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Mother not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

Jan. 16, 2019 3:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said Wednesday that she is not celebrating the death in prison of the man convicted of killing the girl, and remains hopeful her daughter's remains will be recovered. Shannon Hazen said...

Part of Oklahoma prison locked down after fight, 2 hurt

Jan. 12, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) — Part of an Oklahoma prison has been locked down for the weekend after a fight that sent two inmates to hospitals. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Saturday tweeted that the K/M unit of the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy was locked down until at least Monday....

Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate slain, cellmate suspected

Jan. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An inmate serving in life in prison for first-degree murder has been slain at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and investigators say his cellmate is suspected in the death. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Saturday announced the death was considered a homicide and an autopsy...

Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

Jan. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offenses in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling...

Navy SEAL pleads not guilty to killing captured ISIS teen

Jan. 4, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of premeditated murder and other crimes in the stabbing death of a teenage Islamic State prisoner in Iraq last year and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher will stand trial Feb. 19...

Child porn leader dies after fight at detention center

Jan. 4, 2019 5:10 PM EST

MILAN, Mich. (AP) — A New York man sentenced to 40 years in prison as the leader of a child pornography ring died after a fight involving seven inmates at a federal detention center in Michigan, authorities said Friday. Christian Maire was involved in an "altercation" Wednesday at the Milan detention...

Man pleads not guilty in death of Yakima County Jail inmate

Jan. 3, 2019 12:09 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate has pleaded not guilty. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 19-year-old Felipe Luis Jr. of Yakima was arraigned Wednesday in Yakima County Superior Court in the death of 36-year-old...

Inmate stabbed to death inside Alabama prison

Dec. 30, 2018 5:22 PM EST

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate has been stabbed to death an Alabama prison. The prison system says that 24-year-old Terrance Andrews was killed Saturday at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville. The Alabama Department of Corrections said that Andrews was found unresponsive and with...

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...

Report: 60 percent of security jobs vacant at Alabama prison

Dec. 18, 2018 5:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama grapples with a shortage of correctional workers, more than 60 percent of the required staff positions are unfilled at the overcrowded, violence-plagued prison which houses the state's death chamber. The Montgomery Advertiser reported Tuesday that maximum-security Holman...