Treatment of prisoners

In this courtroom art, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seated center, listens as his federal defender Michelle Gelernt, left, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg, second left, talk at his Brooklyn federal court appearance, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in New York. Guzman is charged with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
February 03, 2017 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He's locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can't visit him. He can't call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water, his lawyers say. The strict jail conditions for notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were outlined on Friday by defense...
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More ambulances arrive on scene as all Delaware prisons went on lockdown Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, due to a hostage situation unfolding at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department of Correction commissioner that prison guards had been taken hostage. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)
February 02, 2017 - 3:03 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — The Latest on hostage situation at Delaware prison (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman whose son is incarcerated at the Delaware prison where three guards and counselor were taken hostage says he recently told her that trouble was brewing. The woman spoke on condition of anonymity...
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More ambulances arrive on scene as all Delaware prisons went on lockdown Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, due to a hostage situation unfolding at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department of Correction commissioner that prison guards had been taken hostage. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)
February 02, 2017 - 1:50 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — The Latest on hostage situation at Delaware prison (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The head of the corrections officers' union in Delaware says he believes that inmates had practiced taking over a prison before they took three guards and a counselor hostage. Geoffrey Klopp,...
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Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a disturbance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department of Correction commissioner that prison guards had been taken hostage at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)
February 02, 2017 - 12:11 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police used a backhoe to breach a building at Delaware's largest prison early Thursday, ending what the governor called a "torturous" hostage standoff that left one guard dead. Inmates used "sharp instruments" to assume control of the building at the James T. Vaughn Correction...
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Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a disturbance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department of Correction commissioner that prison guards had been taken hostage at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)
February 01, 2017 - 9:12 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Inmates at a Delaware prison took four corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States. The hostage situation drew dozens of officers and law enforcement...
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President Donald Trump sits at his desk on Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. At the center is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 26, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says it was a "disgrace" for a "Saturday Night Live" writer to criticize his young son Barron on Twitter. Trump says in an interview with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that, "for NBC to attack...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, US military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. A draft executive order shows President Donald Trump asking for a review of America’s methods for interrogation terror suspects and whether the U.S. should reopen CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the U.S. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)
January 26, 2017 - 2:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's renewed embrace of torture in the fight against Islamic extremism sets up a heated dispute with a long line of opponents both at home and abroad of Bush-era interrogation policies and CIA-run "black site" prisons. "We have to fight fire with fire," Trump...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, and others, speaks during a visit to the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 25, 2017 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is expected to turn back to the economy Thursday, signing a notice to Congress that he plans to start bilateral trade negotiations with most of the countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, and others, speaks during a visit to the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 25, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation methods and reopening CIA-run "black site" prisons outside the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Trump, despite occupying the most powerful office in the world, remains fixated on a belief that the legitimacy of his election is being challenged. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 25, 2017 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. More than 100 workers rights groups say President Donald Trump's choice for labor secretary raises enough questions to warrant a "rigorous" and extended confirmation hearing. The groups wrote in a letter to the...
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