Tag: Prisons

Delaware Prison Hostage Ends With Death of Corrections Officer

A Delaware prison standoff ended on Thursday with the death of a corrections officer, according to the state’s Department of Corrections. Another officer who was taken hostage was rescued from the facility and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. “She is alert and talking,” said a statement released by the agency. Gov. John Carney…

Trump Ready To Lift Ban On C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons

President Trump is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the C.I.A. to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down. President Trump’s three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The…

Oklahoma inmate dies of heart attack after execution botched

An Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack Tuesday evening after his execution was halted when the delivery of a new drug combination was botched. The state Department of Corrections said Clayton Lockett died after all three drugs were administered. His execution was halted approximately 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. The director…