Latest Correctional systems News

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge. Judge James Hudson made his decision after hearing emotional testimony...

Inmates riot at San Diego prison, 10 prisoners injured

Feb. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California corrections officials say a riot broke out among nearly 50 inmates at a San Diego prison and that 10 were injured, one of them seriously. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the riot happened Friday morning in a medium-security yard at the Richard J....

LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

Feb. 15, 2019 3:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday further limited when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation. The department has reduced the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's transfer to...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump declares emergency with faulty claims

Feb. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference. In justifying the extraordinary step, he brushed aside his administration's conclusions that drugs...

Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

Feb. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband was transferred from an Illinois state prison where he was kept from harm to a federal prison in Connecticut where he was assaulted and where...

The Latest: Attorney: Van Dyke's injuries not serious

Feb. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an attack in prison of Chicago officer convicted of killing black teen Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:50 p.m. An attorney for the white Chicago police officer convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer told her that another inmate...

APNewsBreak: Settlement brings reforms to Oregon county jail

Feb. 14, 2019 3:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county agreed Thursday to lower the number of inmates crammed into a single cell and take other actions after a woman filed a lawsuit saying she was jailed under inhumane conditions. Under the settlement in U.S. District Court, staff at the Douglas County jail in...

Cypriot UK bases court jails man for people trafficking bid

Feb. 14, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A court within the two British military bases in Cyprus has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in prison after finding him guilty of trying to illegally bring two men into a base from the island's Turkish Cypriot breakaway north. A bases statement said Thursday that Mohammed...

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

Feb. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowless room and use portable toilets housed in adjacent tents. The sleeping area in a converted Job Corps...

Search of Ohio prison turns up several fake guns, explosive

Feb. 13, 2019 5:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities confiscated three fake handguns, drawings of handguns, and a fake explosive device at a maximum-security prison in what they're calling "a very serious and unique situation." An investigation continues of the incident that unfolded Tuesday night at the Southern Ohio...