7 charged in deaths of 2 fellow inmates at prison in TexasApril 8, 2022 GMT
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Seven inmates have been charged with killing two fellow prisoners and wounding two others during a January attack at a federal prison in Texas that led to a nationwide lockdown of the federal prison system.
Third inmate killed in new spate of federal prison violenceDecember 7, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prisoner at a high-security penitentiary in Colorado died Monday in an altercation with another inmate, marking the third time an inmate has been killed in a U.S. federal prison in the last month.
Inmate stabbed in eyeball in latest federal prison violenceNovember 17, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An inmate at the largest federal prison in the U.S. was stabbed in the eyeball by a fellow prisoner this month, the latest gruesome example of violence in a prison system plagued by chronic unrest, understaffing, corruption and abuse.
3 inmates killed in 1 week as feds sue Alabama over prisonsMay 18, 2021 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three men died in apparent inmate-on-inmate assaults in less than one week in Alabama prisons, a spate of death that happened as the state faces a Justice Department lawsuit over prison violence and legislators seek more information from the troubled system.
Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmatesJanuary 9, 2020 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle...
Oklahoma prison violence appears gang-related, coordinatedSeptember 16, 2019 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Weekend fights at six Oklahoma prisons that left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured were apparently coordinated and the result of race-based gang tension inside the facilities, the head of a prison workers association said Monday...
Death toll at 26 inmates from latest Brazil prison violenceJanuary 15, 2017 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances across the country in which more than 100 people died within two weeks...