Prisons

March 07, 2018 - 4:12 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After years without the drugs to do lethal injections, the South Carolina Senate has agreed to require condemned inmates go to the electric chair instead. South Carolina law has empowered residents of death row to make a choice between lethal injection and the electric chair...
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March 02, 2018 - 7:58 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations failed to properly police a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. The lawsuit alleges negligence by the USOC and USA...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Bruce Earl Ward, left, and Don William Davis. The state Supreme Court on Thursday, March 1, 2018, said the men were not entitled to special assistance from mental health professionals during their trials two decades ago and lifted stays of executions they had put in place for the men last April. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 5:07 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Supreme Court on Thursday lifted stays of execution for two condemned killers, saying they were not entitled to special assistance from mental health professionals before and during their trials. Bruce Ward and Don Davis were among eight prisoners scheduled to die...
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February 28, 2018 - 6:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An FBI agent has testified that he thinks a California man may have sexually assaulted 100 or more female inmates while transporting them between lockups around the country over the past 15 years. Eric Scott Kindley faces federal charges in Arkansas alleging that he...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is outlining its goals for prison reform with a focus on re-entry into society and rehabilitation. Administration officials said Tuesday they are sending their principles to lawmakers for them to draw up legislation. They are seeking to improve re-entry programs...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:06 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for an escaped inmate who they say is the suspect of a recent armed robbery. Investigators say residents arrived at a Harrisburg home Monday to find a man inside wearing all black. Police say the man pointed a handgun and ran off with...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold a hearing this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan has threatened to hold Ryan and another prison official in civil contempt of court and fine the state $1,000 for each instance of noncompliance in December and January. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the...
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February 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 1,000 people locked up in Philadelphia jails because they didn't pay bail may have an opportunity for release before trial now that city prosecutors will stop seeking monetary payments for low-level crimes. It's hard to tell how many would be successful, but Mark...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb.21, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France unveiled Friday, Feb. 23 a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is made up of 60 measures and puts the accent on prevention, notably aimed at digging into the roots of society to catch danger signals. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
February 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs. The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is made up of 60 measures and...
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February 23, 2018 - 2:35 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott's administration says they have taken steps to remove Vermont inmates from a public prison in Pennsylvania. The effort was announced Thursday — one day after state Sen. Dick Sears and Rep. Alice Emmons, Democrats who head the Joint Legislative...
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