Prison breaks

August 07, 2020 - 5:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who escaped from a Colorado prison in 1974 was found living under an alias in a small town in northern New Mexico after the Denver police officer he shot decades ago helped track him down, authorities said. Luis Archuleta, 77, also known as Larry Pusateri, was arrested Wednesday...
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Two inmates escaped from the Oklahoma County jail in downtown Oklahoma City, by tying together bedsheets to use as a rope after breaking out a window in the early morning hours on Friday, July 31, 2020. A murder suspect and his cellmate escaped the Oklahoma County jail early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. (Dave Morris/The Oklahoman via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 1:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A murder suspect escaped the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was being held on a first-degree murder charge, and his...
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A police officer gives instructions to people to observe social distancing, as people walk outside a court in Istanbul, Friday, July 3, 2020, where the trial began for defendants accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan. A private airline official, four pilots and two flights attendants are on trial in Istanbul, accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to Lebanon, via Turkey. Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to eight years in prison each for the four pilots and the airline official on charges of illegally smuggling a migrant, for helping Ghosn escape to Lebanon while he awaited trial in Japan. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
July 03, 2020 - 12:34 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday released four pilots and a private airline official from jail, pending the outcome of their trial on charges of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to Lebanon, via Turkey. The court, however, barred the five from leaving...
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May 28, 2020 - 4:16 pm
SELLS, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two men who escaped from a Colorado prison said they were Mexican immigrants who wished to be deported when agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border found them. After some more questioning, agents discovered the men were 35-year-old Jose Rodriguez and...
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In this Jan. 29, 2009, photo, Sean Murphy, alleged mastermind behind a $2 million jewelry heist from the E.A. Dion jewelry manufacturing company in 2008, in Attleboro, Mass., listens to a list of charges brought against him during arraignment in Attleboro District Court. At right is court officer Howie Werman. In a February 2020 letter to The Associated Press, the career criminal said he is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 7:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. Sean Murphy and two other men were convicted of breaking into the Brink’s...
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FILE - In this Feb, 28, 2016 file photo, Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams talks to members of the media after being elected TD for Louth at the count centre in Dundalk, Ireland. Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday May 13, 2020 quashed Irish nationalist politician Gerry Adams’ convictions for trying to break out of prison in the 1970s, handing a long-awaited legal victory to the former Sinn Fein leader. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
May 13, 2020 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed Irish nationalist politician Gerry Adams’ convictions for trying to break out of prison in the 1970s, handing a long-awaited legal victory to the former Sinn Fein leader. The U.K.’s top court said Adams’ two 1975 convictions for trying to...
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May 11, 2020 - 3:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who escaped from a Chicago jail by wearing a coronavirus protective mask and pretending to be another detainee who was set for release, officials said Monday. Jahquez Scott, 21, was captured by the Cook County Sheriff's Department and the FBI on...
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Medical firm staff work in a lab on coronavirus testing kits just outside Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 11, 2020. A medical firm outside west of Tehran launched the production line of serology-based test kits that can discover whether a person has ever been exposed to the novel coronavirus or suffered from the COVID-19 disease and recovered or not. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
April 11, 2020 - 2:29 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country. Authorities had ordered most government agencies and all non-essential...
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Anthony Fauci, with Vice President Mike Pence, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, second from right, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, right, and other members of President Donald Trump coronavirus task force, speaks to reporters during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 11, 2020 - 12:15 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: Italy’s justice minister says 12 prison inmates died of drug overdoses and 16 others escaped during riots at more than two-dozen prisons sparked by new coronavirus containment measures. The riots on Sunday and Monday broke out after...
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A man stands on the roof of the San Vittore prison during a protest in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italian penitentiary police say six inmates protesting virus containment measures at a northern Italian prison have died after they broke into the infirmary and overdosed on methadone. The protest Sunday in Modena was among the first of more than two-dozen riots at Italy’s overcrowded lock-ups that grew Monday. Human rights advocates have been warning that increasing tensions over fears of coronavirus were hitting inmates particularly hard, especially after restrictions were imposed on family visits to prevent transmissions. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 09, 2020 - 4:09 pm
ROME (AP) — Tensions in Italy's overcrowded prisons erupted Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone. Italy's national prisoner rights advocate urged wardens to...
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