Prisons

FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, right, reports to the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., to begin serving a sentence in a hush money case. Federal Bureau of Prisons records on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, show that Hastert has been released from the Minnesota federal prison and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Records list his release date as Aug. 16. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP, File)
July 18, 2017 - 10:21 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records Tuesday. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April 2016 in a banking violations case that...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, right, reports to the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., to begin serving a sentence in a hush money case. Federal Bureau of Prisons records on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, show that Hastert has been released from the Minnesota federal prison and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Records list his release date as Aug. 16. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP, File)
July 18, 2017 - 10:10 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records Tuesday. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April 2016 in a banking violations case that...
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People walk outside the court, in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, July 17, 2017. Ten Turkish human rights activists who were detained by police while attending a training workshop appeared before court officials in Istanbul on Monday to face possible charges or be released from custody.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 18, 2017 - 12:51 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul ordered six human rights activists — including Amnesty International's Turkey director — formally arrested Tuesday pending a trial over accusations that they aided an armed terror group, adding to concerns over human rights in the country. Four others activists...
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In this recent undated handout photo, Chinese dissident and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left, is attended to by his wife Liu Xia in a hospital in China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (Photo via AP, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday night in the northeastern city of Shenyang following a battle with liver cancer (all times local): 6 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was deeply saddened to...
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July 13, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's federal prisons are holding inmates in solitary confinement for long periods of time, sometimes years, in spite of mounting evidence that it can seriously hurt their mental health, a government watchdog says. The Bureau of Prisons says it doesn't practice solitary...
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July 13, 2017 - 3:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's federal prisons are holding inmates in solitary confinement for long periods of time, sometimes years, in spite of mounting evidence that it can seriously hurt their mental health. That's from a government watchdog report. The Bureau of Prisons says it doesn't...
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This undated photo provided by State Correctional Institution-Dallas via The Citizens' Voice shows Jessie Con-Ui. Jurors who convicted Con-ui last month of first-degree murder and murder of a correction officer failed to reach agreement Monday, July 10, 2017, on whether he should face death or a life term, meaning he receives an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. (State Correctional Institution-Dallas/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
July 11, 2017 - 4:27 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A juror says she and 10 other members of a federal panel favored sentencing an inmate to death for the murder of a Pennsylvania prison guard but one member dissented, saying her son was in jail. Jurors who convicted 40-year-old Jessie Con-ui last month of first-degree murder...
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Jimmy Causey is seen in this undated photo from authorities in Williamson County, Texas. Authorities said Friday, July 7, 2017, that Causey was on the run more than two days after using wire cutters that were probably dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash. (Williamson County Jail via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 11:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters apparently flown in by drone, officials said Friday, describing a new and devilishly hard-to-stop means of escape. Convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey, 46, was recaptured at a Texas motel before...
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Jimmy Causey is seen in this undated photo from authorities in Williamson County, Texas. Authorities said Friday, July 7, 2017, that Causey was on the run more than two days after using wire cutters that were probably dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash. (Williamson County Jail via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 7:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters apparently flown in by drone, officials said Friday, describing a new and devilishly hard-to-stop means of escape. Convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey, 46, was recaptured at a Texas motel before...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Guantanamo Bay on Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a "perfectly acceptable" place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed to holding them in the U.S. and having his own Justice Department try them in civilian courts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
July 07, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Guantanamo Bay on Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a "perfectly acceptable" place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed to holding them in the U.S. and having his own Justice Department try them in civilian...
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