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HOUSTON (CBSNews) -- A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison Friday (Mar. 23) after trying to sell his 4-year-old daughter for sex on Craigslist in Texas, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. Andrew Turley, 30, was convicted of trafficking of a child and compelling prostitution of a ...
Windsor -- A bill introduced in the House to create a commission comprised of Windsor town officials and residents that would study and make a recommendation for reusing the closed prison has moved to the Senate but with completely different language. Instead of a commission with Windsor taking ...

Aracely Meza held the child's limp body in her arms as worshipers looked on. She spoke loudly into a microphone, chanting words in Spanish as she stroked the child's hair and rubbed something on his forehead. The scene captured in a video was a ceremony to resurrect the lifeless 2-year-old boy.
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes a heart shape as he meets with supporters for a rally on a farm in Nova Erechim in southern Brazil, Sunday, March 25, 2018. The former leader is leading polls for October's presidential election, but is likely to be barred from running and judges ... protest
A Taiwanese human rights group says the wife of a jailed pro-democracy activist will visit him in prison in China this week. The Taiwan Association for Human rights said Lee Ching-yu left Taiwan on Monday to see her husband Lee Ming-che in prison in central China. The group said Lee Ching-yu ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A package of contraband covered in grass clippings that was dropped by a drone at a Panhandle prison is one of the most recent examples of inmates using advanced technology to smuggle illegal items behind prison walls. The News-Journal reports that authorities are ...

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says five staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights had to be treated at a hospital after an inmate melee. Department of Corrections spokesperson Sarah Fitzgerald tells the Pioneer Press that the workers were treated and released in ...
According to the Millington Police Department, they were not made aware of the escaped inmates until it was brought to their attention Saturday night. Millington Police told FOX13, when they were questioned about the escape around 9 p.m. Saturday night they contacted federal prison and they verified ...
Five Oak Park Heights prison staffers injured in melee, treated at a hospital ... The prison, with a population of up to 473 inmates, is the state's maximum security facility, according to its website. “Most of the offenders housed here are classified as maximum custody or extreme risks to the public,” the website ...
A Wisconsin man who authorities said posted an advertisement on Craigslist in Texas to sell his then-4-year-old daughter for sex has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Andrew James Turley was sentenced Friday after a jury in Harris County, Texas, convicted him of trafficking a child and compelling ...
CANON CITY, Colo (KKTV) - Authorities are asking the public to keep their eyes peeled for an escaped inmate from a prison in Canon City. Robert Roberts, 22, escaped from minimum security prison facility Skyline Correctional Center Sunday. He was last seen in dark green inmate clothing near the river ...
AdvocAid runs literacy classes in the prison with an educational charity, EducAid, and the support of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service. One of the women who attends the classes, Serah, said: 'I choose to learn because in society, if you cannot read or write, you are left out, and I know that once I am ...
A package of contraband covered in grass clippings that was dropped by a drone at a Panhandle prison is one of the most recent examples of inmates using advanced ... Officials say drones plague prisons across the nation, and most corrections departments are trying to keep up with new technology.
Wolf's statement comes just over a week after Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said that he would be "unopposed" to the rapper's release from prison on bail. Meek Mill, currently serving a two-to-four year sentence, has been jailed since November. "I support D.A. Larry Krasner's position in the ...
Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and #NeverAgain activist David Hogg told Axios' Mike Allen on Friday that his high school is "like a prison" since the shooting last month, with increased security and safety measures. Why it matters: What many Republicans have been advocating for is increased security in schools, ...
Criminal justice advocates have been working hard to abolish cash bail schemes and dismantle the prison industrial complex. And one of the many tools touted as an alternative to incarceration is electronic monitoring or “EM”: a form of digital incarceration, often using a wrist bracelet or ankle “shackle” that ...
Prohibit an individual from knowingly operating a drone that interferes with the operations of a key facility. A violation would be a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a $2,500 fine. Expand the list of law enforcement people who can't be interfered with by a person operating a drone to include ...

