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Feds seek prison for rioter in 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt

May. 16, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors on Monday recommended a prison sentence of more than two months for a Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt. Photographs of Robert Keith Packer wearing the sweatshirt with the antisemitic message went viral after the...

Alabama inmate convicted of murder captured after escape

May. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in west Alabama more than a decade ago was captured Monday a day after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile, prison officials said. Jeffery Strugg, 31, was discovered missing from community-based facility in...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

May. 16, 2022 04:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows. A list obtained and partially...

Air conditioning lacking in N.C. prisons, despite funding

May. 15, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Last fall, the North Carolina General Assembly approved $30 million to address a lack of air conditioning in the state's prison system. But with summer approaching, none of the actual construction has begun. WRAL-TV reports that although most prisons have at...

Escapee from Oregon federal prison arrested in Nevada

May. 14, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 38-year-old fugitive who escaped an Oregon federal prison camp in April has been captured in Nevada, according to U.S. Marshals. Andrew Cain Kristovich had been staying in a tent in Carson City, Nevada, where officials also found a semi-automatic rifle,...

Exchange: What to know about history of inmates' last meals

May. 14, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With executions, like that of Clarence Dixon in Arizona on Wednesay, there is often interest in the last meal the condemned prisoner would eat before they met their fate. While not all states offer condemned inmates last meals, in some of the states that do offer...

Search continues for Texas inmate who escaped prison bus

May. 13, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a Texas inmate serving a life sentence for murder who escaped from a transport bus after stabbing the driver. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped custody Thursday after he overpowered the driver, whose injuries were not...

Coroner IDs inmates who died in same unit at S Carolina jail

May. 13, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A coroner identified Friday two inmates who died in the same unit of a local jail in South Carolina the day before. Authorities said Allan Lindsay Zack, 36, and Randy Eugene Broome, 45, were found unconscious by Greenville County jail employees around 4 p.m....

2 inmates found dead in same unit at jail in South Carolina

May. 12, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two inmates were found dead Thursday in the same unit of a local jail in South Carolina, authorities said. Staff at the Greenville County jail found the inmates unconscious around 4 p.m. and paramedics pronounced them dead, the Greenville County Coroner's...

Texas authorities: Prisoner stabs guard, escapes from bus

May. 12, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped from a transport bus Thursday after stabbing the driver, setting off a search in a rural county between Dallas and Houston, authorities said. Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching an...