Prisons

May 13, 2020 - 12:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela said Wednesday that they're filing criminal charges against a prison warden and five guards following a riot that left 47 inmates dead and dozens more injured. Prison guards could have used less lethal force to quell the riot, such as firing tear...
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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a closed art gallery during the new coronavirus pandemic, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach County was authorized by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to initiate Phase 1 reopening regulations Monday, which includes limited reopening of retail establishments. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 12, 2020 - 4:08 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Florida's two largest counties plan partial...
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Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Martin, right, poses with Kevin Wynn at the Halifax County War Memorial on Wednesday May 6, 2020, in Halifax, Va. Martin has objected to the geriatric release of Debra Scribner, 66, convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a firearms charge in the death of her son-in-law, Eric Wynn, who was the brother of Kevin Wynn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 10, 2020 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During a push to accelerate the review of parole-eligible inmates because of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia released dozens of violent offenders, including killers, rapists and kidnappers, blindsiding prosecutors and victims' families who say they were not properly notified...
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May 06, 2020 - 2:55 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter wants to push back the start of his prison term for stealing campaign funds until next year because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Hunter’s lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion in federal court on Tuesday and were awaiting a...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, speaks with schoolchildren during a class at the Pierre Ronsard elementary school Tuesday, May 5 2020 in Poissy, outside Paris. Starting from May 11, all French businesses will be allowed to resume activity and schools will start gradually reopening. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)
May 05, 2020 - 10:09 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 4 new cases in South Korea, China show work on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 26, 2012, file photo, inmates of Tihar jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, enjoy a show of music and dance during a musical evening at the prison in New Delhi, India. The spreading of the coronavirus in the early months of 2020 is shaking India’s notoriously crowded correction facilities, prompting authorities to scale up testing in prisons, impose jail lockdowns and release thousands of pretrial detainees on parole with pressure mounting from the country’s top court and their families. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
May 02, 2020 - 8:34 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The spread of the coronavirus in India's notoriously crowded prisons has prompted authorities to impose jail lockdowns and release thousands of pretrial detainees on parole, as health experts worry that the cramped facilities are serving as breeding grounds for the disease...
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New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
April 29, 2020 - 11:16 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea reports four new coronavirus cases,...
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In this photo released by El Salvador Presidency Press Office police wearing masks as precautions against the new coronavirus guard inmates, also wearing masks, during a security operation after President Nayib Bukele decreed maximum emergency in prisons housing gang members at the Izalco prison in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, April 25, 2020. Bukele ordered the emergency the day after more than twenty people were killed throughout country that authorities said were ordered from prisons. (El Salvador President Press Office via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 3:10 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Sealing some Salvadoran prisoners’ cells with sheet metal is a draconian measure sure to draw accusations of human rights violations, but President Nayib Bukele circulated photos of the cell modifications himself, counting on the support of a population traumatized...
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A health worker collects sample for coronavirus testing from a worker at a locked down wet market as one of its traders tested positive for COVID-19 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The Malaysian government issued a restricted movement order to the public till April 28, to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 28, 2020 - 11:02 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Putin extends Russia's shutdown to May 11. —China...
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April 28, 2020 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant inmate whose baby was delivered by cesarean section while she was on a ventilator after being hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms has died in federal custody, the Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday. Andrea Circle Bear, 30, died on Tuesday, about a month after she was...
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