Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin claims he is being beaten, repeatedly tortured and threatened with rape and murder in Karelia penal colony in the northwest of the…
German officials are under fire over the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr, whose death deprives authorities of precious information.
The so-called Minsk Agreement implemented to end the war between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces is floundering on many levels
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 State Department has admitted for the first time that a 400 million dollar cash payment made to Iran ordered by a tribunal was withheld until four US prisoners were…
Amnesty International says the conditions amount to "human rights abuses"
Turkey could release as many as 93,000 prison inmates to make room for the many thousands of suspects being arrested over last month's failed military coup.
Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…
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.
Amnesty International has published a statement alleging that detainees in Turkey are being tortured amid the spate of arrests after the 15 July failed coup.
The freed son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has returned to his family home in Lahore. Ali Haider Gilani was freed from Taliban captivity by
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
Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has partly won a court case over his prison treatment. He is serving 21 years for murdering 77 people. The
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has partly won a court case against the Norwegian state, in which he claimed his human rights were
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
The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a 19 month jail term for corruption on Monday – making him the country’s first ex-head of government
Angry relatives gathered outside Mexico’s Topo Chico prison, notorious for its violence, after 49 detainees died during a deadly riot inside the
At least fifty two people have died in a riot and fire at a prison in Mexico. A dispute between rival drug gangs is said to have triggered the
The lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman said he will resist extradition to the United States for his client. The kingpin known as El Chapo is
He made headlines around the world when he tunneled out of a maximum security prison through a long tunnel, but now he’s been recaptured. The
More than 3,000 prisoners have been released early in Washington because of a computer glitch. Sentence reductions for good behaviour were