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Former Oklahoma jailer pleads guilty over inmate assault

Jan. 19, 2022 17:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma jailer has pleaded guilty to violating an inmate’s civil rights by kicking and striking him in a 2020 assault, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Johnnie Drewery, 27, faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced in a few months, the...

NJ requires shot for health care workers, ending test option

Jan. 19, 2022 17:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will require health care workers and employees in nursing homes and prisons to get fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, dropping an option to either get the shot or be tested, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy announced the new...

Fourth Calif. federal prison worker charged with sex abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth worker at a federal women’s prison in California has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate. His arrest comes months after the prison's warden was arrested on similar charges. James Theodore Highhouse, a corrections worker and chaplain at FCI...

Psychiatrist on Norway mass killer: 'You cannot trust him'

Jan. 19, 2022 10:57 AM EST

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A psychiatrist who has observed a Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 and is seeking an early release from prison said Wednesday that Anders Behring Breivik “has the same diagnosis that he has had all along.” Breivik is serving...

UK police asked to probe Indian officials’ role in Kashmir

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India's army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive...

Doctor goes on trial in Germany accused of torture in Syria

Jan. 19, 2022 06:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany began hearing a case Wednesday against a Syrian doctor accused of crimes against humanity for torturing and killing inmates at a government-run prison and two military hospitals in his home country. Federal prosecutors say the doctor, identified as...

Freed Missouri inmate sues over medical care in prison

Jan. 18, 2022 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a wrongful conviction is suing the company that provides medical care for Missouri prison inmates. Kevin Strickland alleges in his lawsuit that medical care provided by Corizon LLC...

Norway mass killer seeks parole 10 years after attacks

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, argued Tuesday for an early release from prison, telling a parole judge he had renounced violence even as he professed white supremacist views and flashed Nazi...

Police: Homicide suspect wounded, in custody after chase

Jan. 14, 2022 15:01 PM EST

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Nogales police say a homicide suspect was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with officers following a pursuit. Police said Friday that 42-year-old Gustavo Aguilar Chavez was jailed after being treated at a Tucson hospital for injuries that weren't...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 14, 2022 14:45 PM EST

KPC News. Jan. 9, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers should (but won’t) listen to police Indiana lawmakers are advancing a bill to eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in the state, despite a long line of police agencies lining up to tell them...