Correctional systems

June 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are considering spending $500 million on a prison expansion and new state prison to alleviate the state's overcrowded facilities. Corrections officials told state Board of Correction on Monday that the expansion is needed because all of Idaho's prisons are above...
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June 12, 2018 - 7:43 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Inmates housed in an aging lockup flooded a Kentucky police chief's office with sewage by flushing jumpsuits and shredded bedding down the toilets. A week after the wastewater overflow, more repairs are needed before Louisville Metro Chief Steve Conrad can use his office...
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Camila Duarte, center, of Venezuela, speaks in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Miramar, Fla. The demonstration was part on the Families Belong Together Day of Action, where demonstrators in cities across the U.S. protested against separating immigrant children from their families. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 08, 2018 - 5:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely. Now, the administration is sending...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it's replacing several prison transport vans and will be installing cameras and building individual cells inside them for the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. The state prison system also says it will load inmates into vans based on their risk level and...
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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, reviewed by U.S. military officials, troops stand guard outside Camp Delta at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba. The Pentagon has asked Congress to approve money for a new super-max prison unit to be designed with the understanding that prisoners will grow old and frail in custody, some perhaps still without being convicted of a crime. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 07, 2018 - 2:52 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the Pentagon has asked Congress to...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson prepares for a TV interview regarding Arkansas' execution schedule at the governor's mansion in Little Rock. Inmates say in documents filed late Monday, June 4, 2018, that there were enough problems with four executions in 2017 that the lethal injection protocol should be declared unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Eighteen condemned inmates say in new court filings that the executions of four men in Arkansas last year exposed problems that should render the state's lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. The prisoners late Monday asked a federal judge to let them amend a lawsuit...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, file picture Romanian military staff stand at the end of a corridor on the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, near the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, a Soviet-era facility which became a key focus of a European investigation into allegations that the CIA operated secret prisons. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled, Thursday, May 31, 2018, that Romania and Lithuania allowed the detention and abuse of a Saudi national and a Palestinian national, saying that Abd al-Rahim Al Nashiri was detained and abused in Romania between Sept. 2003 and Oct. 2005 and urging Romania to investigate and punish perpetrators. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 31, 2018 - 7:54 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Romania and Lithuania allowed the detention and abuse of a Saudi and a Palestinian at secret U.S. prisons. The Strasbourg, France-based court said Thursday that Abd al-Rahim Al Nashiri, a Saudi national later sent to...
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Inmates Festim Shyuqeriu, left, and Isschar Howard, middle, tour Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy around a unit of the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Conn. on Wednesday May 30, 2018. The TRUE Unit is designed to support the needs of 18 to 25 year old inmates, whose brains are still developing. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
May 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Demetriuse Geyer, who met his father while both were inmates inside a Connecticut prison, says he's now getting the skills to give himself a better future, one outside the barbed wire. The 22-year-old from Bridgeport is part of a prison program called TRUE (Truthfulness,...
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A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 23, 2018 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1995 file photo, Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon arrives for sentencing in Federal Court in downtown Portland, Ore. Shannon, an anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere, has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence, the Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca, Minn., confirmed Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Ben Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion doctor and firebombed clinics in Oregon and other states in the 1990s was released Tuesday from federal prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence, sparking fears for the safety of abortion clinic workers...
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