Prisons

October 21, 2017 - 7:13 pm
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Guards have killed an inmate and critically wounded another at a California state prison. The state corrections department says it happened Friday afternoon at the prison in the Sacramento area as guards tried to break up a fight in the recreation yard of the prison, which is...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo, police vehicles are seen outside Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, N.C. Inmates at the North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. (Thomas J. Turney /The Daily Advance via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 4:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. Investigators believe four inmates planned the...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Pruett, who is facing lethal injection Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, for the death of a corrections officer at a South Texas prison in December 1999 . Pruett was there serving a 99-year sentence for another slaying. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 8:07 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for an inmate convicted in a prison guard's death are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Thursday evening execution. Robert Pruett's lawyers want justices to review whether lower courts properly denied a federal civil rights lawsuit that sought additional...
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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 is the next inmate scheduled for execution in Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, and the state has sufficiently replenished its lethal drug supply to carry out nearly 20 executions under certain conditions, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 12:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer are citing his poor health as they ask Ohio's governor for mercy ahead of next month's scheduled execution. A filing with the Ohio Parole Board says death row inmate Alva Campbell uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires...
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Investigators load a body from the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 02, 2017 - 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 3:45 p.m. People attending the country music concert targeted by the Las Vegas shooter have described scenes of horror as they realized what they first thought were fireworks were actually gunshots. Jason Sorenson of...
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Former football legend O.J. Simpson signs documents at the Lovelock Correctional Center, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson was released from the Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada early Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Brooke Keast/Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 9:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the release from a Nevada prison of former football legend O.J. Simpson (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Nevada parole official says O.J. Simpson plans to live at a home in the Las Vegas area for the foreseeable future. State Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti told...
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September 30, 2017 - 9:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prisons official says it appears O.J. Simpson is being moved ahead of his release on parole as early as Monday from a prison in Nevada, possibly near Las Vegas. Nevada Department of Corrections public inmate records provided no information Saturday about Simpson's custody status...
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September 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate has pleaded not guilty to criminal homicide and other charges in the death of another inmate in Pennsylvania last year. The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard ( http://bit.ly/2fb9HNE ) reports that 31-year-old Daysean Brock appeared via video for his formal...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015 file photo, Joyce Mitchell raises her hand during a court appearance in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The state parole board on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, denied parole to Mitchell, who played a key role in a prison break from the maximum-security state prison in Dannemora in June 2015. (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP, Pool, File)
September 11, 2017 - 1:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parole has been denied to prison tailor Joyce Mitchell, who was sweet-talked into providing hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools that two killers used in a prison break that's the subject of a Showtime miniseries being filmed in the region where it happened. Mitchell will...
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September 06, 2017 - 1:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has transferred 90 inmates out of a low-security prison in its rural northwest following a disturbance that started when one or more prisoners set a mattress on fire and as many as 250 inmates spilled into the yard, the state Department of Corrections said Wednesday...
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