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S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993.

Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37

Caracas - Venezuelan political rivals traded blame on Thursday for a gun and grenade battle in which 37 people were killed when security forces stormed a jailhouse.

At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela

Caracas - At least 37 people died in an hours-long prison riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Johanesburg - Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

UN rights experts slam US immigrant detention

Geneva - A group of UN experts voiced alarm Monday at the widespread detention of immigrants and asylum seekers in the United States, and warned of "systemic problems" in the country's criminal justice system.

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Mexico - Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country's jails.

Israel soldier begins manslaughter prison term

Rishon Le Zion - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.

Pistorius out of hospital, back in prison: official

Johanesburg - Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was discharged from hospital on Friday after being kept in overnight under observation, an official said, after local media reported he was suffering chest pains.

Beauty behind bars: recycled lipstick for Thailand's inmates

Bangkok - Desperate to brighten up the gloom of Thai prison life, Prontip Mankong and her fellow female inmates used to sneak food colouring from the kitchen and mix it with Vaseline to create a homemade lip gloss.

Spain knifeman remanded in custody after Morocco border incident

Madrid - A man who threatened border agents in the Spanish territory of Melilla with a knife while shouting "Allahu Akbar" was remanded in custody without bail, a court said Wednesday.

Italian police capture escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Italian police have recaptured the escaped killer known as "Johnny the Gypsy" after three weeks on the run.

US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media

Tehran - A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday.

US citizen accused of 'infiltration' sentenced to 10 years: Iran judiciary

Tehran - A United States citizen accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday. "The person was identified and arrested by the intelligence forces.

Sri Lanka opens landmark inquiry into 2012 jail massacre

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday a long-awaited investigation into the massacre of 27 prisoners that became a symbol of the rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the war-era regime.

Inmates set Guyana prison ablaze, one officer dead after riot

Georgetown - One prison officer was killed and seven others were injured during a jailbreak in South America's Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said.

Families grieve inmates hacked to death in Mexico jail

Acapulco - Shell-shocked relatives of Mexican inmates who had been decapitated and mutilated by their rivals behind bars condemned on Friday what they called a reign of terror inflicted by gangs that extort and torture fellow prisoners.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead in the latest explosion of violence in the country's often lawless jails.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot: officials

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead and three wounded, officials said.

Five inmates killed in Mexico prison brawl: officials

Acapulco - Brawling inmates at a Mexican prison beheaded and mutilated their rivals Thursday, leaving five dead and one wounded, officials said.

Appeals grow to pardon mentally ill US killer

Washington - Two top UN rights officials added their voices Wednesday to a growing chorus of appeals to Virginia's governor to spare the life of a mentally disturbed man found guilty of killing a police officer and prison guard.

Arab-Israeli ex-lawmaker imprisoned over phone smuggling

Jerusalem - An Arab-Israeli former lawmaker entered prison Sunday to begin a two-year sentence after he pleaded guilty to smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian detainees, a prisons spokeswoman said.

Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from prison after parole in graft case

Ramla - Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was freed from prison on Sunday after being granted parole from a 27-month sentence for corruption scandals that brought down his promising political career.

Italy manhunt for escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Police in Italy are hunting for a multiple murderer dubbed "Johnny the Gypsy" after he absconded during a day release, Italian media reported Saturday.

Former Israeli PM Olmert granted early prison release: lawyer

Jerusalem - A parole committee has decided to grant early release to Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption, his lawyer said Thursday.

S. African prison guards face suspension over strip show

Johanesburg - South African prison officials said Monday that they were considering suspending 13 guards after one of the country's high-security jails held an "explicit" strip show for inmates last week.

S. African prison guards face suspension over strip show

Johanesburg - South African prison officials said Monday that they were considering suspending 13 guards after one of the country's high-security jails held an "explicit" strip show for inmates last week.

S. African prison guards face suspension over strip show

Johanesburg - South African prison officials said Monday that they were considering suspending 13 guards after one of the country's high-security jails held an "explicit" strip show for inmates last week.

Nashville's Mark Collie to launch Prison Music Expression Program

Singer-songwriter Mark Collie, who is also known for his acting work on "Nashville," will launch the Prison Music Expression Program.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.
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Gohardasht prison in Iran.
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Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
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Prison in Lisbon, Portugal
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Mythbusters host Jamie Hyneman in Monterey Bay during an episode shoot
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Video grab shows riot police outside a prison in the northern Mexcian city of Monterrey on February 11, 2016
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Joyce Mitchell is led into court June 12, 2015 in Plattsburgh, New York, where she pleaded not guilty to allegedly helping two convicted killers in New York state escape by smuggling tools to them
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Members of the notorious Barrio 18 gang inside El Salvador's Cojutepeque prison.
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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The William C. Holman Correctional Facility, Atmore, AL
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The prison cell where Ashley Smith committed suicide.
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