Latest Prison riots News

Windows, doors broken, 3 hurt in riot at Kansas prison

Jun. 3, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Part of a Kansas prison was placed on lockdown Wednesday night after a riot in which windows were broken and two staff members and one inmate were hurt. The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that the melee started around 5:15 p.m. with a physical altercation...

A helicopter circles low as demonstrators kneel to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DC Guard to investigate helicopter maneuvers to show force

Jun. 3, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Guard of the District of Columbia is investigating the use of one of its helicopters to make a “show of force” against protesters near the White House, while President Donald Trump is encouraging authorities to get tougher to quell the unrest over George Floyd's...

Members of the DC National Guard block an intersection on 16th Street as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

Jun. 2, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation’s capital pushed back Tuesday on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, with the mayor flatly rejecting a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over its police force and...

Attorney General William Barr, center, stands in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

Jun. 1, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital Monday night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured. In a...

Venezuela: Warden charged in deadly prison riot with 47 dead

May. 13, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela said Wednesday that they're filing criminal charges against a prison warden and five guards following a riot that left 47 inmates dead and dozens more injured. Prison guards could have used less lethal force to quell the riot, such as firing tear gas and...

COVID-19 kindles festering problems in Kansas prisons

May. 8, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lansing inmate Michael Yardley’s sense of taste and smell has faded, a tell-tale sign of the coronavirus that’s infected 551 of his fellow prisoners and killed three. “I feel like I’m in a tomb,” the 42-year-old said during a phone call Tuesday....

Christine Olivarri walks along the shuttered shops on Olvera Street amid the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Tyson Foods to reopen pork plant in Iowa

May. 6, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —President Trump heads to Phoenix to tour Honeywell plant....

French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, speaks with schoolchildren during a class at the Pierre Ronsard elementary school Tuesday, May 5 2020 in Poissy, outside Paris. Starting from May 11, all French businesses will be allowed to resume activity and schools will start gradually reopening. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)

The Latest: Macron criticized for opening schools next week

May. 5, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 4 new cases in South Korea, China show work on containment....

Islamic State prisoners agree to end riot in Syria jail

May. 3, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Imprisoned members of the Islamic State group rioted and took control of a prison in northeast Syria for several hours, until Kurdish-led authorities negotiated an end to the unrest Sunday. The riot began Saturday at a prison in the city of Hassakeh, one of the largest facilities where IS...

Inmates at the Puraquequara prison stand on a water tower as they protest against bad conditions and restrictions on family visits put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Inmates riot at Brazil prison over no visits amid pandemic

May. 2, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rioting inmates at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas held seven guards hostage for several hours Saturday, protesting against the suspension of all visits in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said. After more than five tense hours, the state’s public...