Prisons

In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, DJ Art Laboe sits in his Palm Springs, Calif. studio and talks about his 75 years in the radio business. Laboe remains a popular DJ among generations of Mexican American in California, Arizona and New Mexico and has a devoted following among those who every Sunday on his syndicated radio show give dedications to loved ones serving time in prison. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
January 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It's approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" ends. "And now it's time for you to call up for those goodnight dedications," Laboe announces. "Hello?" a young girl says. "I want to dedicate this to my dad that's in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo a police officer stands guard at Korydallos Prison, in western Athens. Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece's largest prison of Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scaling the prison walls. Prison authorities discovered the prison break on Wednesday, Jan. 2 , 2019 morning during roll-call. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
January 02, 2019 - 8:56 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece's largest prison at Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scaling the prison walls. Police said Wednesday the two men, brothers who were convicted of thefts and...
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This Dec. 21, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows Shalom Mendoza. Authorities in Northern California are searching for Mendoza who escaped from San Quentin State Prison overnight and pulled off a carjacking. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — California authorities were on a manhunt Thursday for an inmate who walked away from San Quentin State Prison and is believed to have carjacked a vehicle overnight. Shalom Mendoza, 21, was last seen at the prison before 6 p.m. Wednesday and reported missing after 9:30 p.m...
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This undated photo provided by the Sanpete County Jail in Manti, Utah, shows Ruben Hernandez. Hernandez, accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was working at a wildfire base camp in Utah, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. (Sanpete County Jail via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. The woman approved the plea deal so she could avoid having to testify in the case, prosecutor Kevin Daniels said...
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, at left, testifies in a courtroom at the National Police Academy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah)
December 26, 2018 - 1:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose nearly three-decade...
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The statue of George Washington is seen beneath the Rotunda in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The House passed an extensive criminal justice bill Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs. The bill passed 358-36 and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging criminal justice bill on Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs, handing President Donald Trump a legislative victory amid the turmoil over how to avoid a partial...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, talks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years. The reforms could offer a path to freedom for...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate late Tuesday would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The sweeping bill addresses...
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FILE - This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:04 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Europe's top human rights body on Thursday urged Moldova to stop "intimidation and violence" against prisoners allegedly carried out by other detainees with the tacit agreement of prison management. In the 21-page report, the Council of Europe's anti-torture committee...
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