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Several federal judges in the Southern District of New York handed down sentences that were an average of 58 percent lower than what federal guidelines recommended, often citing brutal conditions from the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a review of 43 cases by the New York Daily News, several federal judges in the Southern District of New York handed down sentences that were an average of 58 percent lower than what federal guidelines recommended. Each of the cases involved pretrial incarcerated individuals who could not afford their own attorneys.
Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women’s prison in California and searched his office on Thursday, weeks after a former correctional officer at the facility was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Thursday’s activity at the Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin was connected to last month’s arrest. Documents pertaining to Thursday's search remained sealed. The FBI said it wasn’t able to provide details about the case.
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MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Friends and relatives gathered Thursday in a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi to dedicate a new state historical marker honoring two young Black men who were kidnapped and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen 57 years ago. Investigators found the remains of college student Charles Eddie Moore and lumber mill worker Henry Hezekiah Dee in a backwater of the Mississippi River in July 1964. It happened as officers were searching for three civil rights workers who had disappeared from central Mississippi the previous month. © Provided by Associated Press Thomas J. Moore, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In a statement, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that agents “conducted court authorized law enforcement activity” at the low-security Bay Area prison.
Thursday’s law enforcement activity at FCI Dublin is the latest cloud over the federal prison system, which has been plagued by rampant staffing shortages, suicides andafter struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 last year.
People familiar with the matter said federal investigators questioned warden R.J. Garcia, and FBI agents were seen searching his office and vehicle early Thursday. No arrests were made.
The people were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Messages seeking comment were left with the federal Bureau of Prisons and the main office at FCI Dublin. The person who answered the phone at the prison said the warden wasn’t immediately available.
Warden of Prison Where Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Served Time Questioned By FBI
It isn't clear if the investigation at the facility was connected to last month's arrest of a former correctional officer for allegedly sexually abusing inmates. Documents pertaining to Thursday's search are still sealed and the FBI said it wasn't able to provide details about the case.For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below:In a statement, an FBI spokesperson confirmed agents "conducted court authorized law enforcement activity" at the low-security Bay Area prison.
FCI Dublin, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Oakland, opened in 1974, and was converted to an all-female facility in 2012. One of five all-women prisons in the federal system, it currently houses about 750 inmates.
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin spent time there for their involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal. Other famous inmates over the years have included publishing heir Patty Hearst and Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss.
Last month, former FCI Dublin correctional officer and recycling technician Ross Klinger was arrested on charges he abused his authority and coerced two inmates into sexual activity. According to prosecutors, Klinger, 36, told the inmates that he wanted to marry them and father their children. He also gave them money and gifts, prosecutors said.
Klinger was released to home confinement and is scheduled for a status hearing in September. Klinger's lawyer declined to comment Thursday.
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The AP reported last month that senior Biden administration officials were discussing, a holdover from the Trump administration who has been at the center of the agency’s myriad crises. He remains on the job.
, forcing prisons to use cooks, teachers, nurses and other workers to guard inmates.
And over the past 18 months, 29 prisonersacross the U.S., with nearly half not caught. At some institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken, and officials sometimes don’t notice an inmate is missing for hours.
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The story of El Chapo's escape from prison in a laundry cart and his triumphant return to Sinaloa .
In 2001, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug trafficker better known as El Chapo, decided he didn't want to be in prison any longer. El Chapo had been at Puente Grande, the maximum-security prison outside of the city of Guadalajara since 1995, locked up for his role in a bloody shootout in 1993 at the Guadalajara airport. And he'd been doing alright at Puente Grande, had enjoyed many of the same creature comforts during his years in Puente Grande as he had on the outside-good food, women, volleyball-and unlike his life on the outside, he even got to sleep in the same place every night.