Prisons

FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and reshape the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency to lower-level...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and reshape the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency to lower-level...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An activist says hundreds of Palestinians participating in a hunger strike in Israeli prisons have begun taking vitamin supplements. The strike entered its 21st day Sunday. Israel says 890 prisoners are participating. Qadoura Fares, head of an advocacy group for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan ruled Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behind bars. Cogan rejected a request by Guzman’s defense team to order him released from an ultrahigh-security wing of a jail in lower Manhattan and be allowed in the general inmate population and receive visitors. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings. Guzman answered the judge's questions through an...
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This photo released on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in a report by the Massachusetts Department of Correction shows a Bible open to John 3:16, with the verse marked in blood, found in the cell of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after he was found hanged in his cell on April 19 at the Souza-Baranowski prison in Shirley, Mass. Hernandez was serving a life sentence in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, who had been dating his fiancee's sister. (Massachusetts Department of Correction via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 11:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was excited about his acquittal in a 2012 double slaying and did not appear to have thoughts of suicide in the days before he killed himself in his prison cell, according to a report from Massachusetts prison officials. The state Department of...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 05, 2017 - 3:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 04, 2017 - 11:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 04, 2017 - 1:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a federal inmate in Atlanta and his fiancée ran an "inmate taxi service," taking inmates around town to restaurants and hotels and returning them to prison in exchange for money. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Deldrick Jackson and 38-year-old Kelly Bass face charges...
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Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is escorted into court for his initial appearance, Wednesday May 3, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. Correa-Carmenaty, a convicted felon, is accused of shooting two western Iowa deputies then escaping in a jail van before being recaptured in Nebraska had his bail set at $10 million. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 2:16 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An inmate accused of shooting two Iowa deputies and escaping from jail before being recaptured a short time later in Nebraska will likely be returned quickly to Iowa to face charges, the Omaha area's top prosecutor said Tuesday. Wesley Correa-Carmenty, 24, appeared in court for...
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