Category Archives: CNN – US

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

Video of a prison fight involving Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs after killing her parents, has been released by the New Mexico Corrections Department. The August fight was sparked by a fellow inmate asking Patterson about his crimes, a release from the department said. Patterson received two life sentences in May…MORE

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania inmates on death row will no longer face solitary confinement. The ACLU reached a settlement in its class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that allows death row inmates to be held in the same manner as general population inmates, the ACLU announced Monday. The lawsuit — filed in January 2018 —…MORE

Ben Askren announces he’s retiring from MMA

Ben Askren announces he’s retiring from MMA

UFC fighter Ben Askren, 35, announced his retirement Monday while on the ESPN podcast “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.” “I’m retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts, and frankly, I’m retiring from everything,” Askren told Helwani. “I’ve been having hip problems and I finally had the discussion with my doctor. I actually got the MRI…MORE