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    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian militant group called off a hunger strike among dozens of prisoners held by Israel after nine days on Friday, saying its demands had been met. An Israeli official denied the claim. The Islamic Jihad group said Israeli authorities agreed to cancel financial penalties and the relocation of...
    Despite recently lowering its prison population by 30%, major disparities remain in New York prisons. Last week, the Sentencing Project released a paper detailing the racial and ethnic disparities in state prisons around the country. Authored by Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., “The Color of Justice” uses Bureau of Justice statistics and census data...
    Cristina Nichole Iglesias is seeking gender-affirming surgery after waiting for years. A transgender woman could receive the first ever gender-affirming surgery provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons if her court case, currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, is...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Crowds gathered Tuesday outside prisons around Myanmar, waiting for at least a glimpse of friends and relatives who were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-installed government, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, announced the amnesty covering more than 5,600 people on...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers represented by a powerful union while...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers represented by a powerful union while...
    SACRAMENTO — A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers represented by a powerful union while the court...
    A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers represented by a powerful union while the court weighs a...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Getting a prison under control requires the kind of training that correction officers say National Guard personnel do not have. Kevin Flanagan, the legislative liaison for the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union tells WBZ-TV’s I-Team, “with all due respect to the men and women of the National Guard, we have highly trained...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers represented by a powerful union while...
    (CNN)Nearly 60 years after Alabama stood in the national spotlight for its resistance in ending racial segregation in American schools, the state's current governor, Kay Ivey, signed into law earlier this month a string of bills that will use coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons.In a state where 28% of residents are Black, yet...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Getting a prison under control requires the kind of training that correction officers say National Guard personnel do not have. Kevin Flanagan, the legislative liaison for the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union tells the I-Team, “with all due respect to the men and woman of the National Guard, we have highly trained...
    (CNN)Black Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at nearly five times the rate of White Americans, according to a new report by The Sentencing Project.The report found that one in 81 Black adults per 100,000 people in the United States is serving time in a state prison, using data and projections from recent years from...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered the National Guard to help with possible staff shortages in the state’s prison system and COVID testing at schools. Baker issued the orders Tuesday afternoon. One will activate 250 members of the Guard to help the Department of Corrections, which could lose some positions by October...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more details behind some of their allegations. U.S. District Judge David Proctor, in a mixed ruling for the state Friday, agreed with state lawyers that...
    Russian spy agency commanders subjected their soldiers to serious sexual and physical abuse, activists say, in just the latest torture scandal to hit the country.  Major Oleg Panov, commander of a GRU squadron in Russia's Far East, has been arrested over the abuse along with deputy Captain Alexander Yerushevich. The pair are accused of abusing soldiers...
    Kim Chandler/Andrew Harnik/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.After years of searching for a way to finance a massive prison-building scheme, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has found her cash cow: Federal coronavirus aid. Under legislation signed by Ivey at the end of...
    (CNN)Daniel Villacís stood outside the morgue in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with photos of his three sons: David, Darwin, and Johnny, all killed last week during the deadliest prison riot in the country's history. His fourth son is alive but remains incarcerated in the same prison -- leaving him terrifyingly vulnerable, Villacis told CNN on Saturday. "He...
    LEAKED video has revealed the full horror of “torture conveyer belt” prisons in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The sickening footage appears to shows rape and mutilation in the hellhole jails and was leaked by anti-torture campaigners. 4One of the prisoners in the videoCredit: East2West 4The footage appears to show inmates being abusedCredit: East2West One video shows...
    The Gulagu.net project contains resources from the vast Russian prison system and has received more than 1,000 video files showing torture in prisons. On Monday, GulaguNet released a video showing a naked man being raped with a stick at a prison hospital treating tuberculosis patients. The one tied to the bed screams in pain. Gulagu.net...
    The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) has transferred 3,500 inmates and 1,500 staff to other facilities after closing three prisons because of a shortage of corrections officers. DOC Secretary Mark Inch is asking state lawmakers for $171 million to increase corrections officers’ starting salaries from $33,400 a year, or $16.70 per hour, to $41,600 annually,...
    Georgetown University in D.C. is now accepting applications for a new program that allows inmates in Maryland prisons to get a college education. The university will choose 25 inmates who will be transferred to Patuxent Institution in Jessup to enroll in the five-year program that begins in January 2022. “We are trying to contribute to...
    Alabama Gov. Kay IveyKay IveyAlabama governor pushes back on criticism for using COVID-19 funds to build prisons Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system Dozens of Republican governors call for meeting with Biden on border surge MORE (R) on Friday signed legislation enabling the state to use COVID-19 relief funds to build prisons....
    (CNN)Ecuador plans to pardon and commute thousands of sentences in order to free up space in the country's prisons following a deadly riot at a penitentiary in the coastal city of Guayaquil this week.The Director of Ecuador's prison agency SNAI, Bolivar Garzon, said on Friday that up to 2,000 inmates, including elderly people, women and...
