Obama commutes sentences of 61 drug offenders, including life terms

Mar 31, 2016

Obama commutes sentences of 61 drug offenders, including life terms

President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders, including more than a third serving life sentences, giving new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system. All of the inmates are serving time for drug possession, intent ...

Feb 23, 2016

Gun woman used in foiled copter skyjacking tied to Greek anarchists

Greece’s anti-terrorism squad is investigating the attempted hijacking of a helicopter by a woman armed with a gun that police have linked to a domestic militant anarchist group. Police say the pilot wrestled with the woman and — although she fired three shots — ...

Mexican prison where riot claimed 49 held vast luxuries

Feb 16, 2016

Mexican prison where riot claimed 49 held vast luxuries

Vast luxuries such as saunas, a bar, food stands and appliances were discovered by authorities entering a prison in northern Mexico to investigate a riot that killed 49 inmates. Nuevo Leon state authorities said in a statement late Sunday that the cells inside Monterrey’s ...

Feb 11, 2016

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot: reports

At least 30 people died in a pre-dawn prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Thursday, as smoke billowed from the building, local media reported. Riot police and ambulances were deployed at the Topo Chico prison while angry families of inmates ...