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    By EVENS SANON, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders, Arnel Joseph, was killed on Friday, a day after he and dozens of other inmates in a prison breakout that left at least eight people dead, including the prison director, authorities said. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that Joseph was riding on a motorcycle through the Artibonite area in the town of L’Estère when he was spotted by a police checkpoint. He said Joseph pulled out a gun and exchanged gunfire with police. Desrosiers said the unidentified driver of the motorcycle was injured but fled. Joseph ruled Village de Dieu, or Village of God, a shantytown in downtown Port-au-Prince, and other communities, including some in Artibonite, which is Haiti’s largest department and located north of the capital. He had been Haiti’s most wanted fugitive until his arrest in 2019. Some suspect...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of Haiti’s most powerful gang leaders, Arnel Joseph, was killed on Friday, a day after he and dozens of other inmates in a prison breakout that left at least eight people dead, including the prison director, authorities said. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that Joseph was riding on a motorcycle through the Artibonite area in the town of L’Estère when he was spotted by a police checkpoint. He said Joseph pulled out a gun and exchanged gunfire with police. Desrosiers said the unidentified driver of the motorcycle was injured but fled. Joseph ruled Village de Dieu, or Village of God, a shantytown in downtown Port-au-Prince, and other communities, including some in Artibonite, which is Haiti’s largest department and located north of the capital. He had been Haiti’s most wanted fugitive until his arrest in 2019. Some suspect the jailbreak was aimed at...
    The number of inmates killed in prison riots in Ecuador this week rose to 79 Wednesday, government officials confirmed. Ecuador’s national prison agency (SNAI) reported 37 inmates were killed in two prison riots in the city of Guayaquil, 34 were killed in a prison riot in Cuenca, and 8 were killed in a prison riot in Latacunga. All four prison riots were connected to an intra-prison power struggle between rival gangs, according to Ecuadorian government officials. Ecuador’s federal government deployed hundreds of police officers and military personnel to four prisons on February 23 after riots sparked within the facilities’ maximum security wings on the night of February 22. The maximum-security wings of Ecuadorian prisons primarily house inmates linked to serious crimes such as killings, drug trafficking, and extortion. “Thanks to the actions carried out between this institution and the National Police, the situation … is under control,” SNAI said in...
    AT least 79 inmates have been killed after mass brawls broke out across four jails in Ecuador after a gang leader was murdered. Riot police and the military have been deployed to break up the fights, which first started on Tuesday. 4Inmates were seen on the roof of El Turi jail in CuencaCredit: EPA 4Families of inmates watch on in horrorCredit: Reuters The blood-thirsty scraps were prompted by a battle of control of the jails after a gang leader was killed in December. Turi prison saw the most deadly of fights, where 34 people were killed. There were also fatalities in two prisons in the city of Guayaquil and in a jail in Latacunga. There was also a fourth jail that saw inmates turn on each other. Pictures of one of the prisons showed inmates on the roof, surrounded by police. All those killed were inmates, officials said. DEADLY CLASHES...
    More than 50 inmates have been confirmed dead following a series of riots at three prisons in Ecuador, authorities announced. The uprisings were reported Tuesday morning after several criminal groups battling for control inside the penitentiary systems clashed, the Ecuador National Police said via a statement.  Images from the bloody carnage that were posted on social media showed several prisoners posing with the severed heads of their rivals while several bodies of dead inmates were lying on top of each other. A video recorded by a detainee also captured the gruesome moment a prisoner repeatedly stabbed another inmate with a butcher's knife.  At least 38 prisoners died during a rebellion in the B wing of the Turi Social Rehabilitation Center in the southern city of Cuenca, according to Ecuador's Attorney General's Office.    WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT  The body of an inmate lies inside a cell at one of the three prisons...
    More On: inmates Rep. Cori Bush faces backlash over support for inmates at riot St. Louis prisoners smash windows, light fires in third jail melee New York inmates can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine Florida inmate freed in ‘error’ on his birthday One Indiana correction officer is dead and another seriously hurt after an inmate — who was serving time for three murders — attacked them, according to authorities and a new report. The assault happened around 2:40 p.m. Sunday in a common area at the maximum-security Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana State Police said in a news release.  The officers were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City, where one was pronounced dead and the other was listed in serious condition. Authorities did not immediately identify them. Tymetri Campbell, 38, faces several preliminary charges including murder, according to state police.  He is serving a 130-year...
