Prisons

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 - 12:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate used wire cutters that were apparently 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, authorities said Friday after his capture. Jimmy Causey's second...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 29, 2007, file photo, William Morva watches as prospective jury members are interviewed to serve in his attempted robbery trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg, Va. Morva is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 6, 2017, for the killings of a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in 2006. Morva's attorneys and mental health advocates are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
July 07, 2017 - 4:57 am
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate's life over concerns about his mental health. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 29, 2007, file photo, William Morva watches as prospective jury members are interviewed to serve in his attempted robbery trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg, Va. Morva is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 6, 2017, for the killings of a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in 2006. Morva's attorneys and mental health advocates are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 10:32 pm
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed Thursday after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate's life over concerns about his mental health. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 29, 2007, file photo, William Morva watches as prospective jury members are interviewed to serve in his attempted robbery trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg, Va. Morva is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 6, 2017, for the killings of a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy in 2006. Morva's attorneys and mental health advocates are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 9:49 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed Thursday after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate's life over concerns about his mental health. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p...
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This undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Jimmy Causey, who authorities continue to search for Thursday, July 6, 2017, after he escaped from Lieber Correctional Institution maximum-security prison in Ridgeville, S.C. This is the inmate's second escape from a maximum-security prison. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in South Carolina remained on the run Thursday as authorities sought the public's help in their manhunt by offering a reward. The search for convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey began Wednesday afternoon when prison...
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This undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Jimmy Causey, who authorities continue to search for Thursday, July 6, 2017, after he escaped from Lieber Correctional Institution maximum-security prison in Ridgeville, S.C. This is the inmate's second escape from a maximum-security prison. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 12:44 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities continued to search Thursday for an inmate who has made his second escape from a maximum-security South Carolina prison, offering a reward for information leading to his capture. Officers with the Department of Corrections and state police began their search for...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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June 30, 2017 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI says 14 people have been charged in connection with a series of assaults on Los Angeles County jail inmates, allegedly at the behest of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. The FBI's Los Angeles field office says an investigation over the past 12 months found the assaults were...
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June 30, 2017 - 12:48 pm
Two inmates at Ohio's prison hospital have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, causing the facility this week to cut off use of its tap water and install new faucets and filters. Environmental tests have been done in hopes of finding the source of illnesses at the Franklin Medical Center in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday March 4, 2008, file photo, William Morva as he listens to court proceedings in Washington County Circuit Court in Abingdon, Va. Morva is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 6, 2017, for the killings of a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy in 2006. Morva’s attorneys and mental health advocates are calling on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool, File)
June 30, 2017 - 9:56 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — William Morva showed signs of mental illness long before he killed two men during an escape from custody in 2006, friends and family say. In the years leading up to the killings, Morva began sleeping in the woods, showed up barefoot at his father's funeral and was banned from a...
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