Prison breaks
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona corrections officials say they have made enhancements on fence structures and gates in response to an escape of two incarcerated men from a prison earlier this year.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Assailants attacked a prison in north-central Nigeria with explosives and gunfire at midnight, killing two security officers and leaving 240 inmates still missing on Monday, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to Israeli occupation.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israel in support of six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from an Israeli prison the day before.
Israel has launched a massive manhunt in the country’s north and the occupied West Bank after six Palestinian prisoners escaped from a high-security facility.
Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S., and nearly half still have not been caught.
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched a series of coordinated attacks overnight in southeastern Nigeria, targeting a prison where more than 1,800 inmates then managed to escape, authorities said Monday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As one of the killers behind North Carolina’s bloodiest prison breakout attempt two years ago faces the possibility of execution, state officials are warning that conditions in dozens of lockups are as dire as they’ve ever been.
BEIRUT (AP) — In the sprawling al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, Islamic State wives and widows have set up special courts, stabbed to death at least two people accused of apostasy and wielded knives and pistols in clashes with their Kurdish guards.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three weeks after the deadliest attempted prison breakout in North Carolina history, prison and law enforcement officials still can’t quantify the scope of the violence that correctional officers at the understaffed prison had been confronting daily.
ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and fled from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison’s director said.
ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said.