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Over 500 inmates escape from Sri Lanka drug treatment center

Jun. 29, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 500 inmates escaped from a heavily guarded drug rehabilitation center in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday after a suspicious death led to an outbreak of violence, police said. The Kandakadu rehabilitation center, about 250 kilometers (150 miles)...

Officials: Georgia man sentenced to die kills self in prison

Jun. 27, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, corrections officials said. Prison guards found Ricky Dubose unresponsive in his cell...

Ex-Argentine officer faces trial in Miami in massacre case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who has lived in the U.S. for decades, is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking...

4 inmates who escaped federal prison camp back in custody

Jun. 22, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday. The inmates were discovered missing from the satellite camp...

1 of 4 who escaped federal prison satellite camp surrenders

Jun. 20, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — One of four inmates who escaped from a federal prison's satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend has turned himself in, officials announced Monday. Kevin Connolly, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Regional Fugitive Task Force, said...

Georgia prisoner sentenced to die in guard killings

Jun. 19, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prisoner convicted of killing two guards during an escape from a prison transport bus five years ago has been sentenced to die. A jury on Thursday agreed unanimously on a death sentence for Ricky Dubose in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt....

Officials: 4 escape from Virginia prison satellite camp

Jun. 18, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Four inmates escaped from a federal prison's satellite camp in Virginia, officials announced Saturday morning. Inmates Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the Federal Correctional...

Man convicted of murder in deaths of Georgia prison guards

Jun. 14, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prisoner has been found guilty of murder in the killings of two guards during an escape from a prison bus five years ago. A jury deliberated about 90 minutes Monday evening before convicting Ricky Dubose in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt....

Texas prisons resume inmate transport with tougher security

Jun. 12, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prison system officials will resume inmate transportation Monday with tougher security after a convicted murderer escaped a prison van and killed five people, officials said. In a statement, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said inmate...

5 killed by Texas escapee died from gunshots, stab wounds

Jun. 09, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas grandfather and his four grandsons killed by a prison escapee died from gunshots, sharp force injuries and stab wounds, a medical examiner's report said. Convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a prison transport bus last month and is...