Latest Prison riots News

Delaware inmates sentenced in guard's killing during riot

Sep. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three convicted killers already serving life terms were sentenced Friday for their roles in a deadly riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison, bringing a close to a lengthy, costly and mostly failed prosecution. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the February 2017 riot, Dwayne...

Charges issued over Missouri prison riot

Sep. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted more than two dozen people over their alleged involvement in a northwestern Missouri prison riot . Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced the charges Tuesday. They stem from a May 2018 protest-turned-riot at Crossroads Correctional Center in...

Outlawed app emerges as key tool for Russian protesters

Sep. 6, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Russia are increasingly relying on an encrypted and officially banned messaging app to pass on information in critical situations, from dodging riot police to giving those arrested a line to the outside. Although officially banned in Russia, Telegram is still...

Stedman Graham visits prison for leadership talk to inmates

Aug. 28, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Before meeting his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham worked as a guard in a Chicago prison — and on Wednesday, for the first time in about 40 years, he entered prison again to speak to inmates about finding your purpose no matter where you are. Graham...

San Diego prison riot involved 80 inmates, left 5 injured

Aug. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California authorities say a riot at a state prison in San Diego involved about 80 inmates and left five men with injuries that required hospitalization. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says no guards were hurt in the incident that began with a fight Friday night in a yard...

The Latest: 6 injured in San Diego prison riot

Aug. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at...

5 injured in San Diego prison riot

Aug. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say at least five inmates have been injured in a prison riot in San Diego. KFMB-TV, citing Cal Fire San Diego, says that about 100 inmates were in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility when fighting broke out at about 9 p.m. Friday. There's no immediate word on the...

Official: Overcrowding, inmate woes caused Hawaii jail riot

Aug. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Overcrowding and numerous disruptions to daily inmate life sparked rioting at a Hawaii jail, a state official said. Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda says his department is still working on its final report into the March 11 riot at Maui Community Correctional Center, The Maui...

California prison riot leaves nearly 60 injured

Aug. 14, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A riot at a central California prison Wednesday morning injured nearly 60 people and sent eight of them to the hospital, authorities said. Around 200 inmates began fighting at a medium-custody recreation yard at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, about 140 miles (225...

Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence

Aug. 9, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and protesters...