Correctional systems

A Shariah law official whips one of two men convicted of gay sex during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province Indonesia, Friday, July 13, 2018. The deeply conservative Muslim province has publicly caned more than a dozen people found guilty of violating the Shariah law, despite a pledge earlier not to carry out the punishment in public. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
July 13, 2018 - 5:47 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's deeply conservative Muslim province of Aceh on Friday publicly caned 15 people found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public. Several hundred people including a group of tourists from Malaysia watched the...
Read More
July 13, 2018 - 1:10 am
PARIS (AP) — A French police intern has been detained and investigations are underway after the release of a video showing him repeatedly beating and dragging an inmate in a Paris courthouse. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb condemned the "violent and unacceptable behavior" of the policeman...
Read More
FILE - In this May 9, 2017 photo, shows a deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison is shown in in Aden, Yemen. A separate, closed wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates, part of a network of secret prisons in southern Yemen. In a report released Thursday, July 12, 2018, Amnesty International called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in detention facilities in southern Yemen as possible war crimes. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry, File)
July 11, 2018 - 10:09 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is calling for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and allied militias in southern Yemen, as possible war crimes. Amnesty International says it has documented "systemic enforced...
Read More
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 10, 2018 - 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. But a last-minute lawsuit filed by a drug company that doesn't want its product used...
Read More
July 10, 2018 - 2:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court. The report was filed under seal as part of an ongoing challenge to the conditions in the...
Read More
July 10, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is asking to remain in the same Virginia jail even though a judge directed that he be moved closer to his lawyers. Lawyers for Paul Manafort said he should remain at the Northern Neck Regional Jail. They cited concerns about...
Read More
July 09, 2018 - 9:55 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's state news agency says Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari demanded the closure of informal prisons in a meeting with an Emirati official, despite denials by the United Arab Emirates that it controls detention facilities in the country. The SABA news agency said he made...
Read More
July 09, 2018 - 7:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has convicted a Danish man of being a foreign fighter with the Islamic State group in Syria and sentenced him to eight years in prison. The court said in its verdict published Monday that Ahmed Samsam was also found guilty of financing terrorism, obtaining...
Read More
This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape from prison by one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy, an experienced pilot and instructor, told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at...
Read More
This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 03, 2018 - 7:40 am
NANTERRE, France (AP) — French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France's most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prison's yard, used...
Read More

Pages