Prisons

April 10, 2017 - 1:08 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is preparing to execute seven death row inmates in 11 days because it wants to carry out the sentences before its supply of an execution drug expires May 1. Judge Kristine Baker, who was appointed to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas by...
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April 09, 2017 - 10:58 pm
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A doctor in prison for drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub has passed away, authorities said. Correctional officers say they found Martin Joseph MacNeill, 60, unresponsive Sunday morning near the greenhouse of the Olympus Facility at the Utah State...
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April 07, 2017 - 1:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say four inmates have been found dead at a South Carolina prison. Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling tells The Associated Press the inmates were found Friday morning in a dorm at Kirkland Correctional Institution in the capital of Columbia. Stirling...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Jason McGehee. A judge on Thursday, April 6, 2017, blocked the execution of McGehee, one of the eight inmates Arkansas was planning to put to death this month. The ruling came a day after the Arkansas Parole Board recommended Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant McGehee clemency. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 06, 2017 - 3:41 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge on Thursday stopped one of eight Arkansas executions set for this month, but at least six remain on course despite the judge's finding that the state broke some of its rules while handling clemency requests. U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. put on hold the...
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April 06, 2017 - 7:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a prison outside Rome in an Easter week ritual meant to show his willingness to serve even the most marginal of society. The Vatican said Thursday the April 13 Mass at the Paliano facility in Frosinone would be "strictly private."...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jason F. McGehee, left, and Kenneth Williams. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 27, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 9:11 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Arkansas told a federal judge Tuesday that inmates set for execution during an unprecedented timetable are merely trying to run out the clock rather than raise valid issues about their clemency requests. A key execution drug expires April 30, and...
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Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announces that he's shutting down a complex of jail tents Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Phoenix. Penzone announced that he will be closing the tent city jail in the coming months and relocating inmates to other jails. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2017 - 8:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he's closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County's sheriff says he's shutting down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. Paul Penzone made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday. The nearly 24-year-old Tent City complex has drawn criticism for...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 04, 2017 - 1:12 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 03, 2017 - 8:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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