In July 2004 he was transferred to Albolote (Granada), and four years later to Herrera de La Mancha (Ciudad Real), a maximum-security prison that also held a significant number of ETA convicts until the Spanish government began a policy of scattering terrorists in prisons throughout the territory. In the ...
Ritchie has advocated for other prison contraband reform measures this year as well. She recently spoke at a Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Public Protection to discuss how low staffing levels and the ability of inmates to easily smuggle contraband into prisons and jails puts correction officers and ...
A Tennessee man cleared of a rape and burglary conviction after spending 31 years in prison was awarded $1 million by the Tennessee Board of Claims ... He was released from prison in 2009 because of new DNA evidence that cleared him of rape and burglary charges handed down in Memphis in 1978.
The project, first floated in 2005 and backed by a powerful congressman, calls for a high-security prison and a minimum-security prison camp on 570 acres of land at a cost of $444 million. The money has been approved by the federal Bureau of Prisons and received approval in the latest congressional ...
Lake Elsinore correctional guard at Victorville prison charged with sexual abuse of female inmates ... He has worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons at several California locations since August 2012, and he was assigned to the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville in 2016. In a criminal complaint ...
A report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons in 2017 showed that living conditions are filthy. Prisoners lack basic sanitary supplies. The daily food budget per prisoner is £2.02. I spent nine years working in prison psychology and witnessed the human consequences of our prison conditions at first hand. They are ...
For at least the fifth time since 2016, an inmate from Gaston Correctional Center is on the run. Inmate Thomas Walker, 41,was reported missing Thursday night from the minimum-custody prison in Dallas, according to a N.C. Department of Public Safety release. He was last seen near the prison at around ...
... a contraband phone from inside his prison cell,” Pak said in an emailed statement. “He made a further claim that he committed a murder in another state. Prisoners with illegal phones and similar devices inside our prisons pose a serious problem that threatens the safety and security of employees and the ...
AUGUSTA – Attorneys for laid-off workers at the Downeast Correctional Facility are demanding that the LePage administration reopen the prison Friday following a judge's ruling that officials illegally closed the facility. In a letter sent Thursday, attorney Jeffrey Neil Young pointed out that Kennebec County ...
A repeat drunken driver's death at an Idaho prison is shining a light on a complex system used by many U.S. prisons to determine who will share a cell with ... faced by corrections officials across the U.S. in determining housing assignments for ever-evolving inmate populations at often-overcrowded prisons.
Exponents of the "humane prison" philosophy believe that if prisons mimic the conditions of normal life, as far as is possible, offenders have a greater chance of successful reintegration into society, and less chance of re-offending. More from Europe. Humane prison to bring Greenland's most dangerous ...
Nearly 50 women in a housing unit at Michigan's only women's prison have been suffering from a mysterious rash for weeks. Prison officials say no new cases have emerged after the Gladwin units at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility near Ypsilanti were quarantined for two to three days, but they ...
For Timothy Jones to obtain a new driver's license — his first in 14 years — it required a payment of $1,500 in old fines, a month of nearly daily calls to multiple courts throughout the state, a birth certificate, a prison release statement and a copy of his old ID. "That was it," Jones, 33, says with a laugh.
One day after the mother of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill publicly asked District Attorney Larry Krasner to help free her son from jail, prosecutors answered the call. “The office is not opposed to him being out on bail,” Krasner spokesman Ben Waxman told NBC10. In a motion filed Wednesday in Common ...
... prison histories with their earnings and the earnings of their parents. A few years ago, such a study wouldn't have been possible. But beginning in 2012, the federal government started requiring state governments and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to report data on prisoners in their custody to the IRS.
Three Republican lawmakers Wednesday called for a public hearing and “full transparency” to assess allegations of poor health care in state prisons. “Today we are asking lawmakers in this building to call for a public hearing in front of the Public Health Committee, to have full transparency with respect to ...
