Correctional systems

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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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on Thursday. Sanders says they'll talk about manufacturing, prison...
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FILE - This July 9, 2018 file screenshot of the Interpol website shows portraits of notorious French criminal, Redoine Faid, as part of Interpol's wanted notice. Police have caught one of France's most wanted men, three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from prison. French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said on Europe 1 radio that Redouine Faid was arrested early Wednesday in Creil, north of Paris, without resistance. (Interpol via AP, File)
October 03, 2018 - 12:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — Three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from a French prison, police caught one of France's most wanted men in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, finding the gangster holed up in his hometown north of Paris. Authorities said Redoine Faid — who is infamous in France for twice...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway appears in Sedalia, Mo. A state audit has found that police across Missouri don't know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category. Missouri state Auditor Galloway, a Democrat, released the audit Monday Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police don't know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders in Missouri, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category, according to a state audit released Monday. Missouri law requires convicted sex offenders to register their names, addresses and...
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FILE - In this file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Tondalao R. Hall is pictured in a photo dated July 7, 2009. A criminal justice group that's working to reduce Oklahoma's prison population says Hall's 30-year prison sentence for failing to report the abuse of her children by a boyfriend who served only two years for the abuse illustrates a wider problem. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)
September 29, 2018 - 10:25 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A criminal justice group plans to ask the Oklahoma Legislature to a change state law that can lead to longer prison sentences for battered women who don't report child abuse than for the abusers themselves. Every state has laws meant to protect children, but critics say...
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