Treatment of prisoners

In this photo taken June 20, 2018, inmates pass a Correctional Officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. CMF is one of the California prisons where general population inmates are expected to peacefully co-exist alongside inmates formerly housed on so-called Sensitive Needs Yards. The protective yards were created to safeguard gang snitches, disgraced cops, child molesters and others in need of protective custody. But they have become so violent and crowded that officials are dismantling the program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2018 - 1:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the United States' largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually...
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June 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes inmate whose lawyers argued he was too sick for lethal injection.
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FILE - This undated file photo obtained by The Associated Press shows a drawing of a prisoner being abused at a prison in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates. Arabic from right to left reads: "Anti-terrorism," "Innocent citizen," and "Real terrorism behind their back, they don't look at." With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday, June 25, 2018, after he and at least three other detainees were freed from UAE-controlled prisons in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. (AP Photo, File)
June 26, 2018 - 12:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican American civil rights group says two female past detainees want a federal investigation of the privately run immigrant detention center where they'd been held. In a Monday statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the women alleged that...
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The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is shown Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Staunton, Va. The young immigrants held without their parents in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from central America _ many as unaccompanied minors _ poetry has afforded them an opportunity to tell the world both about their journeys north _ and through the byzantine immigration system. (AP Photo/Zachary Wajsgras)
June 22, 2018 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrant children held in prison-like conditions at a detention center in the mountains of Virginia wrote about fleeing their homes and life in captivity, in a book published last year. The collection of poems in "American Dream" was assembled by a Washington and Lee University...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that President Donald Trump might pardon former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work is finished, calling it unnecessary for now as the White House seeks to push a rapid end to the year-long probe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 18, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of...
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June 15, 2018 - 6:27 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Copenhagen court has ordered Denmark's Defense Ministry to compensate 18 Iraqi civilians detained by Iraqi security troops during a 2014 military operation in Iraq in which Danish soldiers where there assisting the Iraqi troops. The Eastern High Court says the Danish...
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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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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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Political prisoners wave at their relatives that are waiting for their release outside the Heliciode prison in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 1, 2018. Venezuelan officials said they are releasing 39 jailed activists who government opponents consider to be political prisoners in a gesture aimed at uniting the fractured nation.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 01, 2018 - 3:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of activists in Venezuela who government opponents consider political prisoners were released from jail Friday in what authorities called a gesture aimed at uniting the fractured nation, officials said. Among the 39 prisoners set free under strict conditions are...
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