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Inspector says lax prison enforcement increased virus risk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the...

Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous...

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he...

Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had...

Danish submarine killer briefly escapes from prison

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a dramatic but brief...

More than 1,300 inmates escape from prison in eastern Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — More than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison of Beni in eastern Congo after an attack by rebels...

Nigeria’s anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in...

Authorities probe death of state prison inmate as a homicide

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of a 42-year-old inmate at a state prison in Northern California....

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the through the...

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the...

Kaepernick’s company publishing essays on policing, prisons

Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is putting out a collection of 30 essays over the next four weeks about abolition, policing and prisons. ...

US judge: IRS can’t keep coronavirus money from inmates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. judge says the IRS can't keep withholding coronavirus relief payments from incarcerated people, potentially clearing the way for...

Ex-jail employees charged for playing ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two former Oklahoma jail employees and their supervisor face misdemeanor cruelty charges after investigators found they forced inmates to stand...

California jail guard charged with sex assaults on 3 inmates

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A San Joaquin County correctional officer was arrested Monday on rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three women...

The Latest: India records 75,800 new cases, recovery high

NEW DELHI — India has registered 75,829 confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, a day after crossing 100,000 fatalities. ...

Contra Costa County to spend $250M on jail health care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A county in the San Francisco Bay Area will spend $250 million to increase staffing and improve health care at...

Voting nearly impossible for eligible voters behind bars

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Most of the three-quarters of a million people held in U.S. jails have the right to vote. But many of...

California voters to review criminal justice, bail reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether...

California will house transgender inmates by gender identity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender...

California to close prison amid declining inmate numbers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California next year will close a prison holding about 1,500 male inmates, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration said Friday in its...

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in...

Feds put first Black inmate to death since execution restart

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put...

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication:...

FCC asks states to lower the cost of in-state inmate calls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,800 jails and detention centers across the United States charge more for inmates to make in-state calls than...

2 dead of virus at US prison where executions are scheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to...

The Latest: S Korea’s coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is...

El Salvador prosecutors search prisons in pact investigation

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador said Monday they have searched two prisons to investigate whether the administration of President...

California prison’s dental clinic cited for COVID-19 risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Alabama gov seeks 3 private built mega prisons, names sites

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —...

Washington says pardons by Venezuela’s Maduro are token acts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) —...

Visitation to begin again at federal prisons in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Detroit turns island park into COVID-19 memorial garden

DETROIT (AP) — A...

In Mexico women inmates find education chance amid pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico...

Amid virus lockdowns, prison ministry groups had to adapt

Normally Teresa Stanfield spends...

California prison chief retires amid virus, protest pressure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California devotes $30 million to aid parolees in pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Officials: California inmate slain by 2 fellow prisoners

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) —...

AP Exclusive: Inmate beaten to death at federal lockup

The killing of an...

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

SEOUL, South Korea --...

Vast protest in Minsk keeps up pressure on Belarus president

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

CDC study suggests inmates should have been tested in mass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Report faults California prisons for poor coronavirus checks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Somali police suspend prison warden after deadly riot

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) —...

Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount beatings

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Medical review upheld for Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Private prison industry backs Trump, prepares if Biden wins

HOUSTON (AP) — Executives...

Guard at California’s San Quentin prison dies of coronavirus

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP)...

California prisoner dies from injuries in June attack

TRACY, Calif. (AP) —...

Videos show jail officers restraining North Carolina inmate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) —...

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — The governor...

New Orleans sheriff regains authority over troubled jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —...

Feds propose consent decree to ensure care at Virginia jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

California ups early inmate release estimate amid objections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

2 California prisoners die of suspected virus complications

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Inmate stabbed to death at California prison

DELANO, Calif. (AP) —...

Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) —...

Protesters chained to governor’s home as prison deaths mount

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

2 California prisoners die of suspected virus compliactions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —...

Federal review: Alabama inmates subjected to excessive force

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —...

Watchdog finds flawed virus response at California prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Incarcerated people look to Senate to cap prison phone rates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Incarcerated...

8th inmate dies of suspected virus on California death row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Texas federal medical prison

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)...

The Latest: Global death toll for pandemic now above 600,000

Johns Hopkins University says...

Indonesia jails 2 police in acid attack on graft official

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —...

California revamps testing guidelines as virus surges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)...

Another California prisoner dies from COVID-19 complications

AVENAL, Calif. (AP) —...

Two guards stabbed at California high-security prison

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) —...

Justice Dept. seeks to overturn order halting execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined...

California may release 10% of inmates in pandemic response

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A...

California inmate dies after beating by other prisoners

WASCO, Calif. (AP) —...

California scrambles for more firefighters amid pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California prisoner dies of apparent virus complications

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

The Latest: Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement

LOS ANGELES — California...

2 California death row inmates die; virus suspected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

California officials blasted for prison coronavirus outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

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