburban Philadelphia earlier this year has been sentenced to six to 23 months behind bars. The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that 26-year-old Daniel Selby pleaded guilty in Bucks...
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