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Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

Convicted killer slain in California prison attack

Nov. 15, 2022 18:35 PM EST

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate serving a life sentence has died after he was attacked with hand-made weapons by two other prisoners, state corrections officials said Tuesday. William Quintero, 47, was attacked Monday in a recreation yard at Centinela State...

Inmate killed after being assaulted in prison

Nov. 15, 2022 14:48 PM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A 32-year-old man died Monday after being assaulted by another inmate at a state prison, authorities said. Kenneth Earl Ray II was killed at William Donaldson Correctional Facility after sustaining “sharp force injuries during a reported assault by another...

Philippine prisons chief charged in journalist's killing

Nov. 07, 2022 05:57 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities filed murder complaints on Monday against the top prisons official and an aide, accusing them of masterminding the killing of a radio commentator in an elaborate crime they said showed that the country's prisons system had been turned into a...

US jails rife with violence, abuse and overcrowding

Nov. 04, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

In California, lawyers accused staff at the Los Angeles County jail of chaining mentally ill detainees to chairs for days at a time. In West Virginia, people held in the Southern Regional Jail sued the state, saying they found urine and semen in their food. In Missouri, detainees in the St. Louis...

Records: Lying officers unpunished in 2018 inmate death

Oct. 30, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three former Illinois prison guards face life behind bars after the 2018 fatal beating of a 65-year-old inmate in a case marked by the unpunished lies of other correctional officers who continue to get pay raises, records obtained by The Associated Press and court...

Oklahoma sues federal prisons for inmate it wants to execute

Oct. 27, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons for custody of a state death row inmate whom the bureau is refusing to hand over, with the state saying the man's scheduled execution cannot be carried out in December if he's not returned soon. A federal lawsuit...

Death sentence upheld for killer with gender dysphoria claim

Oct. 19, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the death sentence Wednesday for an inmate who argued her attorneys didn’t properly raise in her defense trauma she experienced, including gender dysphoria. The court ruled 6-1 to uphold Victoria Drain’s conviction and death...

State prisoner killed after attack in cell in SE Michigan

Oct. 19, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state prisoner in southeastern Michigan apparently was attacked and killed, authorities said. The death occurred Tuesday at the prison in Macomb County's Lenox Township. The man was discovered when authorities went to the cell to...

California guard gets 12 year prison term for killing inmate

Oct. 17, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California correctional officer was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison on Monday for causing the death of an inmate in 2016 and pepper-spraying another because he thought it was “funny." Arturo Pacheco, 40, was escorting a 65-year-old...