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Orange is the new black - pot noodles are the new tobacco

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.

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US reveals plans to phase out private prisons

The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.

The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.

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Tens of thousands of prisoners freed in Turkey

The government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.

The government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.

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Turkish prosecutors seek jail term for pro-Kurdish party leader Demirtas

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…

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Prominent journalist freed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

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Striking prison wardens burst into Belgian justice ministry building

There have been dramatic scenes in Brussels, with striking prison wardens bursting into the Belgian Justice Ministry building. Baton-wielding riot

There have been dramatic scenes in Brussels, with striking prison wardens bursting into the Belgian Justice Ministry building. Baton-wielding riot