January 22, 2009 |
Pressing forward on a vow to shut the military prison at Guantanamo Bay as a first order of business, the Obama administration circulated a draft order Wednesday calling for a review of all 245 prisoners' cases and the eventual closure of the facility. The order, which is expected to be issued today, said the prison at the U.S. naval base in Cuba should be closed "as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2006 |
The federal receiver assigned to fix healthcare in California prisons said Wednesday that the problems are far worse than he thought, with nearly every piece of the system either not working or in an "abject state of disrepair." Receiver Bob Sillen said in a report that a federal judge probably will need to step in and suspend state laws, contracts and regulations that are hindering progress.
June 16, 2006 |
Gunmen on motorcycles ambushed a senior Pakistani jail official in the southern port city of Karachi, killing him and four others, police said. Amanullah Niazi, deputy superintendent of the Karachi Central Prison, his driver, two of his bodyguards and a passerby were killed. In other violence, a roadside bomb blast killed a soldier and wounded five in a northern tribal region, just hours after a land mine exploded in the same area, wounding two soldiers.
April 2, 2006 |
Florida's Department of Corrections, the nation's third-largest with 128 prisons and other facilities housing more than 85,000 inmates, is in the throes of a multifaceted scandal that shows no sign of stopping. A new interim chief appointed by Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2006 |
If there is a job in healthcare that's trickier than the one Bob Sillen is about to begin, it's probably one he's already had. As a young public health officer for the federal government in the 1960s, Sillen's task was to persuade syphilis patients in Harlem to reveal the names of their sexual partners -- then track the partners down in the streets and draw their blood. "We were trying to break the chain of infection, and it was quite an adventure," Sillen recalled in a recent interview.
November 23, 2005 |
Gov. Tom Vilsack said he removed the warden of a prison where two inmates escaped last week. The Iowa State Penitentiary warden, Ken Burger, will be reassigned and soon will retire, the governor said. Vilsack said seven prison employees had been disciplined in the escape of Robert Joseph Legendre, 27, and Martin Moon, 34. Both men were recaptured -- one in Illinois and the other in Missouri.