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Most people can't imagine what goes through someone's mind when they are facing a prison sentence. 'How to Prepare For Prison' follows three people who are in that exact situation.

Norway to appeal Breivik ruling for 'inhuman treatment'

Oslo - The Norwegian state will appeal an Oslo court ruling that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's solitary confinement in prison constitutes "inhuman" treatment, the government said on Tuesday.

Breivik prison conditions to remain unchanged for now: warden

Oslo - Prison conditions for Anders Behring Breivik will remain unchanged for now, the prison warden said Thursday, one day after a court ruled that Norway violated the mass murderer's human rights.

Mass murderer Breivik wins lawsuit over 'inhuman' treatment

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer and self-proclaimed Nazi Anders Behring Breivik on Wednesday won his lawsuit against the state over his "inhuman" solitary confinement in prison.

Man facing 20 years for candy theft rejects offer to serve four

New Orleans - A repeat offender in New Orleans facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing candy has turned down an offer from prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve just four years behind bars.

Paris, Brussels attacks suspects switch Belgian prisons

Brussels - Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and alleged accomplice Mohamed Abrini, who is also charged over the Brussels attacks, were moved to different jails in Belgium on Monday, prison officials said.

Mexican prisons overcrowded, run by inmates

- Dozens of Mexican prisons are overcrowded and run by inmates, with many sneaking televisions, cellphones and weapons into their cells, a human rights body said Tuesday.

Race and the death penalty in U.S. spotlight

Washington - Advocates for two African Americans on death row for murder are seeking a reprieve for both men on the grounds their trials were tainted by racial bias, taking their campaigns all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Peru prisoners launch fashion label behind bars

- Santos Arce Ramos is doing 18 years for aggravated robbery, but today he is carefully cutting organic cotton cloth in a workshop at San Pedro, a notorious prison in Peru's capital Lima.

El Salvador passes law cracking down on jailed gang bosses

Sansalvador - Lawmakers in El Salvador on Friday passed a law imposing heavy prison restrictions on convicted bosses of the violent gangs that have made the country one of the most dangerous in the world.

El Salvador mulls crackdown on jailed gang leaders

Sansalvador - Lawmakers in El Salvador on Thursday began examining a government bill to impose heavy restrictions on imprisoned leaders of violent gangs that have made the country one of the most dangerous in the world.

What awaits Abdeslam at Belgian maximum security jail

Bruges - Europe's most wanted man arrived Saturday afternoon under heavy police escort at a maximum security prison on the outskirts of the scenic Belgian city of Bruges, pending his upcoming extradition procedure to France.

Business as usual at Guantanamo betrays Obama ambitions

Guant - A length of razor wire dangles onto a chain-link fence, clinking gently in the warm breeze. Long, thick grass smothers what once was a gravel prison yard. Animal droppings are everywhere.

Business as usual at Guantanamo betrays Obama ambitions

Guant - A length of razor wire dangles onto a chain-link fence, clinking gently in the warm breeze. Long, thick grass smothers what once was a gravel prison yard. Animal droppings are everywhere.

Deputy warden of Honduras' main prison shot dead

Tegucigalpa - The deputy warden of Honduras' main prison was shot dead Friday in an ambush on his car, police said.Juan Andres Sanchez, who helped run the Marco Aurelio penitentiary to the north of the capital Tegucigalpa, was shot and killed just outside the city.

Anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani's killer to be freed: Lawyer

Johanesburg - A South African court ruled Thursday that a Polish immigrant who shot dead the anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993 should be released on parole after 23 years behind bars.

Doctors say Breivik not suffering in solitary confinement: Radio

Oslo - Doctors monitoring Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik claim he is not suffering from his solitary confinement, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday, just days before a lawsuit is to be heard on the issue.

Jailed Palestinians' wives caught between pride, struggle

Ramallah - When he was sentenced to life by Israel a decade ago in a murder case, Ahed Abu Golmi offered to divorce his wife so she could live freely, but she refused.

Officials announce 'truce' ending Guyana prison riot

Georgetown - A prison riot in Guyana that killed 17 inmates has ended in a tentative truce hours after violence flared anew, officials said.

Breivik ready to go to European court to end isolation: Lawyer

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is ready to go to the European Court of Human Rights in his quest to end his solitary confinement, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Sixteen killed in Guyana prison riot: officials

Georgetown - Police and guards stormed an overcrowded maximum security prison in Guyana's capital Thursday to put down a riot that left 16 inmates dead, authorities said.

Norway rejects mass murderer Breivik's prison moan

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday dismissed gripes by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's that his conditions in prison -- where he is serving 21 years for killing 77 people in 2011 -- violate his human rights.

Ex-Guantanamo chief ignores French court summons

Paris - Former Guantanamo prison chief Geoffrey Miller failed to appear Tuesday before a French court despite a summons over accusations of torture by two ex-detainees, lawyers said.

UN expert condemns Haiti prison overcrowding, conditions

Port-au-prince - A UN human rights expert on Tuesday condemned overcrowding at Haitian prisons and the slow pace of the country's legal system that has left many suspects awaiting court dates languishing behind bars.

Freedom for sale: Corruption rampant in Russian prisons

Moscow - A better cell, a hospital stay or early release -- everything can be bought in Russian jails, as corruption revelations have shown.Yelena Fedoseyeva, a former inmate at Prison Camp No.

Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

Washington - President Barack Obama presented a long-shot plan to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention center, hoping to fulfill an elusive campaign promise before he leaves office next year.

Obama identifies 13 possible sites to replace Guantanamo

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a plan to close the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, identifying 13 possible replacement sites in a bid to honor a glaringly unfulfilled campaign promise.

Obama to unveil plan to close Guantanamo prison

Washington - President Barack Obama is expected Tuesday to make a final push to close the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, hoping to honor a glaringly unfulfilled campaign promise.

Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons

Managua - Nicaragua has released more than 8,000 convicts on parole and sent 94 foreigners to finish sentences in their home countries since 2014, easing overcrowding in prisons, the government said Monday.

Ex-Black Panther freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Chicago - A former Black Panther activist who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement was freed from a US prison after decades of legal battles to prove his innocence.
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