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Oregon's prison chief in lead for top federal prisons job

Jun. 15, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colette Peters, the director of Oregon’s prison system, has now emerged as the leading contender to run the federal prison system, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Peters, who has run the state’s corrections department...

No charges for agents in botched Larry Nassar probe

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to quickly open an investigation of sports doctor Larry Nassar despite learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting female gymnasts. The...

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

May. 21, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private prison...

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

May. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private...

Advocates push for release of women's prison abuse victims

May. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national criminal justice advocacy group is pushing the Justice Department to support the release of women who were sexually abused by staff at a federal women’s prison in California. The group, FAMM, also known as Families Against Mandatory Minimums, sent a...

US panel to focus on Native American missing, slain cases

May. 05, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 40 law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, social workers and survivors of violence have been named to a federal commission tasked with helping improve how the government addresses a decades-long crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska...

Abuse-clouded prison gets attention, but will things change?

May. 05, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — For months, inmates and staff say, their calls for help were ignored. And in this aging prison of deep despair — a place where sexual abuse has been rampant, authorities acted with utter indifference and the workforce was deeply demoralized — the cries for help had been...

US charges Russian oligarch, dismantles cybercrime operation

Apr. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has charged a Russian oligarch linked to the Kremlin with violating U.S. government sanctions, and disrupted a cybercrime operation that was launched by a Russian military intelligence agency, officials said Wednesday. The actions came as...