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Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the following days,...

Evers administration picks site for new youth prison

Aug. 09, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration have moved a step closer toward replacing the state's troubled youth prison, announcing Tuesday that they've picked a site in Milwaukee for a new facility. The existing youth prison, a combination facility for boys...

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Aug. 08, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted...

Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives of prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol gathered in central Kyiv Thursday demanding information about their husbands, fathers and sons following a strike on a prison housing POWs in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Be on the lookout for students, buses as school starts back Some schools in Georgia have already started the 2022-2023 year, which begs the age-old question: where did summer go? We wish we had the answer....

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Juvenile justice reform takes more than new appointee At the risk of sounding anti-jail and anti-prison, having already weighed in on a “lock ’em up” approach that’s all too often taken to resolving crime, we say...

Albert Woodfox, inmate who spent decades in solitary, dies

Aug. 04, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Albert Woodfox, a former inmate who spent decades in isolation at a Louisiana prison and then became an advocate for prison reforms after he was released, died Thursday of complications from COVID-19, his family said. He was 75. Woodfox and two other men became...

Ex-teacher gets 30 years for enticing kids to send images

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri high school teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for enticing children nationwide to send him sexually suggestive images and then threatening to distribute them. Brandon Lane McCullough, 31, of Branson, was...

Lawsuit: Unsanitary conditions killed man in SC jail

Aug. 03, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Unsanitary conditions and staff negligence caused the death of a 27-year-old man in a South Carolina jail earlier this year, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. Richland County officials sent Lason Butler — who displayed “erratic behavior” — to...

California court overturns 3 deputies' murder conviction

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An appellate court has reversed the murder convictions of the three Northern California deputies convicted in the 2015 jail beating death of a mentally ill inmate after a judge ruled that the primary legal theory prosecutors cited was invalidated by recent changes in state...