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August 1, 2017 5:48 PM Sessions taps Army general to lead federal prison system

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Army general has been tapped to lead the federal prison system, which will likely see its inmate population grow with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' tough-on-crime policies. Sessions announced Tuesday that General Mark S. Inch would lead the federal Bureau of Prisons. He has 35 years of military service. Sessions says Inch was a former 57

July 13, 2017 3:46 PM Saab tapped for prison security system in Australia

July 13 (UPI) -- Saab Australia will supply electronic security systems for a new prison that is being built in New South Wales. Early work on the systems for what will be Australia's largest correctional facility began earlier this month, Saaab said in a release Thursday, and will be completed in three years, subject to planning approval. The prison 82

July 8, 2017 12:06 AM The Latest: SC governor demands prison cellphone jamming

South Carolina’s governor is demanding that federal officials allow state prisons to jam cellphone signals to keep the state’s prisons safer. Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday sent Twitter messages to the Federal Communications Commission saying the agency needs to allow state officials to jam cell signals. McMaster sent the messages after authorities announced 78

July 1, 2017 9:22 PM The Latest: Christie orders Legislature back amid impasse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is ordering lawmakers back into session amid a budget impasse. Christie, a Republican, sent a letter Saturday to Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto ordering the Legislature to meet on Sunday. Christie ordered a government shutdown of nonessential services on Friday after 86

July 1, 2017 4:40 PM New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state 93

June 16, 2017 3:22 AM The Latest: Officials: Homeowner held inmates at gunpoint

Officials say a Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the slaying of two prison guards at gunpoint until authorities could arrive and arrest them. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates 108

June 14, 2017 9:00 AM Hunt intensifies for escaped inmates called 'dangerous beyond belief'

Multiple law enforcement agencies were hunting for two escaped inmates called “dangerous beyond belief,” who managed to overpower and kill two prison guards and escape a prison bus. 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 federal officers 125

June 13, 2017 2:26 PM Dennis Rodman says he's in North Korea to 'open a door'

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew to Pyongyang on Tuesday on a trip he says he hopes will "open a door" for his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss -- U.S. President Donald Trump. Hours after his arrival, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that North 76

June 13, 2017 5:56 AM Dennis Rodman says ‘trying to open a door’ in North Korea

BEIJING — Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman said he is “just trying to open a door” by going to North Korea on Tuesday in his first visit since President Donald Trump took office. Rodman, who has made several trips to the country, sported a black T-shirt advertising a marijuana cybercurrency as he headed toward immigration at Beijing airport, from where 126

June 10, 2017 3:37 PM Trump, in Miami speech, set to roll back Obama's Cuba policy

President Trump will head to Miami on Friday, home to a large and influential Cuban-American community, to unveil his administration’s new Cuba policy -- which will roll back central parts of his predecessor’s efforts to normalize ties with the Communist island nation, according to a senior administration official and other sources. While details on the changes 52