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APNewsBreak: California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

Sep. 24, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials have halted an effort aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together in prison recreation yards, officials told The Associated Press. The effort started a year...

Delaware inmates sentenced in guard's killing during riot

Sep. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three convicted killers already serving life terms were sentenced Friday for their roles in a deadly riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison, bringing a close to a lengthy, costly and mostly failed prosecution. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the February 2017 riot, Dwayne...

Charges issued over Missouri prison riot

Sep. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted more than two dozen people over their alleged involvement in a northwestern Missouri prison riot . Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced the charges Tuesday. They stem from a May 2018 protest-turned-riot at Crossroads Correctional Center in...

Outlawed app emerges as key tool for Russian protesters

Sep. 6, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Russia are increasingly relying on an encrypted and officially banned messaging app to pass on information in critical situations, from dodging riot police to giving those arrested a line to the outside. Although officially banned in Russia, Telegram is still...

Stedman Graham visits prison for leadership talk to inmates

Aug. 28, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Before meeting his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham worked as a guard in a Chicago prison — and on Wednesday, for the first time in about 40 years, he entered prison again to speak to inmates about finding your purpose no matter where you are. Graham...