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guards disrupt french prisons, seek better work conditions


guards are disrupting operations at dozens of prisons in france to demand better working conditions, in the second week of protests triggered by attacks on them.






guards disrupt french prisons, seek better work conditions


paris (ap) — guards are disrupting operations at dozens of prisons in france to demand better working conditions, in the second week of protests triggered by attacks on them. the justice ministry said tuesday that protests were organized in at least 98 prisons across the country, with guards starting their working day late or blocking […]






french prison guards blockade more than 100 prisons


picket lines were set up outside 119 prisons across france wednesday as prison guards continued a nationwide protest over working conditions.






guards blocking prisons around france in week 2 of protest


paris (ap) — protesting guards are blocking some of france’s 188 prisons as the conflict triggered by attacks on guards enters its second week. about 100 guards protested in front of the marseille prison on monday, setting a small fire and blocking entrances. it wasn’t immediately clear how many prisons were affected by the protests […]






protesting french prison guards clash with police


protesting french prison guards have pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding.






guards blocking prisons around france in week 2 of protest


protesting guards are blocking some of france's 188 prisons as the conflict triggered by attacks on guards enters its second week.






2 prison guards attacked in corsica jail, 4 inmates arrested


two prison guards were attacked friday by four inmates on the french mediterranean island of corsica as prison guards across the country protested working conditions, the penitentiary administration said.






protesting french prison guards clash with police


fresnes, france (ap) — protesting french prison guards have pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. dozens of union activists lit a fire and were surrounded by riot police tuesday morning at the notoriously violent fresnes prison southeast of paris. protesters […]






2 prison guards injured in attack in corsica jail


paris (ap) — france’s justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in corsica after an attack launched by three inmates, amid widespread protest over working conditions across the country. a spokesman for the french penitentiary system said friday that the violence occurred at the borgo prison. the two guards have been hospitalized but […]






2 nebraska prisons extend $2,500 hiring bonus for new guards


lincoln, neb. (ap) — nebraska prison officials will continue offering $2,500 hiring bonuses to find new guards for prisons in lincoln and tecumseh. ketv reports the bonuses were scheduled to expire, but corrections director scott frakes announced they will be extended to jan. 2. the bonuses are paid out quarterly over a new employee’s first […]






unusual mass attack injures 8 california guards, 7 inmates


sacramento, calif. (ap) — in a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of california prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals. pelican bay state prison guards in three gun towers fired 19 rifle bullets and three hard […]






unusual mass attack injures 8 california guards, 7 inmates


in a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of california prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.






arkansas governor calls for more safeguards at prisons


arkansas' governor is calling for more safeguards at the state's prisons after three guards were assaulted by inmates and hospitalized in separate attacks at two facilities.






manhunt sparked by slaying of prison guards, inmates’ escape


two georgia inmates serving long prison sentences and who authorities say are “dangerous beyond description” overpowered and killed two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car. putnam county sheriff howard sills says the deadly escape happened about 6:45 a.m. tuesday as the guards drove 33 inmates between prisons and it set […]






officials: prison guards taken hostage by inmates at maximum security prison in


dover, del. (ap) — officials: prison guards taken hostage by inmates at maximum security prison in delaware; all state prisons on lockdown.






manhunt sparked by slaying of prison guards, inmates’ escape


two georgia inmates serving long prison sentences and “dangerous beyond description” overpowered and killed two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car, authorities said. the deadly escape happened about 6:45 a.m. tuesday as the guards drove 33 inmates between prisons, and it set off a massive manhunt involving local, state and […]






taliban kill 8 afghan guards heading to work at us base


taliban gunmen opened fire on afghan security guards in the country's northern parwan province, killing at least eight guards, a provincial official and the insurgents said tuesday.






officials: guards held hostage by inmates at delaware prison


at least four guards and a counselor were taken hostage by inmates wednesday inside a delaware prison, according to a union attorney, and all the state's prisons were put on lockdown as police swarmed the facility.






officials: guards held hostage by inmates at delaware prison


smyrna, del. (ap) — at least four guards and a counselor were taken hostage by inmates wednesday inside a delaware prison, according to a union attorney, and all the state's prisons were put on lockdown as police swarmed the facility.






rights group says thai prisons fall short of world standards


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s prisons fail to meet international standards, with inmates routinely shackled, stuffed into overcrowded cells and forced to work in harsh conditions, an international human rights group said tuesday. thailand also has the highest incarceration rate in southeast asia, jailing 425 out of every 100,000 people, according to the report by the […]






prison protests threaten 1st trial linked to paris attacks


protests by french prison guards are threatening to disrupt the first trial related to the deadly islamic state attacks on paris in 2015.






rauner wants to save $4 million by replacing prison guards with tower cameras


gov. bruce rauner wants to replace guards in watchtowers with closed-circuit cameras at nearly two dozen lower-security illinois prisons, an effort to cut expenses for a cash-strapped state that has gone two years without a budget. the administration is projecting $4 million in annual savings through...






taliban kill afghan security guards


eight guards were killed while they were on their way to work at bagram airfield, main us military base in afghanistan.






taliban kill afghan security guards


eight guards were killed on their way to work at bagram airfield, the main us military base in afghanistan.






terror trial likely to be disrupted by prison guards strike


the trial of a man accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions.






police swarm delaware prison after group of inmates takes guards hostage inside


guards were taken hostage by inmates wednesday inside a delaware prison, putting all the state's prisons on lockdown as police swarmed the facility






microsoft, eset work with law enforcement to disrupt gamarue botnetmicrosoft, es


microsoft and eset reveal that a team of companies and law enforcement agencies worked for more than a year to disrupt the gamarue botnet in the latest coordinated takedown.






aclu seeks to bar pepper spraying at wisconsin youth prisons


madison, wis. (ap) — videos of two juvenile inmates at wisconsin youth prisons being pepper sprayed by guards were shown in federal court on thursday as part of a lawsuit seeking to ban that disciplinary practice and others. attorneys challenging the use of pepper spray, solitary confinement and shackles on inmates are asking u.s. district […]






arkansas governor calls for more safeguards at prisons


little rock, ark. (ap) — arkansas’ governor is calling for more safeguards at the state’s prisons after three guards were assaulted by inmates and hospitalized in separate attacks at two facilities. republican gov. asa hutchinson on friday said he’s asked the state correction department director to come up with an action plan with options to […]






french election could disrupt security


when french voters make their choices sunday, it could become another convulsive moment for the decades-old international security order.






2 prison guards injured in attack in corsica jail


france's justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in corsica after an attack launched by three inmates, amid widespread protest over working conditions across the country.






georgia wants to execute inmates accused of killing guards


two inmates accused of killing their guards on a georgia prison bus three months ago were indicted tuesday on multiple charges, including murder, and the state plans to seek the death penalty.






haiti gov't creates commission to probe prison conditions


haiti announced a new government commission on friday to probe the country's prisons and other overcrowded lockups and make recommendations to improve desperate conditions for inmates.






taliban kill 8 afghan guards heading to work at us base


at least eight afghan security guards were killed when gunmen opened fire on them in the country's northern parwan province, a provincial official said tuesday. the taliban later claimed the attack.






he's known for his escapes from mexican prisons, but lawyers for 'el chapo' say


public defenders representing mexican drug kingpin joaquin “el chapo” guzman presented a litany of challenges to the government’s 17-count indictment on friday, arguing that he’s being held in overly restrictive conditions and that his extradition from mexico may have been illegal. guzman, wearing...