Prisons

Former sports doctor Larry Nassar, left, stands with his attorney Shannon Smith as he pleads guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Judge Janice Cunningham's courtroom in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 2:18 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the Michigan sports doctor convicted of possessing child pornography and assaulting gymnasts (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography...
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Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg, left, and Shannon Smith, right, former sports doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 3:10 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 60-year prison sentence for a Michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexual assault. The U.S. Attorney's Office in western Michigan says Larry Nassar "poses an immense risk to the community." Nassar...
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell, convicted of fatally shooting Charles Dials, during a carjacking in 1997. Campbell, whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution, has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the state’s lethal injection system. Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 4:16 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs. It was only the third time in modern U.S. history that an execution attempt was halted after the process had...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prepared on Tuesday to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who appeared to be out of options. Last...
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In this July 24, 2017 photo, inmates watch the arrival of temporary air conditioning units from TempAir at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, known better as the Workhouse. A lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 13, alleges inmates at the medium-security jail in St. Louis live in "inhumane conditions" that include rodent feces in food, infestations of bugs and snakes, and unbearable overcrowding. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 5:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges inmates at a medium-security jail in St. Louis live in "inhumane conditions" that include rodent feces in food, infestations of bugs and snakes, and unbearable overcrowding. The nonprofit ArchCity Defenders filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of seven...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 1:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations the state is considering. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became mildly agitated when...
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Ex-speaker of the Catalonia parliament Carme Forcadell , front right, arrives at the Spain's Supreme Court in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Six Catalan lawmakers are testifying Thursday before a Spanish judge over claims that they ignored Constitutional Court orders and allowed an independence vote in Catalonia's regional parliament. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 09, 2017 - 4:11 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed Catalonia's top lawmaker Thursday in a rebellion probe stemming from an independence declaration, but set Carme Forcadell's bail at 150,000 euros ($175,000) and ordered her passport to be confiscated as the investigation continues. Forcadell is speaker of the...
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Dimitris Koufodinas, 59, smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Koufodinas, the gunman for the now-defunct Greek extremist group November 17, has been granted a 48-hour furlough from an Athens jail, fueling a political debate on prison sentencing and law and order in Greece. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 2:44 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A convicted gunman for an extreme left-wing group who once was Greece's most-wanted terrorist was granted a 48-hour furlough from an Athens prison Thursday, fueling a political debate on prison sentencing and law and order. Dimitris Koufodinas, 59, is serving life for...
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In this on Oct. 4, 2017, frame grab from video, Arkansas death row inmate Jack Greene appears before the state parole board at a prison in Varner, Ark. Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9, 2017, but his lawyers are arguing that he is severely mentally ill and that, as a result of that, he sticks strands of tissue into his ears and nose to the point that they become bloody. (KTHV via AP, Pool)
November 07, 2017 - 6:21 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Tuesday halted this week's planned execution of an inmate who is severely mentally ill according to his lawyers, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information about one of the lethal injection drugs they had planned to use. In...
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