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Myanmar man jailed for calling president 'crazy' on Facebook

Yangon - A man has been jailed for nine months after calling Myanmar's president "crazy" in a Facebook post, his wife said Friday, in the latest use of a junta-era defamation law under the new civilian government.

Brazilian prisoners attempt mass breakout

S - Prisoners at a badly overcrowded facility in Sao Paulo state rioted and knocked down a fence to attempt a mass escape before being subdued Thursday, Brazilian officials said.

Brazilian court annuls police sentencings in prison bloodbath

S - A Sao Paulo court has thrown out convictions of police in the deaths of 111 prisoners during the suppression of a 1992 prison riot, drawing condemnation from rights groups Wednesday.

Drug lords killed, injured in Philippine jail

Manila - A man accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of being the nation's top drug trafficker was injured and a gang member killed during jailhouse knife attacks on Wednesday, authorities said.

Sniper kills prisoner in high-security Montenegro jail

Podgorica - A sniper has shot dead a prisoner in broad daylight in a yard at Montenegro's highest security jail, officials in the Balkan country said Friday.The victim, named only by the initials D.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate free to continue hunger strike: judge

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, ruled a Uruguayan judge.

Ex-Gitmo inmate in Uruguay exits coma, resumes hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay but demanding to be reunited with his family has resumed a hunger strike after coming out of a coma, his doctor said Thursday.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped from their cells and rioted after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped and rioted on Monday after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

US inmates launch nationwide prison protests

Washington - Prisoners throughout the United States went on strike Friday, answering social media calls to protest prison living conditions in a mobilization whose magnitude remains difficult to assess.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate in Uruguay hospital after hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate who was resettled in Uruguay was hospitalized, suffering from the effects of a prolonged hunger strike, a source said.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate declares hunger strike in Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay in 2014 has declared a hunger strike after being deported from Venezuela in a failed attempt to reunite with his family in Turkey.

Venezuela sends ex-Guantanamo inmate back to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials said Tuesday.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.

Amnesty denounces 'appalling abuse' in Syrian jails

Birut - Syrian authorities are committing torture on a "massive scale" in government prisons including beatings, electric shocks, rape and psychological abuse that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Prison overcrowding highlights swamped justice in Central America

Sansalvador - Central America's relentless struggle with gangs and street crime has created a worrying consequence: prisons so overcrowded they serve more as schools for felons than institutions for rehabilitation, according to experts.

10 dead in suspected jailbreak in Philippines

Manila - Ten prisoners in the Philippines were killed when a suspected jailbreak and attempt to kidnap the warden went wrong in a Manila suburb, authorities said Friday.

Enterprising Uruguayan inmates make bricks, pizzas

Montevideo - Alvaro Brusti had never worked in his life before he wound up behind bars for armed robbery.Now after five years inside, the 34-year-old is running his own company, in an unusual scheme at a Uruguayan jail.

Pistorius injured in prison fall, treated in hospital

Johanesburg - South African athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to his cell after being treated in hospital for injuries from a fall, prison officials said Sunday, as his brother denied claims he had deliberately hurt himself.

Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

Asunci - Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV.

Surgery on Noriega brain tumor postponed: doctor

Panama - Scheduled surgery on imprisoned former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to remove a benign brain tumor has been postponed because of the 82-year-old's frail health, his doctor told AFP.

Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: authorities

Guatemala City - Thirteen people were killed on Monday in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them an ex-soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said.

Panamanian ex-dictator set to undergo brain tumor surgery

Panama - Panama's imprisoned former dictator Manuel Noriega will undergo surgery next week for a benign brain tumor, his doctor said.Physician Eduardo Reyes told AFP on Friday the surgery is set for July 21 at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City.

Experts urge action against HIV prison 'incubators'

Paris - Public health experts called Friday for far-reaching measures against prison "incubators" of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis.

10 prison inmates escape in Mexico beach resort Cancun

- Ten inmates escaped in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun by jumping the prison wall, in the latest jailbreak to hit the country's scandal-plagued penitentiary system.

Mexico police, troops 'routinely' rape arrested women: Amnesty

- Mexico's police and armed forces routinely torture and mistreat women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation, Amnesty International wrote in a damning report released on Tuesday.

Three inmates escape during Mexico prison riot

Tlalnepantla - Three inmates escaped during a riot and fire at a prison outside Mexico City that left 10 prisoners and seven police officers injured, authorities said Tuesday.

Three dead in new clash at Mexican prison

Monterrey - Three inmates were killed after a gang ordered the assassination of one of them at a Mexican prison where 49 others died in a brawl in February, authorities said Thursday.
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