Treatment of prisoners

August 10, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents released Friday graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly oversaw after 9/...
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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...
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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...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow claims that a Russian woman arrested in the United States on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia is being mistreated in jail. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Friday that Maria Butina is being kept in solitary...
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This undated photo provided by the Collin County Sheriff's Office shows Donald Ozumba. The Texas doctor accused of sexually abusing several patients was convicted Friday, July 27, 2018, of assaulting a woman in her 70s who was in his care. Ozumba, 45, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly person after a trial in Collin County, northeast of Dallas. The trial now moves into the punishment phase, where the orthopedic surgeon could face a life sentence. (Collin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas doctor accused of sexually assaulting several patients was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of assaulting a woman who sought care for a physical disability. Donald Ozumba, 45, was found guilty earlier Friday of aggravated sexual assault of an...
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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...
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A woman supporter of Tehreek-e-Insaf party raises a picture of her party's leader Imran Khan during an election campaign rally in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Pakistan will hold general election on July 25. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
July 23, 2018 - 9:59 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political party of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister asked authorities on Monday to urgently move Nawaz Sharif to a hospital, saying his health was deteriorating rapidly and that he needed to be treated by his own doctors. The request by Pervaiz Rashid, spokesman for the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court, in Washington. A company Rauner invests in doesn’t provide services at facilities where immigrant children were separated, despite a campaign attack ad’s claim. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 12, 2018 - 6:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A new television campaign accuses Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican seeking another term in November, of profiting off President Donald Trump's since abandoned "zero tolerance" border policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Rauner's Democratic challenger,...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, have asked a judge to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity, his lawyers said in court papers Friday, July 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 11, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a "VIP" while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday as they argued against postponing his financial crimes trial. Defense lawyers...
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July 10, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court. The report was filed under seal as part of an ongoing challenge to the conditions in the...
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