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2 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

Women's prison oversight, new position meant to improve safety

An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Bad connection: Prison cell phone seizures rising as officials seek solution

Annual seizures of cellphones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.


Hillingdon Times

Call to tackle prison rape

An independent commission on sex in prison discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape. An independent commission on sex in prison, set up by charity t he Howard League for Penal Reform, discovered the rate of sex crimes in prisons in England and Wales is broadly similar to the United States.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Times of Israel

Islamic State called richest terror group of all time

The Islamic State organization, which once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, has become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a US intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, Middle East, National Defense University, Qatar

Daily Mail

'How awkward is it going to be tomorrow!': The Big Brother house...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next 'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a ... (more)


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WTOC-TV Savannah

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Bakersfield, CA,


Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement case

The former business manager of a Central Texas school district has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the district. Patty E. Smith was sentenced Friday in federal court in Austin and ordered to pay restitution for stealing the money from the Lohn school district, about 60 miles east of San Angelo.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

The Fresno Bee

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

The Navy said Saturday that it presumes the pilot is dead after failing to find him during a 36-hour search. The Navy declined to release the pilot's name pending notification of his family.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Boat Disaster, US Military Prisons, Naval Air Station Lemoore

Sat Sep 13, 2014


ISIS execution videos strikingly similar

The video fades in. A Western captive dressed in an orange prison-style jumpsuit is seen kneeling in the desert, juxtaposed against a bright blue sky.


Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Illegal Immigration

WHEC-TV Rochester

Ceremony to mark 43 years since Attica prison riot

Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising. New York corrections officials, members of the guards' union and family members of those killed will gather in front of Attica Correctional Facility for a series of events on Saturday.


Related Topix: Riot, State Prisons, Attica Correctional Facility

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Russia: Aid convoy sent to Luhansk in Ukraine

A convoy of more than 200 trucks that Russia says is carrying humanitarian aid has crossed the border into Ukraine without permission, a senior Ukrainian Border Service official said Saturday. Col. Serhiy Astahov, assistant to the Ukrainian Border Service chief, told CNN that 217 trucks have crossed the Ukrainian border.


WSET-TV Lynchburg

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc., Gay/Lesbian

The Lebanon Daily News

NY man who strangled 8 prostitutes dies in prison

Prison officials say Kendall Francois, who was 43, died Thursday evening from apparent natural causes. He was an inmate at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Golf instructor charged with child molestation, soliciting hit man

Authorities said Andrew Nisbet, 32, tried to hire a hit man while incarcerated to kill two victims who accused him of molesting them, according to the The hit man turned out to be an undercover district attorney's inspector, the Chronicle stated. The letters allegedly contained the names and locations of the victims.


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Two Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Western Pacific, One Pilot Missing

Two Navy F/A-18 fighters from the carrier USS Carl Vinson have crashed in the Western Pacific. One of the pilots has been rescued, but Navy ships and helicopters continue the search for the second.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Boat Disaster, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), US Military Prisons

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide in girlfriend's shooting-death

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa,

New York Post

2 US fighter jets crash in Pacific Ocean

Pentagon officials say two US Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other. The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Naval Air Station Lemoore, US Military Prisons

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against credit card fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries to avoid prosecution if they buy and sell stolen card data entirely outside the United States.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology

ABC 33/40

Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month. The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.


Related Topix: Ohio, State Prisons, US Governors, Brian Sandoval