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Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven: police

Colombo - Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades.

Hundreds of inmates abandon gang life in El Salvador

- Inside a Salvadaron prison Francisco Lopez teaches fellow ex-gang members how to make paper figurines, as part of a program designed to reinsert them into society once they are released.

Hundreds of inmates abandon gang life in El Salvador

- Inside a Salvadaron prison Francisco Lopez teaches fellow ex-gang members how to make paper figurines, as part of a program designed to reinsert them into society once they are released.

Hundreds of inmates abandon gang life in El Salvador

- Inside a Salvadaron prison Francisco Lopez teaches fellow ex-gang members how to make paper figurines, as part of a program designed to reinsert them into society once they are released.

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Washington - Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. He was 78 years old.

Russia orders hunger-strike prisoner to pay medical bills

Moscow - Russia has ordered a prisoner to pay his medical costs after he went on hunger strike over jail conditions, his lawyer said Monday, a move that could curb protests against poor treatment of convicts.

Russian court orders review of activist's jailing for peaceful protests

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's highest court ordered a review of the precedent-setting case of an opposition activist jailed for two-and-a-half years for peaceful protests.

Curitiba prison is humble home to Brazil's fallen mighty

Curitiba - The list of inmates' names looks like the members' directory at an exclusive club. But these former Brazilian ministers, congressmen and executives are not clinking glasses - they're cooling their heels in prison.

Brazilian army moves to stem prison violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to stem the prison violence that has hit the country, seizing weapons and drugs at a facility where nearly three dozen inmates died in a riot this month.

US judge orders 'El Chapo' to appear by video link

New York - A US judge has ordered that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appear by video link at his next court hearing to avoid unnecessary transfers for one of the world's most notorious criminals.

52 inmates on run after Brazil jailbreak

S - Brazilian police were hunting for 52 inmates who broke out of a jail on Tuesday in the latest unrest to hit the country's overcrowded prisons.

Police use shipping containers to separate Brazil prison gangs

Natal - Brazilian police used shipping containers on Saturday to try to separate rival gangs in a prison where clashes a week ago left at least 26 people dead.

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Natal - Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of gang violence.

Fresh jail riot erupts as Brazil unrest spreads

Natal - Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a spreading wave of gang violence.

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.
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