Prisons

August 31, 2018 - 10:37 am
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Officials say the substance that sickened more than two dozen Pennsylvania state prison employees in the past month and led to a statewide lockdown was synthetic marijuana. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says they believe the liquefied drug, also known as K2, is coming into...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, Cafer Topkaya, a former naval officer posted to NATO, gestures, during an interview in his apartment in Brussels. After more than a year in prison in Turkey, Topkaya, fled the country and a potentially heavy sentence for crimes he says he did not commit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
August 30, 2018 - 9:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In his sixth week of detention, Cafer Topkaya stopped counting the days in his prison diary, realizing he wouldn't be going home anytime soon. Like many caught up in the crackdown after the failed military coup in Turkey two years ago, the 42-year-old naval officer had believed he...
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Pham Van Khanh, a 62-year-old retiree, lays flowers at the monument of Senator John McCain in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The monument was erected by Vietnamese authority to mark the day when McCain's plane, a Major in the U.S. Navy was shot down in 1967. Vietnam has been paying respect to McCain who died on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
August 27, 2018 - 10:43 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Sen. John McCain's Vietnamese jailer said he respected his former inmate and felt sad about his death, as others in Vietnam paid their respects to the former U.S. Navy pilot who became a prisoner of war and later was instrumental in bringing the wartime foes together. McCain's...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate leaders agreed Thursday to hold off on compromise criminal justice reform legislation until after the midterm elections. The delay is intended to head off a nasty debate in the lead-up to the midterms and give supporters more time to hash out...
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This combination of undated photos provided by the Kentucky State Police shows David Mosely, left, and Matthew Price. Police in Kentucky said Mosely and Price escaped Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, from the Bell County jail, spraying bleach in the eyes of one jail worker and assaulting another, and they are still on the loose. (Kentucky State Police via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:19 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running off. David Mosely, 41, and Matthew Price, 45, escaped Tuesday night from the Bell...
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Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 08, 2018 - 5:52 pm
UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started...
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Russian activist of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot Maria Alekhina talks to a policeman as she holds a protest in front of the Federal Penitentiary building in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Pussy Riot protest against torture in Russian prisons. (AP Photo/ Alexander Sofeev)
August 07, 2018 - 11:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An activist from Russian punk collective Pussy Riot has led a protest outside the headquarters of the state penitentiary agency to protest torture and slave labor in Russian prisons. Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina and activist Dmitry Tsorionov put banners and photos of inmates who...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2015 file photo, Colorado State Penitentiary II, background, sits vacant inside a larger correctional complex, outside Canon City, in southern Colorado. Colorado authorities say have taken away all 15,000 computer tablets available to prison inmates in the state over security concerns. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:59 pm
DENVER (AP) — New concerns about the security of computer tablets offered to inmates prompted Colorado authorities to take away all 15,000 of its tablets from state prisoners. The confiscation comes a week after Idaho officials said 364 inmates exposed a glitch in their tablets that they used to...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Photo Israeli youths with their national flags march by the monument to some 900,000 European Jews killed by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944 at the Treblinka death and labor camp, at Treblinka memorial, Poland. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg, appealed Thursday for a proper museum to be built at the site of the former camp. The current memorial consists of boulders bearing the names of locations that the inmates came from. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 02, 2018 - 11:23 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari joined Polish officials and the relatives of former inmates in a ceremony marking 75 years since the revolt of prisoners at the Nazi German death camp of Treblinka. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg,...
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