    A riot that occurred this Tuesday in the Tacumbú prison (in Asunción), the largest prison in Paraguay, left at least six dead inmates, reported the prosecutor who entered the prison complex after the release of the 18 guards who had been taken hostage by a group of prisoners. Prosecutor Giovani Grisetti told reporters outside the prison that the bodies were transferred to the judicial morgue and that the verification of the pavilions was going to continue until “late at night”, so He did not rule out that there may be more deaths. The agent of the Public Ministry did not offer further details about the conditions of the bodies, but sources from the Volunteer Firefighters cited by the media indicated that some may be beheaded. Relatives of prisoners, on the outskirts of the Tacumbú prison.NATHALIA AGUILAR / EFE The prosecutor entered the building to inspect the jail where the riot...
    ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a West Texas man who was killed in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies late last year as they pursued him for allegedly violating his parole. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis on Tuesday identified the man as Remigio Pineda, who was on parole for having a controlled substance and a gun, the Odessa American reported. In 2015, Pineda, of Odessa, was among the survivors of a prison bus crash that left two correctional officers and eight inmates dead. Pineda was killed on Dec. 10 after a high-speed chase with deputies. Griffis said Pineda fired six shots of the deputies after getting out of the car and fleeing on foot. One deputy was injured and taken to a hospital. Deputies fatally shot the 40-year-old as he was trying to clear a jam in his semi-automatic pistol, Griffis said. Griffis didn’t respond...
    The lawyer for Alfred Trenkler (pictured in 2006) who is serving life in prison for killing one officer and leaving another maimed, has filed for a compassion release The lawyer for a Boston bomber who is serving life in prison for killing one officer and leaving another maimed for life has filed for a compassion release due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Arizona facility where he's being held after 900 inmates were infected by the virus and another nine died.  Alfred Trenkler is being held at the US Penitentiary Tucson where, according to his lawyer, Nancy Gertner, 900 prisoners have been infected with the coronavirus.  According to the Boston Herald, Gertner wrote in her motion that nine prisoners have also died and a 'compassionate release is warranted on this basis alone'. Trenkler is serving out his life sentence after he was convicted in 1994 of an October 1991...
    In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. In November 2020, California voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether the famously progressive state has become too lenient. Proposition 20 would amend criminal sentencing and supervision laws enacted during the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown that critics say are too favorable to criminals, while Proposition 25 could overturn a 2018 law that eliminates cash bail AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File An inmate transfer in California's prison system caused a COVID-19 outbreak last year.  The outbreak happened at San Quentin State Prison and led to 2,000 COVID-19 cases.  The state's inspector general called the incident a "public health disaster" in a new report. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An inmate transfer organized...
    NEW YORK -- The warden brought in to clean up the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself has abruptly stepped down after a yearlong tenure marred by the rampant spread of the coronavirus, inmates' complaints about squalid conditions, a smuggled gun and an inmate's death.Marti Licon-Vitale, 54, quit the Metropolitan Correctional Center this week. Her abrupt departure came about a week after staff at the jail left an inmate - whose lawyer says he has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old child - in a holding cell for 24 hours while awaiting a competency evaluation, a violation of prison system regulations.And in the last few weeks, a correctional officer at the facility had also reported sexual misconduct by a superior, which officials at the jail delayed reporting to senior Bureau of Prisons officials, according to three people familiar with the matter.The people could not discuss the matter publicly and...
    Dustin John Higgs, 48, was executed by lethal injection on Friday but new reports claim it was rushed through by a mystery execution team who carry out three in a week The federal execution of convicted murderer Dustin John Higgs had been fast-tracked due to a discount deal with a mystery killing squad, according to new reports.  Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1.23am on Saturday after receiving a lethal injection of pentobarbital in the federal death chamber at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.  The prison had allegedly rushed to carry out the execution Saturday after receiving a cost-saving offer from the unidentified killing team to carry out three in a week, according to The Sun.   It marked the third federal execution at Terre Haute in four days, after womb raider Lisa Montgomery was put to death on Wednesday and convicted drug trafficker Corey Johnson on Thursday.  Higgs...
    Despite repeated assurances that corrections officials have made progress in controlling spread of the coronavirus, California prisons are in the midst of a deadly surge. At least 46 inmates have died from COVID-19 since Dec. 25, along with two staff members. They include one of America’s most prolific serial killers, Samuel Little, and Officer George Solis, a husband and father of two who died on Christmas Day. “The prison system is not doing their part to keep them safe,” said Terressa Johnson, whose sister is an inmate at the women’s facility in Chowchilla, where there are more than 300 active cases. “In the last six months, it’s gotten worse.” More than 160 people have died in the prison system from causes attributed to COVID-19, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, with nearly 44,000 infected. Since a crackdown on staff safety protocols in recent weeks, active infections have...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who killed himself in a Spokane County Jail in 2018 is suing the county, saying its public defender’s office was not properly trained to deal with people with mental health issues. The family said in their lawsuit that the death of Chris Rogers, 24, could have been prevented, The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday. Rogers hanged himself in his jail cell on Jan. 3, 2018. He had schizophrenia and believed that a Martian would kill his family if he did not kill himself, the newspaper said. Rogers had been arrested in November 2017 after he escaped from a mental health treatment facility and stole a car. His family is suing both the county and NaphCare, the company that provides mental health evaluations for inmates. “They don’t want to see this happen to anyone else with mental health issues,” said Josh Maurer,...
