Prisons

In this photo taken on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018 photo, refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old Jamal Owda...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:18 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A juror in Pennsylvania was briefly jailed after a prosecutor reportedly overheard him telling other jurors that he had lied in an attempt to get out jury duty. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 39-year-old Daniel Puhala was held Monday in an Allegheny County courthouse...
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Prison guards protest by burning pallets outside the Fresnes prison, where Jawad Bendaoud is expected to be jailed, outside Paris, Wednesday Jan.24, 2018. The trial of Bendaoud accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's justice minister proposed new plans to improve working conditions in prisons on Thursday, in an effort to end a nationwide blockade launched by guards complaining about poor security. After two failed rounds of negotiations, Nicole Belloubet proposed boosting security to...
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Prison staff demonstrate outside Fleury Merogis prison in Fleury Merogis, south of Paris, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. Scores of unionized prison guards working at Europe's largest prison, Fleury-Mergois prison, along with others were demanding more security, more resources and safer handling of violent inmates. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — Protesting guards blocked dozens of France's 188 prisons Monday as a conflict triggered by inmate attacks entered its second week. Two new assaults over the weekend fanned the fervor. About 100 guards protested in front of the Marseille prison, setting a small fire and blocking the...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 7:27 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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Smoke rises as a fire set up by penitentiary staff outside the prison in Vendin le Vieil, northern France, Tuesday, Jan.16, 2018. Protesting French prison guards have pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
January 19, 2018 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Two prison guards were attacked Friday by four inmates on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica as prison guards across the country protested working conditions, the Penitentiary Administration said. The guards were hospitalized in serious condition and the four inmates, including...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, center, gestures as he is surrounded by several Florida sheriffs during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Largo, Fla. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials joined the sheriffs to announce new efforts to enhance public safety. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 17, 2018 - 7:55 pm
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide to overcome legal obstacles preventing tight working relationships. The new plan will...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Capt. Robert Johnson is photographed outside of the guard house at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C., where he was in charge of preventing contraband from entering the facility before an attempt on his life that was planned with a smuggled cell phone. Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology that officials hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with cellphones. Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams told The Associated Press that Bureau of Prisons officials tested the cell signal-blocking technology for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:46 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a...
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Riot police officers stand guard outside the Fresnes prison during a demonstration about long-running complaints by penitentiary staff, in Fresnes, outside Paris, Tuesday Jan.16, 2018. Penitentiary staff blocked several prisons in France after the report of a knife wielding inmate attacking people at a high-security prison in northern France.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — French prison guards protested outside scores of jails across the country Tuesday for the second day in a row, demanding more security, more staff and safer handling of violent inmates. Protesters bellowing the national anthem shouted down Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet as she...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a disturbance. State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of the deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. The outside reviews are in response to recommendations...
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