Prisons

August 14, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving was ordered by a judge Tuesday to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day. It was unclear what would become of Democrat Steven Foster's campaign after he was...
Read More
FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announces a $500,000 state grant to support the demolition project of the long-dormant St. Croix Meadows dog racing track during a press conference at the site in Hudson, Wis. Kelda Roys has raised more than any other Democratic candidate for governor in the month leading up to next week's primary election, even though she trails in recent polls. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 11, 2018 - 11:11 am
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spent much of the week before Tuesday's primary election protesting some of his Democratic opponents' hopes to reduce the state's prison population. The state's truth-in-sentencing law — Walker authored it when he was in the Legislature — prohibits the early release of...
Read More
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with state leaders about prison reform, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 09, 2018 - 5:41 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday. The White House said the officials represented states that have implemented changes similar to those backed by Trump. The mostly Republican group...
Read More
Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 08, 2018 - 4:52 pm
UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started...
Read More
August 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails. The New York Times says Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law on Monday. It takes effect in nine months. Currently, local calls from Rikers Island cost 50 cents for the first...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2015 file photo, Colorado State Penitentiary II, background, sits vacant inside a larger correctional complex, outside Canon City, in southern Colorado. Colorado authorities say have taken away all 15,000 computer tablets available to prison inmates in the state over security concerns. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DENVER (AP) — New concerns about the security of computer tablets offered to inmates prompted Colorado authorities to take away all 15,000 of its tablets from state prisoners. The confiscation comes a week after Idaho officials said 364 inmates exposed a glitch in their tablets that they used to...
Read More
In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Photo Israeli youths with their national flags march by the monument to some 900,000 European Jews killed by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944 at the Treblinka death and labor camp, at Treblinka memorial, Poland. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg, appealed Thursday for a proper museum to be built at the site of the former camp. The current memorial consists of boulders bearing the names of locations that the inmates came from. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 02, 2018 - 10:23 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari joined Polish officials and the relatives of former inmates in a ceremony marking 75 years since the revolt of prisoners at the Nazi German death camp of Treblinka. Ada Krystyna Willenberg, the widow of one revolt fighter Samuel Willenberg,...
Read More
FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, inmates walk to the dining hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho. Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars of credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. Peter Wagner with the Prison Policy Institute said the Robin Hood-like response to the story was likely a reaction to the prices JPay and other companies charge for email. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Lawyers for the imprisoned former sports doctor on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, filed motions in Ingham County asking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge in the first of the major molestation cases he faced. Nassar, who's serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography, was also sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for molesting young athletes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In motions filed Tuesday seeking to...
Read More

Pages