Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.
The US state of Arkansas begins its bid to kill eight men on death row before a lethal injection drug expires in 10 days with the execution of Ledell Lee.
The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.
Palestinians march on Prisoners' Day in solidarity with an open-ended hunger strike by inmates in Israel.
A court in Munich jailed four far-right extremists on Wednesday for forming a terror group with racist and anti-Semitic aims and planning to attack refugees.
Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.
At least 27 inmates have now thought to have died in the latest violence to erupt in a Brazilian prison.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Basque city of Bilbao to demand that jailed members of ETA serve out their sentences closer to home.
Mikhail “The Werewolf” Popkov already serving a life-sentence for murdering 22 women, admitted to police he murdered 59 others
At least 31 inmates are killed in a Brazilian prison in what is believed to be a drug gang revenge attack.
Over 100 prisoners are on the loose and 56 have died after two rival drugs gangs ran riot in a Brazilian prison.
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.