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April 19, 2017 9:05 PM Aaron Hernandez found dead after hanging in prison cell

BOSTON -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley 66

April 19, 2017 11:16 AM Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison

BOSTON -- Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley 89

April 17, 2017 7:36 PM Gorsuch has busy first day at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments with a full court for the first time in over a year Monday as Justice Neil Gorsuch officially took his seat on the bench. Gorsuch, who was confirmed earlier this month after President Trump nominated him to the court, entered the courtroom grinning as he stepped up to his chair — the last on the far right, next to President 54

April 13, 2017 5:56 PM U.S. sanctions brother of Iran's Quds force commander: White House

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday sanctioned Sohrab Soleimani, the brother of the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, for his role in abuses in Iranian prisons, the White House said. "The sanctions against human rights abusers in Iran's prisons comes at a time when Iran continues to unjustly detain ... various foreigners, including U.S. citizens 55

March 31, 2017 12:38 PM Jailed pro-Kurdish party leader begins hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey – The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party says he is embarking on a hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Selahattin Demirtas said Friday in a statement released by his People's Democratic Party, or HDP, that he would refuse food to denounce what he described as "unlawful, inhuman and arbitrary practices" in Turkish prisons 69

March 21, 2017 4:52 PM A Friend Lied About Dylann Roof’s Massacre Plan. Now He’ll Go to Prison

Mr. Meek’s lawyer, Deborah B. Barbier, expressed concern that her client would be forced to spend his sentence in solitary confinement because of security risks. Judge Gergel said the federal Bureau of Prisons could be trusted to protect him. “It’s an odd, inverse logic that I should not incarcerate him because inmates think so lowly of him,” the judge 65

March 17, 2017 3:29 PM Son of Mexican drug lord escapes from prison

Mexican authorities say the son of a top Sinaloa cartel leader has escaped from prison along with four other drug suspects. Juan Jose Esparragoza Monzon is the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, alias "El Azul." The father is a top leader of the Sinaloa gang along with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada. The son was arrested in January 51

March 3, 2017 6:10 PM Alabama Governor Pushes Prison-Building Plan to Address Overcrowding

Critics say proposal fails to address state’s high incarceration rate On one mid-February day at two Alabama prisons, two male inmates were killed in altercations with fellow prisoners, an example of the pervasive violence in one of the most dangerous and dysfunctional U.S. prison systems. To address the problem of chronically overcrowded and understaffed 53

February 28, 2017 5:24 PM Sessions vows crackdown on violent crime in first major speech as attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his first significant speech as America’s top law enforcement official, warned that recent increases in violent crime might portend a violent new period in the country’s history and vowed to work to stop it. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General on Tuesday, Sessions said the country has seen warning 65

February 24, 2017 1:52 PM The Daily 202: As Trumpism coopts CPAC, the Reagan era ends

THE BIG IDEA: Ed Schultz speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference would have been inconceivable a year ago. But Donald Trump is president now, and his brand of protectionism is having its moment. On his MSNBC show in 2009, Schultz said that “there are parallels” between “some of the things Hitler was saying and some of the things that were at the CPAC convention 122