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Nearly 80 'highly dangerous' inmates escape Paraguay prison

Asunci - Nearly 80 prisoners, many of them members of a big Brazilian drug and arms-trafficking gang and described as "highly dangerous," escaped Sunday from a Paraguayan prison near the border with Brazil, police said.

Switzerland grapples with assisted suicide for prisoners

Geneva - A request by a convict behind bars for life is testing Switzerland's support for assisted suicide, raising complex questions over whether ill prisoners can seek help to end their own lives.

US state sacks prison guard trainees for Nazi salute

Washington - Thirty apprentice prison officers in the eastern United States will be fired for making a Nazi salute in a group photo, the state governor said on Monday.

Ex-inmate hits back at China 'lies' over prison labour row

London - The Briton who made public a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from Chinese prisoners involved in forced labour on Monday dismissed Beijing's denial as "lies".

China denies allegations of forced labour at Shanghai prison

Bejing - China Monday denied allegations that prisoners were being used for forced labour, after a British newspaper reported that a London schoolgirl found a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison.

China denies allegations of forced labour at Shanghai prison

Bejing - China Monday denied allegations that prisoners were being used for forced labour, after a British newspaper reported that a London schoolgirl found a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison.

Prison clashes leave 36 dead in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - At least 36 people were killed in weekend clashes in Honduran prisons as the military and police try to regain control after a spate of murders linked to the criminal gangs plaguing the country.

At least 18 prisoners dead in clash at Honduras jail

Tegucigalpa - At least 18 inmates died and 16 were injured in overnight clashes between prisoners in Honduras after fighting erupted at a jail in the northern port town of Tela, prison officials said Saturday.

On parole, foreign ex-convicts battle to survive in Brazil

S - When South African drug mule Thandi was freed from a Rio de Janeiro jail in June, she had no money and nowhere to go -- until a Brazilian policeman agreed to help her, for a price."The police officer offered me...

French jihadist gets 28 years for prison attack

Paris - A Paris court on Friday sentenced a jailed Islamist radical to 28 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of two prison wardens in September 2016, the first jihadist attack in a French prison.

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

Tanriverdi - Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty -- haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-toe cover every inch of floor space.

'Russians don't surrender': 'agent' Maria Butina arrives in Moscow

Moscow - Maria Butina clutched bouquets of flowers and exclaimed that "Russians don't surrender" as she arrived in Moscow on Saturday after serving nine months in a US jail for acting as a Russian government agent.

Russian 'agent' Maria Butina to be released from US prison

Washington - Maria Butina, the red-headed gun advocate from Russia who built a network of high-level Republican contacts before being arrested for spying, is expected to return to her country after her Friday release from a Florida prison.

Haiti's dicey prison conditions made worse by crisis

Port-au-prince - With protests rocking the streets, some prison authorities in Haiti have confined inmates to cells that lack showers or toilets, in a country where most detainees are stuck awaiting trial for months or even years.

Syria Kurds say prison housing IS fighters hit by Turkey

Beirut - Syria's Kurds said Thursday that Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured Islamic State group fighters, despite Ankara's pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the jihadists."The Turkish regime...

French drug smuggler moving to Indonesia's 'Alcatraz' after escape bid

Jakarta - A French drug smuggler who briefly faced execution in Indonesia will be transferred to a high-security prison island, dubbed the nation's "Alcatraz", following a second escape bid, a corrections official said Friday.

Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Friday after being taken to the hospital last week with heart problems, his doctor said.

Lebanon detains former militia member accused of torture

Beirut - Lebanon has detained a senior member of a disbanded Israel-backed militia, a judicial source said Thursday, after his return to the country sparked widespread condemnation and revived accusations of torture.

Ukraine filmmaker in Moscow for possible prisoner swap: reports

Moscow - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, serving a 20-year jail term in Russia, was moved to Moscow ahead of a possible prisoner swap, Russian news agencies and Ukrainian MPs said Thursday.

Hundreds escape Papua prison after violent riots

Manokwar - Indonesian authorities were hunting for more than 250 inmates who escaped a Papua prison set ablaze during violent riots, officials said Tuesday, as fresh protests broke out in the restive region.

Iran must free women held over veil protests: UN experts

Geneva - A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

Canada resident home after Iran jail escape: ministry, family

Ottawa - An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison and has arrived in Canada, the foreign ministry and his family said.

Brazil inmates 'suffocated' during transfer after jail riot

Rio De Janeiro - Four inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.

Inmates behind Brazil deadly prison riot transferred

Altamira - Forty-six inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots were being transferred to other jails on Tuesday, an official said.

Inmates behind Brazil deadly prison riot transferred: official

Altamira - Forty-six inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots were being transferred to other jails Tuesday, an official said.

Outcry in Spain over tributes to freed ETA prisoners

Madrid - Tributes paid to two members of the Basque separatist group ETA when they left jail sparked outrage Tuesday in Spain, prompting the government to called for an investigation.

Deadly unrest in Latin America's prisons

Rio De Janeiro - The deadly riot in a prison at Altamira in northern Brazil, which left more than 50 dead on Monday, is the latest unrest in Latin America's notoriously overcrowded jails.

At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot

Rio De Janeiro - At least 57 inmates were killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said.

British-Iranian woman transferred back to Tehran prison

London - A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 has been returned to prison after being held in the mental ward of a public hospital for nearly a week, her husband said Monday.
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