This is the brawl at a US jail that left five prisoners injured, some with stab wounds.
At least 31 inmates are killed in a Brazilian prison in what is believed to be a drug gang revenge attack.
A South Korean court has jailed a local Volkswagen executive for 18 months for falsifying documents to get import certificates for vehicles.
Over 100 prisoners are on the loose and 56 have died after two rival drugs gangs ran riot in a Brazilian prison.
After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.
A jailed Iranian activist on hunger strike in protest at the detention of his writer wife has taken social media by storm.
The disgraced former Israeli president, Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole after serving five years of a seven year jail term for rape.
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…
Austria's government has agreed on a draft law that will fine or jail asylum seekers who lie about their identities to authorities
Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…
Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch
An Egyptian court has sentenced the head of a journalists’ union to two years in prison, a ruling condemned by rights groups.
Israel has jailed a 14-year-old Palestinian for 12 years for the 2015 stabbing of two people in a settlement north of Jerusalem.
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