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Transgender inmate who sued Idaho to get $2.5M in legal fees

Oct. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Idaho and its prison medical care provider to pay more than $2.5 million in legal fees to a transgender inmate who sued after she was denied gender confirmation surgery. The cost, however, will not come out of taxpayer dollars....

Man in work release program dead in police shooting on bus

Oct. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of causing a disturbance at a work release program for jail inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues died after being shot by police on a public bus in suburban Denver on Sunday, police said. No one else was injured, interim Aurora...

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium

Oct. 02, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The first time the Russian soldiers caught him, they tossed him bound and blindfolded into a trench covered with wooden boards for days on end. Then they beat him, over and over: Legs, arms, a hammer to the knees, all accompanied by furious diatribes against...

Nevada prison escape, resignation raises political stakes

Oct. 01, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The head of Nevada’s Department of Corrections resigned Friday at the request of Gov. Steve Sisolak in the wake of a prison escape by a convicted bombmaker that went unnoticed for four days. The escapee, who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder in an...

Groups: Retaliation after migrants report detention center

Sep. 29, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Migrants held by U.S. authorities at a detention center in rural New Mexico have endured retaliation rather than aid after reporting unsanitary conditions at the government-contracted jail, a coalition of civil rights advocacy groups said Wednesday. A public...

Alabama prisons reduce meals, nix visits amid inmate strike

Sep. 29, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of inmates in Alabama's overcrowded prison system are receiving only two meals a day during a prisoner work stoppage that was in its fourth day Thursday, and the agency said weekend visitation also was being canceled. While inmates and activists...

Senators push new oversight to combat federal prison crises

Sep. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press that exposed systemic corruption in the federal prison system...

Lawsuit says woman gave birth alone on Maryland jail floor

Sep. 27, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working for...

Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama inmates were in their second day of a work strike Tuesday, refusing to labor in prison kitchens, laundries and factories to protest conditions in the state’s overcrowded, understaffed lock-ups. Prisoners including those who provide food, laundry...

UN rights team: Ukrainian POWs face systematic mistreatment

Sep. 27, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators say Ukrainian prisoners of war appear to be facing “systematic” mistreatment — including torture — both when they are captured and when they are transferred into areas controlled by Russian forces or Russia itself. The head of a...