Latest Prison breaks News

Security enhancements made in response to prison break

Dec. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona corrections officials say they have made enhancements on fence structures and gates in response to an escape of two incarcerated men from a prison earlier this year. The announcement Friday by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation...

Alabama inmate captured after leaving work detail

Dec. 03, 2021 16:42 PM EST

STAPLETON, Ala. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a work detail in southwest Alabama was captured, authorities said Friday. Jonathan Singleton was arrested in Baldwin County near the Styx River, news outlets reported. Details of how he was caught weren't immediately...

Durbin: Prisons chief has 'no intention of reforming' system

Dec. 02, 2021 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee lambasted the director of the beleaguered federal prison system on Thursday, saying he has “no intention of reforming the institution” and reiterating his call for the director to be immediately fired. ...

Gang rams vehicles into prison, springs 9 inmates

Dec. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang rammed several vehicles into a prison in central Mexico and escaped with nine inmates Wednesday in one of the most dramatic breakouts the country has seen in recent years. Authorities in the state of Hidalgo, just north of Mexico City, said in...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges

Nov. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EST

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape...

Inmate accused of Thanksgiving Day escape is recaptured

Nov. 30, 2021 08:54 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a facility in the Baton Rouge area has been captured in Bossier City, authorities said. Shwilliam Cheevis, 23, was apprehended Monday and taken into custody without incident, Bossier City police said. ...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Manhunt underway for escaped inmate in Louisiana

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Friday for an inmate who escaped from a south Louisiana prison. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections said a manhunt is underway for 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis, who is serving 15 years for sentences out of...

Speedy trial OK'd for murder suspect who fled transport van

Nov. 24, 2021 12:32 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A murder suspect who escaped from a prisoner transport van last year when its driver stopped at a fast-food restaurant in northwest Indiana will stand trial in January in a Chicago man's slaying. A Lake County judge granted a motion for a speedy...

Man arrested and charges he injured Alabama trooper

Nov. 21, 2021 11:02 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with injuring an Alabama state trooper who was trying to arrest him, according to authorities. Randy Lee Wade, 57, was arrested without incident in Sumter County at around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the...