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FILE - This combination image of undated photos released by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office shows Santos Fonseca, left, and Jonathan Salazar. The two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 6:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos...
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Tess Harjo, left, embraces her grandmother, Sally Taylor, right, after being released from the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Taft, Okla. More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 05, 2019 - 2:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a...
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These undated photos provided by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office show inmates Santos Fonseca, left and Jonathan Salazar, right, who escaped from from Monterey County Jail Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Authorities say the two murder suspects have escaped from central California's Monterey County Jail. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 04, 2019 - 3:24 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Officials on Monday were trying to find out how two men charged with murder were able to escape from a central California jail. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office warned that the fugitives should be considered dangerous but gave no other details on how they broke out of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for his preliminary hearing at Barron County Circuit Court in Barron, Wis. Patterson, who kidnapped Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs and killed her parents, got into a fight in a New Mexico prison with an inmate who asked about the case, showing how word of his crimes has spread and raising questions about whether moving him to an out-of-state lockup accomplished anything. Wisconsin prison officials transferred Jake Patterson to New Mexico in July. (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who kidnapped Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs and killed her parents got into a fight in a New Mexico prison with an inmate who asked about the case, showing how word of his crimes has spread and raising questions about whether moving him to an out-of-state lockup...
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People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a U.S. military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
October 28, 2019 - 8:18 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — One of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's last audio messages was an appeal for his followers to do everything in their power to free Islamic State detainees and the women being held in jails and camps in northeastern Syria. With news of the extremist group's leader's death, Kurdish security...
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This Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, photo shows a guard tower at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska officials are making an aggressive new push to remove contraband from the state's largest prisons, but the task is more difficult than it seems. Nebraska's crackdown is the latest example of states trying to clamp down on drugs, weapons and cellphones. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 27, 2019 - 5:11 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have declared war on contraband in Nebraska's largest prisons, repeatedly combing cells in the hunt for cellphones, drugs and weapons, but one top administrator admits the sweeps probably miss dangerous items and characterizes the cleanup as a near-impossible task...
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October 22, 2019 - 11:46 am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A court in Guinea's capital has sentenced five opposition and civic leaders to jail terms for urging demonstrations last week to protest the president's bid for a third term. The court on Tuesday sentenced Abdourahamane Sanoh, the leader of the National Front for the Defense...
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October 21, 2019 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has started photocopying inmate letters at some federal correctional centers to combat smuggling of synthetic narcotics like K-2. The agency said Monday the program is being implemented at a number of facilities that are "impacted by the increased...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2019 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman leaving federal court after her sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal in Boston. A representative for Huffman says she reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Last month a federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year's probation after she pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy for paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT answers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 15, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top...
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This Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, photo shows the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Processing Center operated by GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) a Florida-based company specializing in privatized corrections in Adelanto, Calif. California is banning the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those the federal government uses for immigrants awaiting deportation hearings. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 he had signed a measure into law that helps fulfill his promise to end the use of private prisons.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 11, 2019 - 5:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor...
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