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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Missouri Carries Out Eighth Execution This Year

Washington (AFP) — Missouri put to death a convicted murderer early Wednesday, the eighth death-row inmate executed there so far this year in a grim record among U.S. states. Earl Ringo, a 40-year-old African American sentenced to death for a 1998 murder during an armed robbery at the restaurant where he worked, was pronounced dead […]

September 10, 2014

Supreme Court Leaves California In Charge Of Disabled Inmates

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a states’ rights appeal from California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday, leaving in place a judge’s order that requires state officials to monitor each of about 2,000 disabled prisoners who are held in county jails. Without comment, the justices refused […]

June 9, 2014

Florida Jail Explosion Kills Two Inmates, Injures Dozens

Miami (AFP) – At least two inmates were killed and more than 100 people injured when an apparent explosion destroyed part of a jail in the southern U.S. state of Florida, officials said Thursday. The blast “resulted in a partial building collapse” at Escambia County Central Booking Facility in Pensacola, Florida, officials said on the […]

May 1, 2014

Iraq Empties Abu Ghraib Prison As Jihadists, Troops Clash

By Pol O Gradaigh and Kadhem Al-Attabi BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near the capital Baghdad for security reasons and evacuated all its prisoners, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The complex’s 2,400 inmates had been moved to other prisons in northern and central Iraq, the announcement said, without specifying […]

April 15, 2014