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Iowa teen who killed rapist being held in jail after escape

Nov. 09, 2022 14:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old sex trafficking victim who killed her rapist was being held in an Iowa jail Wednesday and could face a prison term after she walked away from a Des Moines women’s shelter where she was serving probation for a manslaughter conviction. Pieper...

Americans convicted in Japan on Ghosn's escape return home

Nov. 07, 2022 23:00 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An American father and son convicted in Japan on charges of helping Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape to Lebanon, hiding in a box, have been returned to the U.S., their lawyer said Tuesday. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, was sentenced in July last year...

Nevada gov's aides: Ex-prisons chief asked $1M to stay quiet

Nov. 04, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s former state prisons director alleged Friday that before forcing him to resign more than a month ago, aides to the Democratic governor now seeking reelection wanted him to reshape accounts of a convicted bombmaker's escape that went unreported for four days. ...

3 arrested in Florida weeks after Georgia jail breakout

Nov. 03, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two escapees from a Georgia jail and a girlfriend wanted for aiding their breakout have been arrested in Florida's capital city. WCTV-TV reported that John Mincey, Meahki Carter and Ezreyah Bragdon were all taken into custody Wednesday in Tallahassee. ...

Reward for info leading to arrest of Arizona jail escapee

Oct. 23, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Pima County jail inmate who escaped last week and remains on the run. Authorities said 43-year-old Oscar Alday slipped out a door at the jail Thursday...

Iran releases footage from prison fire, adding to mystery

Oct. 23, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday released security footage that it said came from its notorious Evin Prison the night a fire broke out that killed at least eight inmates, an effort to clarify the government's narrative amid growing international pressure. The...

Prison escapee accused of sending threatening letter, powder

Oct. 19, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have accused a Pennsylvania prison escapee of sending a letter with threats to kill President Biden and the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, among others, and containing a white powder with an allusion to anthrax. Robert Maverick Vargo, 25,...

10 juvenile offenders now in area of Louisiana adult prison

Oct. 18, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) — Ten young offenders from a suburban New Orleans juvenile lockup plagued by violence and escapes were transferred to the state's main adult prison Tuesday, a temporary move allowed by a federal judge over the objections of criminal justice advocates and the young inmates'...

Iranian officials say Tehran prison blaze killed 4 inmates

Oct. 16, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A towering blaze at a notorious prison housing political prisoners and anti-government activists in Iran's capital killed four inmates, the country's judiciary said Sunday. The dramatic scenes of the nighttime fire have reverberated across Iranian social media. Flames...

South Dakota inmate's escape try foiled within 10 minutes

Oct. 15, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota inmate who tried to escape from a hospital where he was receiving treatment was caught within 10 minutes. The 26-year-old man who was housed at the Yankton County Jail had been taken to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for a medical...