    COVID-19 has killed 16 members of prison staff since the beginning of the pandemic, shocking new figures reveal. A further 2,000 prison workers are off sick with the virus, leaving jails housing dangerous criminals understaffed, it is claimed. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Covid has killed 16 prison staff and 2,000 are off sick with the virusCredit: PA:Press Association Data from the Prison Officers’ Association shows that eight per cent of all jail staff are currently not working due to the virus. Figures from Britain’s biggest trade union for prison workers also show that 55 inmates have died of coronavirus this year. And 66 jails are presently suffering from outbreaks of the virus, more than half of the 117 prisons operating in the UK. It comes as a 52-year-old prison officer based at Elmley Prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent...
    Ghislaine Maxwell has been entrusted with monitoring other inmates who might be suicidal, her lawyers have claimed in newly unsealed court papers. The suspect child sex trafficker and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly been handed the task at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she’s being held while she awaits trial. ‘She has been made a suicide watch inmate, which is the highest and most trusted responsibility that an inmate can have,’ attorneys Mark Cohen and Jeffrey Pagliuca wrote in a motion requesting her release to home confinement on a $28.5 million bail package, the NY Post reported. Maxwell’s lawyers have routinely complained about the ‘onerous’ jail conditions the 58-year-old has been subjected while at the facility, including claims that she herself is being woken up by guards with flashlights every 15 minutes to make sure she hasn’t killed herself. ‘It’s the height of irony that Ms....
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Twenty-nine inmates have been charged in connection with a South Carolina prison riot that left seven inmates dead and 22 injured in 2018, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday. The charges were filed against the inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, Attorney General Alan Wilson said at a news conference. He said three of the inmates were charged with murder, while others are facing charges including first-degree assault and battery by a mob resulting in death. The nearly eight hours of killings and chaos at the prison in April 2018 constituted the nation’s deadliest prison riot in nearly 25 years. All 1,200 inmates were put on lockdown for weeks after the unrest at the high-security prison, which houses violent offenders and inmates with demonstrated behavioral issues. Prosecutors said the violence that night erupted between rival gangs after an inmate was killed. Gang members at the...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-nine inmates have been charged in connection with a South Carolina prison riot that left seven inmates dead and 22 injured in 2018, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday. The charges were filed against the inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, Attorney General Alan Wilson said at a news conference. He said three of the inmates were charged with murder, while others are facing charges including first-degree assault and battery by a mob resulting in death. The nearly eight hours of killings and chaos at the prison in April 2018 constituted the nation’s deadliest prison riot in nearly 25 years. All 1,200 inmates were put on lockdown for weeks after the unrest at the high-security prison, which houses violent offenders and inmates with demonstrated behavioral issues. Prosecutors said the violence that night erupted between rival gangs after an inmate was killed. Gang members at the...
    Six inmates were killed and 35 injured as guards opened fire during a Sri Lankan prison riot on Sunday, officials said. The prisoners created “unrest” and tried to take control of Mahara prison, located about 10 miles from the country’s capital of Colombo, according to police spokesman Ajith Rohana. Rohana said the unrest devolved into “a prison riot” with inmates also trying to escape. Guards attempting to control the situation eventually opened fire, said Rohana. Two guards were also critically injured in the riot. Mahara is one of several Sri Lankan prisons in recent weeks to experience pandemic-related unrest as COVID-19 cases surge in the facilities. Over 1,000 inmates in five prisons in the country have tested positive for coronavirus, and at least two have died from the illness. Roughly 50 prison guards have tested positive for the bug. Sri Lankan prisons are severely overcrowded with more than 26,000...
