Latest Prison riots News

SC man gets 35 years for killing man he buried twice

Oct. 10, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A man who killed an accomplice in a South Carolina robbery and buried his body twice as he tried to keep anyone from finding it has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Stephen Stinnette's sentence also includes time for orchestrating a July fire and riot at the Sumter County jail that...

Mexico closes notorious prison where 49 died in 2016 riot

Sep. 30, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon has closed one of the country's most notorious prisons. Gov. Jaime Rodríguez said Monday that a park and state archives will replace the Topo Chico prison. In February 2016, 49 prisoners died during rioting at the lockup when two factions of...

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...

San Diego prison riot involved 80 inmates, left 5 injured

Aug. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California authorities say a riot at a state prison in San Diego involved about 80 inmates and left five men with injuries that required hospitalization. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says no guards were hurt in the incident that began with a fight Friday night in a yard...

The Latest: 6 injured in San Diego prison riot

Aug. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at...

5 injured in San Diego prison riot

Aug. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say at least five inmates have been injured in a prison riot in San Diego. KFMB-TV, citing Cal Fire San Diego, says that about 100 inmates were in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility when fighting broke out at about 9 p.m. Friday. There's no immediate word on the...