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WASHINGTON (AP) — Broken security cameras at federal prisons across the U.S. have allowed inmates to escape from prison undetected and hampered investigations into misconduct. Now lawmakers want to compel the federal Bureau of Prisons to repair and upgrade their security systems. A bipartisan measure was introduce Wednesday to require the Bureau of Prisons and

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prison officials in Ecuador say a riot in a penitentiary in the coastal city of Guayaquil has killed 30 inmates and injured 47 more. Officials say a police and military operation managed to regain control of the regional prison Tuesday after five hours. The violence involved gunfire, knives and explosions and

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prison officials in Ecuador say a riot in a penitentiary in coastal city of Guayaquil has killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more. A police and military operation managed to regain control of the regional prison Tuesday after five hours, according to a statement from Ecuador’s prison service. Guayas state Gov.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was executed by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the September 1991 killings of 31-year-old Charles Allen and