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2 dead, 4 injured in riot at northern Mexico border prison

Aug. 11, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two inmates were killed Thursday in a fight between rival gangs at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican border city across from El Paso, Texas, officials said. The prosecutors' office in the border state of Chihuahua said Thursday that authorities called in the...

Kansas inmate's death investigated as apparent homicide

Aug. 08, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a Kansas prison as an apparent homicide. The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that 56-year-old Fred Patterson III died Sunday at the Lansing Correctional Facility. He had been there...

Lawyer: Arbery shooter fears he'll be killed in state prison

Aug. 05, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The white man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the running Black man in a Georgia neighborhood says he fears he will be killed by fellow inmates if he's sent to a state prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Travis McMichael, 36, faces...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Be on the lookout for students, buses as school starts back Some schools in Georgia have already started the 2022-2023 year, which begs the age-old question: where did summer go? We wish we had the answer....

California court overturns 3 deputies' murder conviction

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An appellate court has reversed the murder convictions of the three Northern California deputies convicted in the 2015 jail beating death of a mentally ill inmate after a judge ruled that the primary legal theory prosecutors cited was invalidated by recent changes in state...

Inmate in Oklahoma kills officer at privately run prison

Aug. 01, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A corrections officer has died after being attacked by an inmate at an Oklahoma prison, officials said on Monday. The attack on officer Alan Jay Hershberger happened Sunday at the Davis Correctional Facility, which is a privately run prison in Holdenville...

Raid seizes contraband thought headed to Oklahoma prisons

Jul. 29, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Contraband including weapons, cellphones, drones and grappling hooks believed to be headed to state prisons was seized at a warehouse in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced Friday. The department's Office of Inspector General...

2 California inmates killed in separate prison attacks

Jul. 25, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates at separate California prisons were killed in weekend attacks by other inmates, corrections officials said Monday. One victim was previously suspected in his cellmate's death, and two of the four attackers were also suspected in prior slayings, authorities...

Another riot in Ecuadorian prison leaves 13 inmates dead

Jul. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — At least 13 inmates were killed in a riot at an Ecuadorian prison, officials said Monday, more than two months after a clash between rival gangs left 44 dead in the same lockup. The penitentiary system said on its Twitter account the riot took place in the...

Kansas prison in Lansing placed on lockdown after fight

Jul. 16, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas prison in Lansing was placed on lockdown on Friday night after a fight among inmates sent one prisoner to the hospital and left at least three corrections employees injured. The incident happened about 7 p.m. in a section of the facility that houses...