    By Rebekah Riess and Devon M. Sayers | CNN Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Friday a number of prison infrastructure bills that will use coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state, calling it a “pivotal moment for the trajectory of our state’s criminal justice system.” Ivey, a Republican, had convened...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Friday a number of prison infrastructure bills that will use coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state, calling it a "pivotal moment for the trajectory of our state's criminal justice system."Ivey, a Republican, had convened a special session of the Alabama Legislature to...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build two super-size prisons, brushing off criticism from congressional Democrats that the money was not intended for such projects. In a bipartisan vote...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESSenate President Wilton Simpson has a message for state prison leaders: Shut down institutions if you want pay raises for overworked corrections officers. Simpson, in a phone interview Thursday with The News Service of Florida, blamed chronic staffing shortages and high turnover rates on corrections officials’ “lack of vision” and “myopia” in...
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey knows just how to spend pandemic relief money: Build new prisons. Makes perfect sense if you're a Republican. In the news today: A federal shutdown was avoided as Congress agreed to keep the government funded until December, but the debt ceiling fight still looms. Meanwhile, it's Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema...
    More Afghan evacuees will begin arriving in US next week Americans overestimate number of undocumented Latinos: poll © Provided by WBMA Birmingham The Senate finance committee approved an amendment Thursday to the $1.3 billion prison construction plan which would save the Hamilton Aged & Infirmed Center (HAIC) from closure.  Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, said...
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Democrats passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans called it liberal “pet projects” disguised as pandemic aid. But now that Republican governors and local leaders have the money in hand, they are using it for things on their wish lists, too. Alabama lawmakers are advancing a plan...
    Alabama has the highest death rate from COVID-19 in the United States. As of Sept. 29, 2021, a total 692,737 Americans have died of the virus. Alabama has had the ninth-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, with more than 16,000 for every 100,000 citizens. Alabama has had around 289 of every 100,000 residents die of the 2019 novel...
    At least 116 people were killed and 80 were injured Tuesday in an Ecuadorian prison riot that stood witness to five beheadings, said officials in the South American country. The bloodshed at the Litoral penitentiary in Guayaquil is being attributed to competing gangs linked to global drug cartels battling for prison control, authorities said....
    By GABRIELA MOLINA | The Associated Press QUITO, Ecuador  — A battle between gangs in a prison killed at least 116 people and injured 80 in what authorities are calling the worst penitentiary massacre in Ecuador’s history. At least five dead were reported beheaded, officials said Wednesday. President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency...
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president has declared a state of emergency in the prison system following a battle among gang members in a coastal lockup that killed at least 116 people and injured 80 in what authorities say was the worst prison bloodbath ever in the country. Officials said at least five of the...
    (CNN)Over 100 people have died in a prison massacre that erupted yesterday in Ecuador, the country's prison agency said Wednesday. At least 52 people were injured, it also said. The death toll represents a significant uptick from earlier estimates after Tuesday's bloody clashes at the Litoral Penitentiary, located on the outskirts of the coastal city...
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prisons bureau: Death toll in Ecuador penitentiary clash reaches ‘at least 100.’ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday headed toward swift approval of a prison construction package that would tap $400 million of the state’s pandemic relief funds to help pay for building three new lockups. The House of Representatives voted 74-26 for the $1.3 billion construction plan and 75-25 to use $400 million...
    (CNN)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is defending her proposal to use the state's allotment of coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state after receiving criticism from Democrats.Ivey, a Republican, on Monday convened a special session of the Alabama legislature to discuss how to fix what she has called a decades-long problem. As part...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Failing security cameras in federal prisons have allowed inmates to escape undetected and were at the center of the investigation when wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself behind bars in 2019. Now, lawmakers want to force the Bureau of Prisons to repair and upgrade security systems. “Blind spots, lost footage, and technical...
    Alabama Gov. Kay IveyKay IveyAlabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system Dozens of Republican governors call for meeting with Biden on border surge President Biden's vaccination plan is constitutional — and necessary MORE (R) is pushing back on Democratic criticism of her decision to use federal coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons...
    A federal judge ruled on Monday that California prison guards and other facility employees will be required to get COVID-19 vaccines in the next two weeks.  Judge Jon S. Tigar's ruling will impact 66,000 prison employees and any inmates working outside of the prisons, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.  "Defendants have undertaken significant measures...
    SACRAMENTO — A federal judge on Monday ordered that all employees entering California prisons be vaccinated or have a religious or medical exemption, as he tries to head off another coronavirus outbreak like the one that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year. Inmates who want in-person visits...
    A federal judge on Monday ordered that all correctional officers and staff entering California’s prisons be vaccinated. The judge sided with a federal court-appointed receiver overseeing the medical care there and rejected efforts to block it by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the prison guards union. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s order covers all 34 of...
    Alabama lawmakers are spearheading an effort to use coronavirus pandemic relief funds to help the state’s beleaguered prison system. State lawmakers opened a special session on Monday to consider a $1.3 billion construction plan that would use federal funds to partially finance building three new prisoners and renovating others, according to The Associated Press, after the...