Tag: Prisons

Fighting among prison gangs in Ecuador kills 18, dozens hurt

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QUITO, Ecuador — Rival gangs of inmates fought in two prisons in Ecuador, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens, authorities said Thursday....

Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — One of two Iowa prison nurses fired for accidentally giving dozens of inmates large overdoses of the coronavirus vaccine is...

Investigators question warden at California women’s prison

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Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women’s prison in California and searched his office on Thursday, weeks after a former correctional officer...

2 guards taken hostage by inmates at prison in Sweden

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STOCKHOLM — Two prison guards have been taken hostage at a Swedish penitentiary, with officials saying Wednesday that two inmates have barricaded themselves in...

St. Joseph County Jail kept 2 inmates past their sentences

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A software problem kept at least two inmates in the St. Joseph County Jail longer than their sentences required in...

American father, son sent to Japan prison in Ghosn escape

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TOKYO — A Tokyo court handed down prison terms for the American father and son accused of helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, escape...

Deal over prisoner care tossed over Arizona’s noncompliance

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PHOENIX — A judge threw out a 6-year-old legal settlement requiring Arizona to improve health care for thousands of prisoners, saying corrections officials have...

Tennessee inmate found dead after execution date request

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee death row inmate Stephen Hugueley has died three days after the state filed a motion to set his execution date....

Italy’s premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

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ROME — Italy’s premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation...

Solicitor: Data dump prolongs jail death investigation

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina prosecutor investigating the jail death of a mentally ill Black man said Wednesday that the sheriff's office has...