Correctional systems

Angel Nelson is pictured in the apparel closet at the Oklahoma City Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Nelson had three children when she did her first 18-month stint in an Oklahoma prison at age 24 for writing a bogus check. Nelson finished her most recent stint in March and now works two jobs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime, including nonviolent offenses. That approach has imposed a high price, leaving the state with the nation's highest...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 photo, former Greek finance minister Yannos Papantoniou is escorted by policemen to a police van at a court in Athens. Papantoniou, who headed the country's effort to join the euro, and will be held in pre-trial detention in Athens from Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, on money laundering charges stemming from bribes allegedly paid to secure a 2003 navy contract. (Yannis Liakos/InTime News via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 2:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A former Greek finance minister who headed the country's effort to join the euro was jailed Wednesday while awaiting trial on corruption charges. Yannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou were being held in a maximum-security Athens prison after a judge ordered pre-...
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October 24, 2018 - 7:21 am
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom. Video obtained by The Daily Chronicle shows Judge R.W. Buzzard leap into action when 22-year-old Tanner Jacobson and 28-year-old Kodey Howard bolted for...
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This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Greg Reinke. Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates, Reinke and Casey Pigge, in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 1:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. The injured guard, Matthew Matthias, suffered 32 stab...
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File - This March 1988 file photo shows Joe Hunt as he enters a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom for an arraignment. The founder of the infamous Billionaire Boys Club who is serving a life sentence for murder is appealing to California Gov. Jerry Brown for a chance at freedom. (AP Photo/File)
October 22, 2018 - 4:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of...
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October 20, 2018 - 6:48 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April. Human Rights Watch on Saturday highlighted the...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago. That's according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday. Gov. Jerry...
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Lavonia Fortner helps her father-in-law, John E. Fortner, search for memorabilia his wife collected, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. His wife died in 2010 but his home was destroyed by the storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 14, 2018 - 1:01 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 1 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia on Monday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Trump will be accompanied by first...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. A ruling by federal judge last month will allow 13 inmates to move forward with a lawsuit that alleges the state confined them in inhumane conditions because of high levels of the radioactive gas. A group of 16 former guards and staff member sued in August. (Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File)
October 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon. A federal judge last month ruled against the state's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by 13 inmates inside...
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Staff members of jailed councilman Fernando Alberto Alban Salazar embrace outside the Bolivarian National Security Service (SEBIN) headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab said Monday that Salazar, who was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, has died of suicide. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
October 09, 2018 - 11:10 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday urged Venezuelan officials to perform an independent and transparent investigation into the death of an opposition councilman jailed by Venezuela's intelligence police on allegations that he plotted to kill President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan...
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