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Italy’s premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

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ROME — Italy’s premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation...

FCC gives state prisons tech options to quash cellphones

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Federal regulators are giving state prisons across the country more technological options to combat contraband cellphones, which prison officials have long...

Man tied to violent prison gang pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot

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A Florida man who was part of a white supremacist prison gang when he served time for attempted murder pleaded guilty Monday to joining...

Bonus pay for essential workers varied widely across states

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For putting their health on the line during the coronavirus pandemic, prison guards in Missouri got an extra $250 per...

Egypt court upholds life sentence for 10 Islamists

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Cairo — Egypt's highest appeals court upheld on Sunday the sentencing of ten leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, to...

Inmates claim Indiana prison kept them in cruel conditions

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BUNKER HILL, Ind. — Six inmates at an Indiana prison are alleging in lawsuits that they were kept in near-total darkness for weeks at...

Appeals court upholds rationing of hepatitis C treatment

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CINCINNATI — The Kentucky Department of Corrections can deny a life-saving but expensive hepatitis C medication to inmates, a federal appeals court ruled in...

Authorities seek 4 inmates after escape from Illinois jail

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LEWISTOWN, Ill. — Four inmates escaped from a county jail in western Illinois and authorities advised area residents to remain locked in their homes...

Authorities seek 4 inmates after escape from Illinois jail

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LEWISTOWN, Ill. — Four inmates escaped from a county jail in western Illinois and authorities advised area residents to remain locked in their homes...

Judge jails editor over reporter’s use of recorder in court

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used...