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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.

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.

Inmates escape Indonesian prison during floods

Jakarta - Dozens of inmates swam to freedom from a flooded Indonesian jail after one of its walls collapsed, police said Wednesday, the latest breakout to hit the country's creaking prison system.

Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, said Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town.

Overcrowding, corruption and crime: the hell of Mexican prisons

Mexico - Plagued by riots, murders and escapes, the prolonged crisis in Mexico's overcrowded prisons is being worsened by the infiltration of cartels and the corruption of authorities.

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday.

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest under a deal brokered by the Red Cross, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday.

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday.

El Salvador captures escaped female killer 'Boss'

Guatemala City - Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said.

91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

S - A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil on Thursday by fleeing through a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel, Brazilian media said.

British-Norwegian ex-soldier freed from Congo jail

Oslo - A British-Norwegian dual citizen who was serving a life sentence for murder and espionage in a Congolose prison was released and returned to Norway on Wednesday, authorities said.

Amnesty demands probe into PNG prison killings

Sydney - Amnesty International Tuesday called for an independent investigation into the killing of 17 prisoners who broke out of a jail in Papua New Guinea, voicing alarm at the gunning down of unarmed people.

Guatemala launches search for fugitive female assassin boss

Guatemala City - Guatemalan security forces launched a search for the female leader of a hit squad for hire after she escaped the prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence.

Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man, released from prison

Rio De Janeiro - Eike Batista, once considered the richest man in Brazil, was released from prison Sunday and moved to house arrest, authorities in Rio de Janeiro state said.

Brazilian judge authorizes release of ex-magnate Batista

Rio De Janeiro - Fallen tycoon Eike Batista, who rose to become Brazil's wealthiest man before surrendering to face corruption charges, may be released from prison while awaiting his trial.

12 dead in Venezuelan prison clash: official

Caracas - An outbreak of violence between rival groups of inmates at a prison in eastern Venezuela has left 12 dead and 11 injured, the government said Wednesday.

Arkansas carries out first of planned executions

Washington - The US state of Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a decade, the state's attorney general said, proceeding despite criticism that its controversial plan to execute several prisoners by the end of the month was rushed.

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

Jerusalem - Israel vowed Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by prominent prisoner and popular leader Marwan Barghouti.

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

Jerusalem - Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed on Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by popular leader Marwan Barghouti.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a movement that could mark a serious challenge to Israeli authorities if sustained.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Greek ex-minister jailed for graft secures release

Atenas - Greek magistrates on Wednesday approved the release from prison of former socialist minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, one of the few prominent politicians jailed for corruption in the country, a justice source said.

Greek ex-minister jailed for graft secures release

Atenas - Greek magistrates on Wednesday approved the release from prison of former socialist minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, one of the few prominent politicians jailed for corruption in the country, a justice source said.

Greek ex-minister jailed for graft secures release

Atenas - Greek magistrates on Wednesday approved the release from prison of former socialist minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, one of the few prominent politicians jailed for corruption in the country, a justice source said.

Jailed leader of pro-Kurd party in Turkey ends hunger strike

Diyarbakir - A jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Friday called off his hunger strike, announced the previous day to protest the "inhumane" conditions he was being held under, after prison authorities agreed to talks.

New York mayor backs plan to shut notorious prison

New York - New York's mayor pledged Friday to shut down the notorious Rikers Island prison, the city's main jail complex, in a process that will take at least 10 years.

Guatemala gang attacks police after raid on detention center

Guatemala City - One of Guatemala's most-feared gangs, Barrio 18, has launched a wave of murderous attacks on police across the country following the storming of a detention center overrun by its jailed members, officials said Tuesday.

Police storm Guatemala juvenile center and free guards

San Jos - Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center Monday and freed four guards taken hostage by inmates who killed two others during a riot over what they called harsh treatment.
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