Prisons

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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Graphic shows location of federal superfund sites around Houston, including flooded sites; updates with newly observed site; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;
September 05, 2017 - 10:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The nation's largest oil refinery is starting to reboot after shutting down ahead of Harvey's onslaught. Motiva Enterprises says its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery should be running at 40 percent of capacity by Monday,...
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August 29, 2017 - 5:38 pm
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff who proposed sending county jail inmates to help President Donald Trump build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is offering to send inmates to Texas to help clean up damage from Hurricane Harvey. WGBH-FM first reported Bristol County Sheriff Thomas...
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Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 29, 2017 - 2:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Harvey's destruction is "instant karma" for Texas because it voted Republican. Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey posted...
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Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 29, 2017 - 2:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1 p.m. Weather forecasters expect Tropical Storm Harvey to come ashore somewhere near Louisiana's southwestern corner, following its trip through Texas and return to the Gulf. National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Erickson...
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Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 29, 2017 - 1:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12;10 p.m. A Pentagon official says the military's contribution to Harvey rescue and recovery efforts could soon increase by tenfold or more. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Witham told reporters Tuesday that there currently are about...
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Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 29, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Houston police chief says emergency personnel have conducted more than 3,500 rescues since Harvey's floodwaters began overtaking the city. Chief Art Acevedo said during a news conference Tuesday attended by Mayor...
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Displaced South Houston residents Oralia Guerra and Diamond Robinson huddle together to stay warm underneath Red Cross blankets at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 11:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:00 a.m. The George R. Brown Convention Center is rapidly approaching double its original estimated capacity for evacuees from Harvey. A Red Cross spokesman said Tuesday morning that a total of around 9,000 people have arrived...
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Conception Casa, center, and his friend Jose Martinez, right, check on Rhonda Worthington after her car became stuck in rising floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The two men were evacuating their home that had become flooded when they encountered Worthington's car floating off the road. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 29, 2017 - 10:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Two Houston reservoirs are overflowing, despite a controlled water release that aimed to prevent flooding downtown. The Addicks and Barker reservoirs are both at record high levels due to days of heavy rain. Army Corps...
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