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Brazil transfers inmates from seething gangland prison

Natal - Brazilian authorities on Wednesday started transferring some inmates from a prison wracked by deadly gang violence for days, as troops were mobilized elsewhere to help confront a broad crisis in the overcrowded penitentiary system.

Ordinary jail for El Salvador ex-president

Sansalvador - A former president of El Salvador who is detained pending trial for alleged embezzlement was transferred to an ordinary jail Tuesday.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

Human Rights Watch slams Brazil police, prison abuses

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police are torturing and illegally killing thousands of people a year while violent gangs are running the country's overcrowded prisons, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Brazil deploys 200 new guards after jail massacres

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government deployed 200 emergency personnel Tuesday to secure two northern prisons after a series of massacres left 100 inmates dead last week.

Some 100 killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

Manaus - At least four inmates were killed Sunday in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, sending the number of violent prison fatalities over 100 in just one week.

Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

Washington - A Rastafarian prophet, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President Barack Obama for clemency before he leaves office in two weeks.

US mass murderer Manson too weak to undergo surgery: report

Los Angeles - US mass murderer Charles Manson, who was rushed to hospital earlier this week, is suffering from intestinal bleeding but is too weak to undergo surgery, media reports said on Friday.

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Boa Vista - Brazil was hit Friday by its second grisly prison massacre in a week, as inmates beheaded and mutilated fellow prisoners at a northern jail, leaving 31 dead.

Brazil's president promises new jails after 'horrific' riot

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Thursday the country will build new prisons in every state to relieve overcrowding after a "horrific" riot that left 56 inmates dead.

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Cairo - Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

110 inmates on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Kidapawan - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation's biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation's strife-torn south.

110 inmates on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Kidapawan - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation's biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation's strife-torn south.

110 inmates on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Kidapawan - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation's biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation's strife-torn south.

Brazil prison knew about escape risk: minister

Bras - Brazil's justice minister said Wednesday that local authorities in the Amazon region knew about the risk of a mass escape from two prisons where 184 inmates fled amid a deadly riot.

US mass murderer Manson 'seriously ill' in hospital: media

Los Angeles - US mass murderer Charles Manson is "seriously ill" in hospital after being transferred from prison for undisclosed medical condition, according to media reports on Tuesday.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Kidapawan - Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Kidapawan - Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Kidapawan - Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.

Brazil hunts escaped inmates after bloody prison riot

Manaus - Brazilian police staged a massive manhunt Tuesday for scores of convicts who escaped during a prison riot that ended with 56 inmates killed by their rivals, many of them beheaded.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Manaus - Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 prisoners escaped, officials said.

Armed men 'attack Bahrain jail, policeman killed, inmates released'

Dibai - Armed men on Sunday attacked a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, killing one policeman and allowing inmates to escape, the interior ministry said.
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