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February 24, 2017
Turkey shifting to open prisons over post-coup overcrowding
Turkey's prime minister says convicts with lighter sentences would be reassigned to open prisons to make room for the tens ...
February 24, 2017
Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons
Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private ...
February 03, 2017
Life at Brazilian prison where 'the state has lost control'
For nearly two years, guards didn't dare enter the cell blocks at the Alcacuz prison in northeastern Brazil. And with good ...
February 01, 2017
Suspect in German station bombing bragged to fellow inmates
A 50-year-old German far-right extremist suspected of carrying out a bloody bomb attack that injured 10 immigrants — six of ...
January 31, 2017
New acting ICE chief pledges more immigration jail space
A senior official at the Homeland Security Department says it is looking for new jail space as part of a broader effort to ...
January 27, 2017
Rights advocates warn of backlash if Trump pursues torture
It took more than a year's worth of beatings, sleep deprivation, psychological abuse and threats to his family before former ...
January 18, 2017
Protests erupt over Romanian govt's plan to pardon thousands
Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government's plan to pardon ...
January 16, 2017
Death toll at 26 inmates from latest Brazil prison violence
Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they ...
January 15, 2017
Police enter latest Brazil prison to see inmates massacred
Police in Brazil have entered two prisons in the country's northern state of Rio Grande do Norte where a riot left at least ...
January 14, 2017
Thousands protest Spain's dispersion policy for ETA inmates
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in the Basque city of Bilbao, calling for some 350 imprisoned members and ...
January 10, 2017
Italy moves to arrest inmate monitored for radicalization
Police in Rome say they have issued a new arrest warrant for an inmate who allegedly tried to radicalize fellow Muslims in ...
January 09, 2017
Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the ...
January 06, 2017
Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison killing spree
Thirty-one inmates were slain Friday in northern Brazil, some with their hearts and intestines ripped out, during a prison ...
January 04, 2017
Pope appeals for humane prisons after Brazil prison riot
Pope Francis has prayed for those who were killed in this week's Brazil prison riots, saying penitentiary conditions must be ...
January 04, 2017
Suspected rebels storm Philippine jail, 158 inmates escape
More than 100 suspected Muslim rebels stormed a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, allowing 158 inmates ...
January 03, 2017
At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil
An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, ...
December 30, 2016
Kosovo jails Albanian for 7 years for recruiting extremists
A Kosovo court has sentenced an Albanian citizen convicted of recruiting for extremist groups in Syria to seven years ...
December 29, 2016
Lawyer: 3 Nigerian death row inmates secretly executed
Three convicted criminals on death row for about two decades have been secretly executed in the first hangings in Nigeria ...
December 19, 2016
Albania to release 670 inmates in a New Year amnesty
Albania's government has proposed an amnesty to release hundreds of people from crowded prisons and detention centers.
December 17, 2016
UK restores order after worst prison uprising since 1990
Security officers restored order Saturday at a prison in the central English city of Birmingham a day after an estimated 600 ...