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The Latest: Democrats react to Missouri governor's speech

Jan. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's budget and State of the State address Wednesday (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Missouri Democrats are taking a dig at former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens while calling on his successor to do better. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Gina...

Second trial begins for inmates in Delaware prison riot

Jan. 14, 2019 2:41 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The second in a series of trials for 18 inmates charged in a deadly Delaware prison riot began Monday with defense attorneys telling jurors that prosecutors will rely on testimony from convicted criminals who can't be trusted. Obadiah Miller, 26, John Bramble, 29, Kevin Berry, 28...

Peru demolishes mausoleum holding dead Shining Path rebels

Dec. 29, 2018 3:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities on Saturday demolished a mausoleum holding eight Shining Path rebels killed during prison massacres more than three decades ago and relocated their remains to a cemetery in a northern part of Lima. More than 50 police officers and dozens of workers from the cemetery...

2018 in South Carolina: Tragedy, floods, more nuclear money

Dec. 29, 2018 8:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The year ends in South Carolina with hundreds of people rebuilding homes flooded for the second time in three years and hundreds of thousands of people still paying for nuclear reactors that never generated power. It was also a year of change in the state. Henry McMaster finally won...

First inmate charged in Texas jail riot appears in court

Dec. 28, 2018 8:24 PM EST

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The first inmate charged in a South Texas jail riot that authorities say involved at least 25 inmates and left two correctional officers injured has appeared in court on charges that include arson. The Laredo Morning Times reports 37-year-old Joaquin Morales appeared in court Thursday....

Inmates: Some South Carolina prisons locked down 8 months

Dec. 21, 2018 11:00 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some inmates in South Carolina say that their prisons still are on lockdown eight months after a riot that killed seven inmates. More than two dozen inmates have written to The State newspaper about the lockdowns, describing restrictive practices such as often being denied showers or...

Inmates: Some SC prisons have been locked down for 8 months

Dec. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some inmates in South Carolina say their prisons still are on lockdown eight months after a riot that killed seven inmates. The State reported Thursday that more than two dozen inmates have written to the newspaper about the lockdowns, which the American Civil Liberties Union said...

Execution date set for inmate convicted in prison riot

Dec. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date nearly five years in the future for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot. Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of five inmates during a riot at the...

Senators criticize handling of Nebraska prison-riot report

Dec. 11, 2018 6:18 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers blasted state corrections officials for withholding a less-than-flattering report about the causes of a deadly 2015 prison riot, even though one of the report's authors acknowledged Tuesday that it contained no sensitive information. Bert Useem, a Purdue University...

2 inmates stabbed during Southern California prison riot

Dec. 10, 2018 8:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say two inmates have been stabbed during a riot at a Southern California prison. California correction officials say 20 to 25 prisoners began rioting late Monday morning in a yard at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego. Guards used pepper spray to break...