PUEBLO — A man who entered a last-second guilty plea to allegations that he fatally stabbed another man 61 times at their Colorado home has been sentenced to life in prison. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that 37-year-old Jeffrey Sylvia was sentenced on Wednesday for first-degree murder after ...
Cox began his latest prison stint in 2015, after police caught him trying to get a friend's vehicle out of a privately owned field, where it was stuck. That was both a probation violation — he wasn't allowed to drive because of a previous drunken driving conviction — and a new crime, because he was drunk.
No one knows how many people wrongfully convicted of crimes are in prison, but last year 139 of them were exonerated. That's a drop from 2016, when there were 171 such cases. The numbers released today by the National Registry of Exonerations shows that Texas still led the nation with 23 exonerees ...
In 2015, prison directors and lawmakers from North Dakota traveled to see Norway's prisons for themselves. The trip was part of a program that takes state officials to visit the country, which has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world. When the leaders returned, North Dakota slowly began making ...
Corrections officer assaulted at site of fatal prison attack ... Two top administrators at Pasquotank Correctional were suspended in January after a scathing review of prison operations by the National Institute of Corrections, ... Prisons statewide also have toughened the penalties for inmates who violate rules.
Between 2009 and 2016, the men's prison system population decreased by more than 8,500 inmates, while the number of women in Texas prisons went up more than 500. “The vast majority of women in Texas prisons have extensive trauma histories, and most of them are mothers,” Lindsey Linder, a policy ...
Students: Read the entire article, then tell us: — Based on Ms. Hinton's article, what do you think she believes is the purpose of prison? What does she think prison should do for society? For incarcerated people? — Do you think prisons should provide incarcerated people with access to education programs ...
PHOENIX (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say two Arizona men have been sentenced to long prison terms for a telemarketing scheme that victimized about 4,000 people including nearly 100 Missouri residents. They say 48-year-old Michael McNeill received a 10-year prison sentence while Joshua Flynn was ...
It all came to a crashing end Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Chicago as Patel was sentenced to 25 years in prison for one of the most brazen swindles in recent memory, a scam that stretched from Orlando to Milwaukee and damaged hundreds of small banks and municipal investment portfolios in its ...
According to the nonprofit Vera Institute, nearly 60 percent of women in state prisons across the country have a history of physical or sexual abuse and 82 percent of women in jail have drug or alcohol abuse dependence. A report by the nonprofit report found several ways that incarceration further ...
West Valley City man sentenced to prison for fatally shooting his friend in the back. An argument over a ... Monday, during an emotional hearing, Christopher Bonds, 27, was sentenced to up to life at the Utah State Prison for the death of Byron “Cheese” Williams, who was 25 at the time of the Nov. 20, 2016 ...
The notorious 'pharma bro' Shkreli first gained infamy for raising the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent while running the company then known as Turing Pharmaceuticals. Shkreli already has been ordered to forfeit almost $7.4 million, and give up his ownership of a one-of-a-kind ...
An officer at the Shelby County Division of Corrections observed visitor Sarah Griffin give a bag of Doritos to grandson, inmate Cody Clements, according to a report. The officer immediately asked Clements to hand over the bag, and Clements allegedly grabbed a small object out of the bag before giving it ...
What is clear is that Gauke's and Rory Stewart's “back to basics” rhetoric means a return to the years of “prison works”. £14m has been found for a purported “gang crackdown” but nothing for education, healthcare or rehabilitation. It is these, not “Eliot Ness” posturing, that will determine whether prisons ...
Researchers from the Bureau of Prisons emulated this model when they created a prison college project in the 1960s. It allowed incarcerated people throughout the country to serve their sentences at a single site, designed like a college campus, and take classes full-time. Although the project was never ...
There's a lot to think about before you dive the sunken ruins of a prison, especially during winter. But the Finnish urban explorers Tanja Palmunen and Kimmo Parhiala thrive on such logistics. Known together as Abandoned Nordic, for the past two and a half years they've been traveling across Northern ...
His warden approved the request, but officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons turned him down, saying his “life expectancy is currently indeterminate.” Congress created compassionate release as a way to free certain inmates, such as the terminally ill, when it becomes “inequitable” to keep them in prison ...


 

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