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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.

Gang prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala

San Jos - Imprisoned young gang members killed two guards and held four others hostage in a riot in a juvenile detention center in Guatemala, police said Monday.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.

Theo Lacy: feared US jail for undocumented immigrants

Orange - In fluorescent uniforms, dozens of inmates blink in the afternoon sun as they line up in the yard for lunch, the low murmur of their chatter punctuated suddenly by a solitary plaintive cry."This is horrible!

Man attempts to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and phones up his butt

Liverpool - Recently, a court in England heard about man attempting to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and six cellphones into prison. He thought a good way of doing this was by placing them up his butt.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls

Amman - A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed.

Decomposing remains of seven people found in Venezuelan prison

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities said they have found the decomposing remains of seven people inside the country's biggest prison, five months after violent clashes among inmates forced its closure."We received reports...

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on

Moscow - It was a few minutes after the prison guards hung him up by his shackled wrists, blindfolded, that Ildar Dadin says he began to crack.

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.
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