The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r
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.
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 government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.
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…
Former rogue UBS trader Kweku Adoboli warns banks are still pressuring employees to make profits "no matter what" and his crimes could be repeated.
An Armenian policeman was killed on Saturday as chaos gripping Yerevan spirals increasingly out of control.
Two Moscow airport workers plead guilty to causing the jet crash that killed Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie in 2014.
The man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981 can be freed from a psychiatric hospital.
Australia is reeling after footage was aired on TV showing guards tear-gassing teenage inmates of a detention centre and strapping a half-naked, hooded boy to a chair.
There have been dramatic scenes in Brussels, with striking prison wardens bursting into the Belgian Justice Ministry building. Baton-wielding riot
Belgium has mobilised the military to assist in prisons where guards have been on strike for over two weeks. Police and the Red Cross had been
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved from a jail in central Mexico on Saturday to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the US border, in a move that appears
He was once Europe’s most wanted fugitive, now he is in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison in the Paris region. Saleh Abdeslam the
The head of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture says some inmates have to share beds.
Suicide rates in French prisons are almost double the European average. The latest data from the Council of Europe, in a report published in December
Italy is showing the world how to reform prisons, and has passed into law an impressive and widely-praised reform package. But the money to implement it is sorely lacking, and in the meantime most of
Former CIA operative Sabrina de Sousa has lost her appeal in Portugal’s supreme court against extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for
He has been on hunger strike. Now Portuguese Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has been jailed with 16 other activists for ‘conspiracy to commit a
Two inmates at a Canadian jail created their own version of “The Great Escape”, fleeing Quebec’s St-Jérôme jail by clinging to a cord attached to a
Anders Behring Breivik , the man convicted of killing 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity is suing his jailers for alleged cruel and
A Turkish court has jailed two Syrians over the drowning of toddler Aylan Kurdi and four others including his mother and brother. Each sentenced to
A complaint of sleep deprivation is said to be behind a request by the captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
The release of two Turkish journalists has been described by one of them as a “clear defeat” for the country’s president. Can Dundar from