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California inmate charged with attempted murder in attack on Kristin Smart's killer

Dec. 06, 2023 21:02 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A twice-convicted killer has been charged with attempted murder for a prison yard attack on a fellow inmate convicted of the high-profile killing of California college student Kristin Smart, who vanished 27 years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday. ...

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is freed from prison on humanitarian grounds

Dec. 06, 2023 19:17 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori was released from prison Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, despite a request from a regional human rights court to delay his release. Fujimori, 85, was serving a 25-year sentence in connection with the slayings of 25...

US Coast Guard service members don't feel safe, new review says. Officials are promising changes

Dec. 06, 2023 19:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard officials are promising reforms after an internal review sparked by reports of sexual assault and harassment found that “too many” of its members don't feel safe and trust in leadership is eroding. The wide-ranging 90-day review, released...

Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori is released from prison on humanitarian grounds despite regional court’s opposition

Dec. 06, 2023 18:34 PM EST
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori is released from prison on humanitarian grounds despite regional court’s opposition.

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 06, 2023 07:18 AM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 29, 2023. Editorial: Numbers alone point to need for criminal justice reform For the last 10 years, there has been an awful lot of talk about criminal justice reform in Mississippi, but very little action. Alesha Judkins,...

Generation after generation, Israeli prison marks a rite of passage for Palestinian boys

Dec. 06, 2023 04:26 AM EST

NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — For all Palestinian parents, Marwan Tamimi said, there comes a moment they realize they're powerless to protect their children. For the 48-year-old father of three, it came in June, when Israeli forces fired a large rubber bullet that struck the head of...

Illinois scraps plan for building migrant winter camp due to toxic soil risk

Dec. 05, 2023 18:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration announced Tuesday that it is scrapping plans for a temporary winter camp for migrants in Chicago, citing the risk of contaminants at the former industrial site. The setback comes as Chicago struggles to house more than 24,000...

St. Louis prosecutor who replaced progressive says he's 'enforcing the laws' in first 6 months

Dec. 05, 2023 15:58 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecution of violent crime in St. Louis is rising sharply in the six months since an embattled progressive prosecutor was replaced by an appointed circuit attorney, according to the prosecutor's office. Gabe Gore said Tuesday that his office has prosecuted 45%...

Justice Department, jail reach settlement that ensures inmates' rights to opioid medications

Dec. 05, 2023 12:24 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Inmates at an eastern Kentucky jail are guaranteed access to medication for opioid use disorder under a settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and the Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority, U.S. Attorney Carlton S. Shier announced. The Americans with...

Judges reject call for near ban on Hague prison visits for 3 former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters

Dec. 04, 2023 12:54 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — International judges on Monday rejected a demand by prosecutors for a nearly complete ban on prison visits for three former Kosovo Liberation Army leaders on trial at The Hague for war crimes. Kosovo ex-President Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary Speaker...