Prisons

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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May 17, 2018 - 3:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a driver who helped a radical inmate escape from prison has turned himself into police. A judicial official said Thursday that police are questioning the driver about the escape in the Brittany city of Brest. French police are searching for the inmate, a 21-year-...
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Indonesian Police officers man a roadblock outside the headquarters of elite police force Mobile Brigade, following a prison riot inside the compound in Depok, West Java, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. A riot injured prisoners and some officers at a the police detention center south of Indonesia's capital, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
May 09, 2018 - 1:51 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Five officers and one prisoner were killed in a riot at a police detention center in a city near Indonesia's capital that authorities allege was earlier being targeted by Islamic militants, an official said Wednesday. The riot happened in Depok, on Jakarta's southern...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin speaks to the media about a synthetic drug called AB-Pinaca, in Gadsden, Ala. For decades, Alabama sheriffs have made money by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal and pocketing reimbursement funds that critics say could go to extra meat, vegetables or apples. Entrekin recently released tax forms showing he made a total profit of $672,392 from the jail kitchen in 2015 and 2016.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 28, 2018 - 8:52 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets. For decades, sheriffs have made extra money - sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars - under a Depression-era system by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal...
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April 27, 2018 - 2:19 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is asking lawmakers to give prison guards a pay raise that would cost $7 million next year, even as Louisiana struggles with a $648 million budget gap. The Edwards administration says the salary increase is needed to stem prison turnover rates that are...
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FILE - This Monday, April 16, 2018 file photo shows the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C. Multiple inmates were killed and others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside the maximum security prison in South Carolina. South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot at a maximum-security prison that left seven inmates dead, they find themselves once again asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let them block the signals of these contraband devices. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 25, 2018 - 10:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than a dozen employees of South Carolina's Department of Corrections have pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to bribery and contraband taken into the state prisons, days after a deadly prison riot left seven inmates dead. The indictments made public Wednesday...
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FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2013 file photo, controversial spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, center, is brought for interrogation by police at Jodhpur airport in Jodhpur, India. An Indian court has held the high-profile guru guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013. The verdict against Bapu, 77, was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, because of fears that his followers may resort to violence. (AP Photo/Sunil Verma, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:14 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison. The verdict against 77-year-old Asaram Bapu was read out inside the prison where he is being held in Jodhpur in Rajasthan state...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. He is scheduled to be executed Thursday, April 19, 2018, for killing 11th Circuit Judge Robert Vance with a bomb mailed to his home. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 5:00 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slayings of a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr.,...
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