Prisons

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 11:53 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio started final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became mildly agitated when...
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November 13, 2017 - 6:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges inmates at a medium-security jail in St. Louis live in "inhumane conditions" that include rodent feces in food, infestations of bugs and snakes, and unbearable overcrowding. The nonprofit ArchCity Defenders filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of seven...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency will give a condemned inmate a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe during his execution this week. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to provide the pillow for death row prisoner Alva Campbell on Wednesday because of breathing...
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Dimitris Koufodinas, 59, smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Koufodinas, the gunman for the now-defunct Greek extremist group November 17, has been granted a 48-hour furlough from an Athens jail, fueling a political debate on prison sentencing and law and order in Greece. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 9:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A convicted gunman for an extreme left-wing group who once was Greece's most-wanted terrorist was granted a 48-hour furlough from an Athens prison Thursday, fueling a political debate on prison sentencing and law and order. Dimitris Koufodinas, 59, is serving life for...
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This undated, combination photo released by the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections shows Tramel McClough, left, and John Bivins, right. Authorities say the two jail inmates, McClough and Bivins, charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. (Santa Clara County Department of Corrections via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. The escape by Tramel McClough, 46, and John Bivins, 47,...
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Former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras arrives at the National Court for questioning by a National Court judge investigating possible rebellion charges, in Madrid, Spain, Thursday Nov. 2, 2017. A National Court judge has ordered nine ex-members of the sacked Catalan government to jail including Junqueras and set bail for one after quizzing them on possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 02, 2017 - 4:28 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed nine former members of Catalonia's separatist government Thursday and was deliberating a possible international arrest warrant for the region's ousted president, who remained in Belgium while the others appeared in a Madrid court for questioning about their...
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October 31, 2017 - 6:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two international rights organizations are criticizing the Dutch government for detaining people convicted or suspected of terror offenses in "inhuman conditions" at two top-security prison units. Amnesty International and the Open Society Justice Initiative said in a...
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Paulette Carrington, foreground, and fellow juvenile lifer Courtney Boyd, second left, both participants in Uplift Solutions' job training program for former inmates, listen to remarks during a graduation ceremony from the program in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The release of dozens of former juvenile lifers, set in motion by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling early in 2016, raises a host of questions about how those freed will navigate life on the outside. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2017 - 12:06 am
What happens when an inmate locked up as a teenager, and never expecting to get out, is freed at 50, 60 or older? A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sets out the possible release of former juvenile offenders serving life without parole raises questions about how they'll handle the outside world. The...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:20 am
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer who is facing felony charges after police say he helped several inmates assault another prisoner has resigned. The Altoona Mirror reports 23-year-old Dalton Zeiders was listed among resigning employees at the commissioners meeting agenda...
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File - In this March 7, 2011, file photo, Al Hurricane, center, looks on as former New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici, right, joins former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., left, at an event in Albuquerque, N.M. Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, has died. Hurricane died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from complications related to prostate cancer. He was 81. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 11:30 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday. His son, Al Hurricane, Jr., told The Associated Press that his father died from complications...
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