Dozens of inmates escape in Beirut jailbreak; manhunt under way
Sixty-nine inmates escaped on Saturday from a prison in Beirut, police said, with authorities still tracking dozens of them.The jailbreak took place from the Baabda Prison in eastern Beirut.So far, 15 escapees have been arrested and four others have turned themselves in, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) said in a statement.Five of the escapees died when a car they stole struck a tree in a region east of Beirut, ISF added. It is not clear how many were in the car at the time of the accident. One injury was also reported.A massive manhunt is ongoing to arrest the other escapees, police said.Ea...
Edo: Police Re-Arrest 18 Escaped Inmates, 30 Robbery Suspects
The Edo state police command has re-arrested 18 inmates who escaped from the two medium correctional centres in Benin, as a result of the jailbreak during the #EndSARS protest in the state.The state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumon, who disclosed this in Benin, said the police also arrested 30 other suspects for allegedly involved in armed robbery and cultism.“We are not folding our arms and watch the hoodlums have a field day. Our main concern now is geared towards re-arresting the escapees and recovering the looted and other illicit arms and ammunition in circulation,”He said aside th...
Supreme Court declines to order virus safety steps for vulnerable Texas inmates
AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to order Texas officials to beef up safety measures at a Southeast Texas prison where 20 inmates have died from COVID-19.Two at-risk inmates at the Wallace Pack Unit, which houses geriatric and medically vulnerable prisoners, asked the high court to reinstate a trial judge’s September order requiring safety steps that included disinfecting common areas, providing inmates with cleaning supplies, conducting weekly testing and enforcing social distancing and a face mask mandate.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay blocking the ...
Factories to be built at Ban Bueng prison to train inmates
Factories to be built at Ban Bueng prison to train inmates First sod turned in planned prison reformFour factories will be built on land at the Ban Bueng temporary prison in Ban Bueng district, Chon Buri province, under a Corrections Department plan to establish industrial estates where inmates who are soon to be released can learn on-the-job work skills, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin said on Monday.Mr Somsak was speaking after laying the estate’s foundation stone at the prison on Monday.Ban Bueng temporary prison is part of the new Chon Buri Central Prison complex at tambon Khlong Kiu in ...
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BuCor: No major damage to Bilibid and CIW, all inmates accounted for
BuCor: No major damage to Bilibid and CIW, all inmates accounted for(Philstar.com) – November 12, 2020 – 2:00pmMANILA, Philippines — No major damage was reported on the New Bilibid Prison and the Correctional Institution for Women as Typhoon Ulysses barreled through southern Luzon on Thursday.The Bureau of Corrections said that Bilibid in Muntinlupa City and the CIW in Mandaluyong City both reported no major damage at their facilities.“All [Persons Deprived of Liberty] are accounted safe and accounted for,” the bureau said in a statement.BuCor said however that Bilibid experienced intermittent...
52 Bilibid inmates isolated
52 Bilibid inmates isolatedRalph Edwin Villanueva(The Philippine Star) – November 8, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Fifty-two high-profile inmates of the New Bilibid Prison are being isolated after their rapid tests indicated they had COVID-19, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said yesterday.The 52 inmates are among 124 prisoners housed in Building 14, a structure built for high-risk detainees. They were moved to Site Harry, the NBP’s isolation facility, while waiting for the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to release the results of their confirmatory swab tests, BuCor spokesman...
COME BACK TO THE STREETS, OBASEKI BEGS POLICE
Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday pleaded with the police to return to the streets and help in battling the epidemic of crime which has gripped the state following the withdrawal of policemen from the streets.Obaseki who spoke during a solidarity visit to the state police headquarters in Benin in the company of deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu and secretary to the state government, Mr Osarodion Ogie blamed miscreants for hijacking the #EndSARS protest which was hailed as peaceful until the thugs stepped in.He vowed that all the inmates who ran away during the breaching of the two cor...
Dozens of inmates test positive for virus at San Diego federal jail, defense attorneys say
SAN DIEGO — At least 56 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus last week at a privately run federal jail in downtown San Diego that houses mostly pretrial inmates, according to defense attorneys briefed on the matter.The GEO Group, which contracts with the U.S. Marshals Service to operate the Western Region Detention Facility, is in the process of testing all inmates there “whether or not they are showing any symptoms,” according to Kathy Nester, executive director of Federal Defenders of San Diego.“Today we received confirmation of a large number of positive tests arising from that ongoi...
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Benin jail-breaker tries to kill prosecution witness, others arrested for robbery
Ten inmates of Benin Medium Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Correctional Centre, in Benin, who broke jail, have been re-arrested by Edo State Police Command.One of them was apprehended when he tried to kill the prosecution witness in his case.Six of the escapees were re-arrested for alleged armed robbery.Names of the re-arrested inmates were given as Emmanuel Udoh, Friday Etim, Victor Akpotor,Lucky Precious,Osarumen Enoragbon, Patrick Eguavoen, Abraham Matthew, Endurance Ifobuow, Mohammed Adamu and Henry Atadi.The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, disclosed this We...
#EndSARS: How escapee inmates were arrested for robbery in Edo
Ten escapee inmates of Benin Medium Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Correctional Centre, in Benin, have been re-arrested by Edo State Police Command.Six of the escapees were re-arrested for alleged armed robbery, few days after escaping from the prison, while one was arrested for attempting to kill the prosecution witness who earlier testified against him in Court.Names of the rearrested inmates were given as Emmanuel Udoh, Friday Etim, Victor Akpotor, Lucky Precious, Osarumen Enoragbon, Patrick Eguavoen, Abraham Matthew, Endurance Ifobuow, Mohammed Adamu and Henry Atadi.The State Commissio...