    FOLSOM (CBS13) – An inmate at California State Prison – Sacramento was shot and killed by corrections officers on Wednesday when he and three others were allegedly trying to kill another inmate. The shooting happened around 9 a.m., just after 34-year-old Martin Pacheco and fellow inmates Gustavo Reyes, and Angel Torres attacked inmate Paul Solis with makeshift weapons, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  When they ignored correctional officers’ repeated orders to stop, officers used chemical agents and shot at the inmates, hitting Pacheco in the back. Medical personnel performed life-saving measures on Pacheco and Solis. Pacheco was pronounced dead at 9:32 a.m. Solis suffered six stab wounds and was taken to an outside hospital to be treated for his injuries, say authorities. Pacheco was serving a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for attempted first-degree murder with a 25-year enhancement...
    Ghislaine Maxwell is being woken up every 15 minutes in her cell to make sure she has not killed herself, as her lawyer claims she is being treated worse than inmates convicted of terrorism and murder. The suspected child sex trafficker and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn while she awaits trial. The 48-year-old has a flash light shone into her cell every 15 minutes to make sure she is still breathing, after Epstein died despite being on suicide watch. Ghislaine Maxwell is being woken up every 15 minutes in her cell to make sure she has not killed herself Her lawyer Bobbi Sternheim said she has no history of mental health issues or suicidal ideation and no criminal history.  The filing states: 'She is overmanaged under conditions more restrictive than inmates housed in 10South, the most restrictive unit in the...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nine prisoners were killed when rival gangs clashed with knives Friday in one of the Philippines’ most overcrowded prisons, officials said. It was not immediately clear what set off the violence between the Sputnik and Commando gangs before dawn at New Bilibid Prison in metropolitan Manila. Seven other inmates were wounded in the clash, Bureau of Corrections spokesman Gabriel Chaclag said. He said an investigation was underway and those who were involved in the fighting would be punished. The Philippines has some of the world’s most notoriously overcrowded jails. A Philippine president once said that imprisonment in the squalor and violence of the country’s prisons was worse than death. In 2005, 27 inmates, including detained Muslim militants from the brutal Abu Sayyaf group, and a police officer were killed when police commandos quelled a jail uprising in metropolitan Manila. Ten inmates, including two Chinese drug suspects,...
    An inmate has been found dead with stab wounds at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, officials said. The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the apparent killing of Bobby Deangelo Hawthorne, 34, who was found in Unit 30 on Sunday afternoon, officials said in a news release. Hawthorne was serving an 18-year sentence for four convictions for drug trafficking and armed robbery in Harrison County. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton ruled Hawthorne’s death a homicide shortly after he was pronounced dead at the prison. Hawthorne is one of more than 80 inmates to die in Mississippi's prison system since late December. Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain said staff is making “every effort to reduce violence in (Mississippi's) prisons.” Officials are installing new video surveillance systems inside the units to monitor inmates, he said. The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Investigative Division, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and County...
    (CNN)An inmate at a Connecticut prison was confirmed dead this week after he was found with a cloth mask intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19 tied around his neck, according to the state Department of Correction. The inmate's death has been ruled a suicide, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told CNN. Resources for helpNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255) Trevor Lifeline1-866-488-7386 Trans LifelineUS: 1-877-565-8860Canada: 1-877-330-6366 Crisis Text LineText "741741" Daniel Ocasio, 32, was found just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, Connecticut, with a ligature tied around his neck, DOC spokesman Andrius Banevicius said in a statement sent to CNN."The ligature was made from the cloth mask issued to the offender population to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus," the statement said. Staff attempted to provide medical aid and called 911, the DOC said. Ocasio was taken to a local hospital where...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least 19 people were killed during a riot in the central prison in Somalia’s capital on Monday evening. Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf, spokesman for the police force in charge of prisons, told reporters the dead included 15 inmates and four guards. He said the situation is back to normal, but he gave no details. Gen. Mahad Abdirahman, commander of the custodial corps, told reporters that the violence started when an inmate grabbed an officer’s gun and went on a shooting spree. In the chaos, other inmates, including some sentenced on terrorism charges, recovered guns from fallen guards. The prison holds some members of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab. It was the first such riot at the prison in recent memory. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Daniel Lewis Lee, 47-year-old avowed white supremacist, was scheduled to be put to death on Monday for the 1996 murder of a family of three, including an eight-year-old girl in Arkansas Four death-row inmates, including a white supremacist, have been scheduled for execution by the Justice Department, and will be the first prisoners to be put to death since 2003. The Justice Department set new dates for executing the four men starting in mid-July following a months-long legal battle that held back the plan.  The inmates who will be executed include among them Daniel Lewis Lee, 48, an avowed white supremacist, convicted for the 1996 murder of a family of three, including an eight-year-old girl in Arkansas. Wesley Ira Purkey, 68, of Kansas, will be executed for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl and an 80-year-old woman. A third man scheduled for death is Dustin Lee Honken, 52, who...
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