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Israel return ex-prisoner weeks after ending hunger strike

Dec. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli authorities freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner on Sunday, two weeks after striking a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, said a prisoner rights group. Kayed Fasfous, 32, had remained in an Israeli hospital...

Project documents Black man banned by Mississippi university

Dec. 05, 2021 12:13 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Some University of Southern Mississippi students are working on a project to document the story of a Black man who was barred from attending the university in the 1950s. Clyde Kennard was denied entry between 1955 and...

Indiana inmate dies amid prison Legionnaires disease cases

Dec. 03, 2021 15:53 PM EST

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana prison inmate has died after being among those confirmed ill with Legionnaire’s disease amid an outbreak of the bacterial lung infection at the facility, state prison officials said. The inmate from the Pendleton Correctional...

Nurse gets 10 years for sex assault of incapacitated woman

Dec. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EST

A former Arizona nurse was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth. Nathan Sutherland received the maximum punishment called for under his agreement to plead guilty...

Legionnaires outbreak reported at central Indiana prison

Dec. 02, 2021 12:37 PM EST

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana prison is facing an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, with five inmates either testing positive for the bacterial lung infection or with probable cases, officials said. State correction and health officials are working to...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Dec. 01, 2021 14:03 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 27, 2021. Editorial: New penitentiaries, same old hellholes Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report alleging constitutional violations in the Alabama prison system. DOJ cited overcrowding in the state’s...

California now limits medical parole to those on ventilators

Nov. 30, 2021 14:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons. Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to...

Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons

Nov. 26, 2021 22:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a...

Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

Nov. 24, 2021 16:48 PM EST

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — A former Army officer and Detroit native who reported in 2005 that military prisoners in the Middle East were being beaten and abused by U.S. soldiers has died. Major Ian Fishback of Newberry, Michigan, died suddenly Nov. 19, according to his...

Noem names new leadership at Department of Corrections

Nov. 24, 2021 16:35 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday appointed a new interim cabinet secretary overseeing the state's prison system, as well as named a warden for the State Penitentiary. The Republican governor said that the previous interim Secretary of...