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4 Maryland correctional officers injured in prison fight

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials in Maryland say four correctional officers have been injured trying to break up a prison fight. A Tuesday statement from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says one officer from the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland was taken to...

The Latest: Teen in school shooting charged with escape

Nov. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a teen in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 5:05 p.m. An official says a teen facing 30 years to life in prison for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school's playground was charged with escape last month. A jail investigator...

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if anyone helped two inmates who escaped from a California jail, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico before being captured trying to walk back into the United States. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos Fonseca, 21, were arrested by U.S....

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos...

The Latest: 2 escaped inmates arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

MARINA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the capture of two inmates who escaped a California jail (all times local): 11:20 a.m. An official says two murder suspects who escaped a California jail were captured Wednesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they tried to enter the United States from...

Police: 2 murder suspects who escaped from California jail last weekend arrested trying to enter the US from Mexico

Nov. 6, 2019 2:14 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police: 2 murder suspects who escaped from California jail last weekend arrested trying to enter the US from Mexico.

Sheriff: 2 murder suspects that escaped California jail arrested by federal officials

Nov. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EST
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 murder suspects that escaped California jail arrested by federal officials.

American fugitive shoots self, wife as Thai police close in

Nov. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man who was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in Thailand shot and wounded himself and his Thai wife on Wednesday as police surrounded them. Police Lt. Gen. Satawat Hirunburana said as officers approached the couple seeking their surrender, Bart...

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court

Nov. 5, 2019 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the town of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, prison officials said Tuesday. Corrections Department Director-General Naras Savestana said in a statement that the three, who were shackled, escaped Monday...

Suspects in slayings slip into walls to flee California jail

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates charged with murder broke out of a California jail over the weekend after climbing through a hole they made in a bathroom ceiling of their housing unit and then squeezing through a wall before finding an escape hatch, authorities said Monday. Santos Fonseca, 21, and...