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2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. ...

Biden's silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists widely expected Joe Biden to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate o...

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Today in History Today is Friday, June 18, the 169th day of 2021. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18...

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the planned executions of two inmates by electrocution, saying they cannot be put to death until they truly have the choice ...

Authorities find escaped federal inmate in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday captured a prison inmate who escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Cecil Corey Hagg...

North Carolina governor grants pardon to ex-death row inmate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon Wednesday to a man who was once on death row for a shopkeeper’s slaying and spent more than 40 years in prison before he was releas...

Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-1...

Authorities search for escaped federal inmate in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal inmate imprisoned on drug charges has escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, authorities said Tuesday. Cecil Corey Haggins was discov...

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlo...

Firing squad bill headed to South Carolina governor's desk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislation adding a firing squad to South Carolina's execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs is headed to the desk of Gov. Henry McMaster. On a...

Times Square shooting suspect arrested in Florida

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of shooting three bystanders in New York’s Times Square was arrested Wednesday in Florida, four days after the gunfire wounded people including a 4-year-old girl out to...

Embattled St. Louis corrections commissioner stepping down

The head of St. Louis' oft-criticized corrections department will resign at the end of the month, the new mayor announced Wednesday. Mayor Tishaura Jones said in a news release that ...

Tennessee inmate asks court to declare he can't be executed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate's attorneys on Wednesday asked a court to declare that he cannot be executed because he is intellectually disabled. The petition...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to dat...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2021. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May ...