Latest Prison breaks News

Ex-officer pleads guilty to helping inmate escape

Jun. 22, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to helping an inmate escape after developing an inappropriate relationship. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Destiny Harris, 23, pleaded guilty Monday...

Authorities find escaped federal inmate in Tennessee

Jun. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday captured a prison inmate who escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Cecil Corey Haggins was found at a hotel in Manchester, about 215 miles (345 kilometers) east of Federal...

Mozambique urged to investigate abduction of Rwandan exile

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Rwandan opposition leader apparently arrested in Mozambique last month should be immediately charged in court or released, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Cassien Ntamuhanga, a radio journalist in Rwanda who was jailed after being convicted of...

Authorities search for escaped federal inmate in Tennessee

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal inmate imprisoned on drug charges has escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, authorities said Tuesday. Cecil Corey Haggins was discovered missing from Federal Correctional Institution Memphis’ satellite camp in...

Convict gets life in prison for Tennessee official's death

Jun. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of raping and killing a Tennessee corrections administrator and then escaping from prison on a farm tractor was sentenced to life without parole Monday after striking a deal with prosecutors. Curtis Ray Watson told a judge...

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

Jun. 11, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don't notice an inmate is...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

Jun. 10, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform,...

Sheriff: Man wanted in baby's death briefly escaped jail

Jun. 10, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his infant son in Ohio escaped from a Florida jail but was captured within minutes, authorities said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a news conference Thursday that the escape a day earlier by Cody Jondreau was...

Hearing set on plea deal in prison administrator's killing

Jun. 09, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing has been set to discuss a plea deal for a Tennessee prison inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator during a 2019 escape attempt, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lauderdale County District Attorney Mark Davidson told The...

Inmate on the lam since November arrested in Rapid City

Jun. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota say an inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Rapid City in November is back in custody. The Rapid City Journal reports Keith Apple was arrested Tuesday in Rapid City. Authorities say he left the Rapid...