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Guard fired, inmate charged following accidental release

Feb. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EST

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A supervisor for a Kentucky detention center has been fired following an investigation surrounding the accidental release of an inmate. Boyd County Jailer Bill Hensley says the guard — whose name is not being released — did not follow proper release protocol that led...

No exit: El Chapo likely off to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Feb. 13, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. So with...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

Feb. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman convicted

Feb. 12, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday that the defense "fought...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

Prison transport firm closing after escape, cites insurance

Feb. 11, 2019 1:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while being escorted to a jail in Texas. Texas Prisoner Transportation Services told Bell County officials in an email last week that it would...