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4 inmates may have contracted tuberculosis in Georgia prison

Jun. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — At least four inmates may have contracted tuberculosis at a privately run state prison in south Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health tells WMAZ-TV that one case has been confirmed and three are suspected at Wheeler Correctional Facility in...

Prisoner stabbed, killed after fight in breakfast line

Jun. 11, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prison inmate died Friday after being stabbed during a fight, authorities said. The fight involved more than a dozen inmates and occurred at the Cotton prison near Jackson, said Brianna Brugel, a spokeswoman at the state Corrections...

Man gets $50k settlement for hand injuries at tribal jail

Jun. 10, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A northeastern Montana man has received a $50,000 settlement from the federal government in a lawsuit alleging staff at the Fort Peck tribal jail failed to protect him from being injured by another inmate and did not seek medical treatment for the severe hand injuries...

Overcrowding at W.Va. jail being investigated after fight

Jun. 10, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A fight that broke out at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville, West Virginia, involved makeshift weapons and left three inmates injured. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is investigating overcrowding issues at the...

Virus outbreaks in Hawaii jails prompt inmate lawsuit

Jun. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A class-action lawsuit on behalf of Hawaii inmates says the state has failed to protect people from COVID-19 outbreaks in unsanitary jails. Nearly half of the people in Hawaii custody have contracted the virus, and five out of nine facilities have...

Longest serving death row inmate in US resentenced to life

Jun. 09, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The longest serving death row inmate in the U.S. was resentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after prosecutors in Texas concluded the 71-year-old man is ineligible for execution and incompetent for retrial due to his long history of mental illness. ...

Senate panel votes no confidence in Juvenile Justice leader

Jun. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of state senators investigating South Carolina's juvenile prison system voted Wednesday that they have no confidence in Department of Juvenile Justice Director Freddie Pough. The vote by a Senate subcommittee came after a four-hour hearing...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 09, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Ivey’s prison plan comes up short It’s back to square one for Alabama’s effort to reform its crumbling prison system. Last week, time ran out on Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to have private...

Republicans cut state building projects by $810 million

Jun. 08, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee approved nearly $1.5 billion in building projects around the state Tuesday, about $810 million less than Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed. The approved plan included nearly...

Navalny daughter accepts human rights award on his behalf

Jun. 08, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The daughter of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accepted a human rights award on her father's behalf on Tuesday for his courage in facing down President Vladimir Putin’s government. Daria Navalnaya, a 20-year-old student at Stanford...