Prisoners' health

March 15, 2018 - 11:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fire and corrections officials in the District of Columbia say over a dozen employees at the city's jail complex fell ill after a package that likely contained the powerful opioid fentanyl was opened. The Washington Post reported Thursday that four workers in the mail room were...
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March 12, 2018 - 9:50 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the upcoming execution of an Alabama inmate who they say was mentally ill when he moved to fire his lawyers and drop his appeals. Michael Eggers is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 2000 choking death of Bennie...
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March 03, 2018 - 3:41 pm
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say a twice convicted murderer whose November execution was halted when a vein couldn't be found to administer execution drugs has died of natural causes. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says 69-year-old Alva Campbell...
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FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman gives her victim impact statement in Lansing, Mich., during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes.Raisman filed the lawsuit in California on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 5:37 pm
Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar's abusive conduct was allowed to run unchecked for so long. Frustrated by what she considers a lack of progress, the six-time Olympic medalist is hoping...
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March 01, 2018 - 3:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts corrections officials say a transgender inmate should remain at a men's prison because transfer to a women's prison may cause problems. The transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a transfer. It says she was told she could be sent to a women's prison only...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold a hearing this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan has threatened to hold Ryan and another prison official in civil contempt of court and fine the state $1,000 for each instance of noncompliance in December and January. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for killing three of his neighbors in a Milwaukee apartment building. Dan Popp was sentenced Friday, about three months after he was convicted of first-degree intentional...
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Casey Pigge, charged with the Feb. 1, 2017, strangulation death of fellow inmate David Johnson on a prison transport van, two days after Pigge pleaded guilty to the Feb. 23, 2016, beating death of cellmate Luther Wade. Pigge, a three-time convicted killer, is one of the two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard, which happened Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. He was taken from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility after the attack and transferred to the state's Supermax prison in Youngstown, Joe Hale, a Scioto County assistant prosecutor, said Wednesday. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard is a three-time convicted killer who boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus. Prisoner Casey Pigge was taken from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility after Tuesday's attack and...
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This undated photo taken by Kimberly Perry shows Terrill Thomas, left, and his son Terrill Barnes. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records. The company is the latest defendant to face charges in the death of Thomas. (Kimberly Perry via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 5:44 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office charged Miami-based Armor Correctional...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2011, file photo convicted militant Muhammad Syarif Tarabubun, right, who was sentenced to 15 years for his role in a karaoke club attack that killed two Christians in Maluku islands, speaks during an interview outside of his cell in Porong Prison in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism, a new study has found, adding to years of warnings by experts that the country's prisons have become a jihadist training ground. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
February 09, 2018 - 3:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism in institutions that have become known as jihadist breeding grounds, a study has found. The research by University of...
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