Latest Prison violence News

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

Aug. 12, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges. It's the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death in separate trials since his 2013 arrest....

Maximum security prison inmates in lockdown after gang fight

Aug. 9, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

COMSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says several prisoners suffered minor injuries and no guards were hurt when a gang fight broke out at a 1,400-inmate maximum-security prison in New York near the Vermont border. Following a news conference in Manhattan on Thursday, Cuomo went to the Great Meadow...

Police: Salt Lake County jail inmate dies after fist fight

Aug. 8, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Salt Lake County Metro Jail inmate has died after being injured in a fist fight with another inmate. County Sheriff's officials say 38-year-old Daniel Lamont Davis died Saturday at a hospital. Jail records show the Taylorsville native was accused of violating a...

7 Oklahoma prison inmates injured in fight

Aug. 6, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a western Oklahoma prison is on lockdown following a fight in which seven inmates were injured. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the fight broke out at about 5:10 p.m. Sunday inside a housing unit at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, about 120 miles...

Ceremony marks 75 years since Treblinka death camp revolt

Aug. 2, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's ambassador to Poland has joined Polish officials and the relatives of former Treblinka death camp inmates in marking the 75th anniversary of a revolt by Jewish prisoners Ada Krystyna Willenberg, whose late husband, Samuel Willenberg, was one of the few uprising participants...

Union calls for more prison officers after guard's death

Aug. 1, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Union leaders representing Minnesota corrections workers called for more prison officers and changes to inmate discipline rules following the death of a prison guard last month. AFSME Council 5, the union representing Minnesota prison employees, has long complained that facilities...

The Latest: Union calls for more Minnesota prison officers

Aug. 1, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Minnesota union representing corrections employees demanding more staff (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The union representing Minnesota corrections employees is calling for more prison officers and changes to inmate discipline rules following a prison guard's death...

Israeli court sentences Arab poet for incitement to violence

Aug. 1, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The father of an Israeli Arab poet who was sentenced to five months in prison for incitement to violence online said Wednesday that the ruling was unjust. An Israeli court sentenced Dareen Tatour, 36, a resident of a village near Nazareth in northern Israel, to five months in prison on...

Centinela State Prison inmate fatally stabbed

Jul. 31, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) — California corrections officials say the death of an inmate at Centinela State Prison in Imperial is being investigated as a homicide. The department says a correctional sergeant found 27-year-old inmate Gerald Wayne Rowe stabbed Sunday in a recreation yard. Despite life-saving...

Coroner: Manner of death of man at jail undermined

Jul. 29, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says the manner of death of a Delaware man at a Pennsylvania county jail hasn't been determined. The York County coroner said Saturday that 41-year-old Everett Palmer Jr. of Seaford, Delaware died early April 9 of "complications following an excited state, associated with...