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'Torture chamber': Jailed Belarusians reveal prison abuse

Minsk - Emerging from a jail in Minsk with other Belarusians detained in a post-election crackdown, 27-year-old maths teacher Yana Bobrovskaya said she never expected to make it out alive.

Teachers jailed for raising concerns about COVID-19

In Jordan, the teachers' union had concerns about the way the government was handling the coronavirus crisis. The government's response was to arrest leading members of the union, raid the union offices and shut the union down for the next two years.

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Rome - Italy on Sunday called on Egypt to release a young Egyptian researcher and activist based at Bologna University, saying it had reason to believe the security forces had tortured him.

Bulgarian imam jailed for Islamic State support

Sofia - A Bulgarian imam was jailed for eight and a half years on Tuesday for spreading the ideas of the Islamic State group and propagating hatred and war on religious grounds.

At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail

Caracas - At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said.

Inmates are training AI as part prison labor tasks

An unusual type of prison labor has been introduced for inmates in Finland's jails: training artificial intelligence. This is based around categorizing data which is used to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup company.

Sudan emergency court sentences 3 protesters to jail: lawyer

Khartoum - A Sudanese court on Wednesday sentenced three protesters, including two female university students, to six months in jail for taking part in a banned demonstration earlier in the day, their lawyer said.

Anger mounts over Venezuela jail fire that killed 68

Valencia - Authorities in Venezuela faced an onslaught of national and international outrage Thursday over a blaze in a police station's jail in which 68 people died, in one of the worst disasters to hit the country's desperately overcrowded detention facilities....

UN says 'appalled' by Venezuela prison deaths, urges probe

Geneva - The United Nations on Thursday voiced outrage at the deaths of 68 people when a fire engulfed police holding cells in Venezuela and urged Caracas to investigate the tragedy.

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

Caracas - A total of 68 people died on Wednesday during an attempted jailbreak in Venezuela after a fire engulfed police holding cells in one of the worst tragedies in years in a notoriously violent and overcrowded prison system.

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

Manila - A riot sparked by a bucket of water that was accidentally overturned left one dead in a Philippine jail notorious for its brutal overcrowding, an official said Saturday.

Peruvian ex-leaders Fujimori and Humala share bread in prison

- Once adversaries, former Peruvian presidents Alberto Fujimori and Ollanta Humala are getting along as fellow prisoners, sharing bread and cheese on Humala's first night behind bars, Fujimori's son said Monday.

Man jailed for slapping Muslim teen with bacon

London - A man in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to jail after slapping a Muslim teen with bacon. The incident was captured on film.

Protester jailed over anti-Kremlin rally

Russia - A Russian court on Thursday jailed a demonstrator for eight months for allegedly attacking police during a major anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow.

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Moscow - Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Prosecutor seeks suspended jail terms for 'race assault' Chelsea fans

Paris - A French prosecutor called Tuesday for suspended jail terms of between six months and one year for four Chelsea fans accused of racist violence in the Paris metro before a Champions League match in February 2015.

Under new law, ticket scalpers who use bots can be jailed in NY

In an effort to combat the difficulty in buying tickets to events, New York has introduced a new law. The law criminalizes the use of ticket bots.

Saudi man gets 15 years for Shiite cleric support

Riyadh - A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday.

Parents may face jail if their kids are on vegan diets

In Italy, there is a proposed law that could affect parents who impose vegan diets on their kids. If passed, parents could be sentenced to jail for up to four years.

Teen may go to prison for impersonating police at Hooters

An 18-year-old from Michigan faces jail time after pleading no contest to impersonating a police officer. He did it so he could get close to Hooters waitresses on social media.

Man arrested after donut flakes test positive for meth

Orlando - Police in Orlando pulled a man over and found what they didn't know was donut flakes in his car. They tested it, and it came back as methamphetamine. As a result, the man was arrested and taken to jail.

Man faces life in prison for stealing candy

New Orleans - Thieves beware. Mandatory sentencing laws across the United States mean that you could end up spending the rest of your life behind bars over a petty crime, like stealing candy.

FacePalm Friday: YouTuber jailed for bomb hoax prank

London - A popular prankster on YouTube was arrested and jailed after he was convicted of bomb hoaxes and mock robberies in London.

Egyptian court gives man jailtime for comments about wives

Over the weekend, a popular Facebook user was sentenced to three years in prison after he asserted that many women in Egypt were unfaithful.

UFC fighter Jon Jones avoids jail time by pleading guilty

Albuquerque - On Tuesday, Ex-UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Rwanda rape victims jailed for abortion

Two advocacy groups said that almost one in four women in a number of jails in Rwanda are serving time for illegal abortions, and many of them are rape survivors.

Jailhouse death of US black woman ruled suicide

Chicago - The controversial death of a black woman in a Texas jail was ruled a suicide after an autopsy found no signs of foul play, prosecutors said Thursday.

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging

Beijing on Thursday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours.

Woman who died in U.S. jail victim of officer's 'ego': Family

Chicago - A black woman who died in a Texas jail under suspicious circumstances was there only because she hurt the "ego" of an overzealous police officer, her family alleged Wednesday.

Alabama jail forced to release prisoners after it ran out of food

Fairfield - If you can't feed em, set em free. An Alabama jail was forced to release some prisoners in its care after running out of food. The released were guilty of committing only minor crimes.
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The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
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Daniel Chong, forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
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Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940's.
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Robert L Kugle is arrested after allegedly exposing himself to fellow postal worker.
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Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
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