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14 dead after armed men attacked Mexican prison next to US border
At least 24 inmates escaped from a Mexican prison after armed men attacked the facility on New Year’s Day.
Boris Becker freed from prison
German tennis legend Boris Becker has been freed from prison after serving eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence.
Reporters Without Borders says a record 533 journalists are imprisoned worldwide
Reporters Without Borders has cited Iran's crackdown on protests for pushing the number of journalists in prison to a record high of 533.
Inmates dancing to escape in Portuguese prison
The workshop prepares inmates for social reintegration and allows them to take their minds off their troubles.
Dance workshop gives escape to inmates at Portuguese prison
Inmates at a Portuguese prison find a temporary release from their problems during a dance workshop.
Alexei Navalny says he was 'moved to tiny cell' in Russian prison
Putin's most prominent internal critic claims he has been transferred to a cramped "punishment cell" in prison and deprived of family visits.
Four inmates killed in blaze and riots at Tehran prison, officials say
At least four people died, and 61 were injured after a blaze broke out at a Tehran jail notorious for housing political prisoners. No detainees escaped, according to authorities.
Controversy in France over 'shocking' go-kart prison event
A controversial event involving prisoners and staff at France's Fresnes prison featured go-karting and an obstacle course.
Dozens killed in fire after escape attempt at Colombian prison
The incident occurred at a facility in the southwestern city of Tuluá.
Moscow politician who opposed war in Ukraine has detention extended
Municipal councillor Alexei Gorinov has been in jail since April, accused of discrediting the country’s military after speaking out against Russia’s invasion.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny moved to maximum-security prison
The Russian opposition leader had been jailed near Moscow since February 2021.
US jail official helped 'extremely dangerous' inmate escape
Jail official Vicky White told co-workers she was taking Casey White for a mental health evaluation. But no such appointment was scheduled it later emerged.
Denmark agrees €15m deal to send 300 foreign prisoners to Kosovo
Danish authorities had initially announced plans to rent prison cells in the small Western Balkan country in December.
Prisoners use mail-in voting for first time in a presidential election
It's seen a sharp rise in the number of prisoners voting this time around.
Bulgaria's former PM Boyko Borissov released from detention
The former prime minister was freed after prosecutors failed to come up with enough evidence to press charges. His lawyer said the arrest came as part of an inquiry into alleged extortion.
Myanmar junta releases hundreds of prisoners on country's Unity Day
In a customary gesture for national holidays, the country's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing also announced an amnesty for more than 860 prisoners, state-run newspapers reported.
Iran 'jail restaurant' aims to free bad debt inmates
Two Iranian ex-prisoners have opened a successful "jail restaurant" to help raise funds to free convicts languishing behind bars for unpaid debts
Denmark agrees €15 million deal to rent prison cells in Kosovo
The inmates will be sent to a prison in Gjilan – a town located some 50 kilometres from the capital Pristina, starting from 2023.
Denmark plans to rent 300 prison cells in Kosovo to ease overcrowding
The cells will be used to house foreign prisoners who are due to be deported after serving their sentences.
Egyptian activist released from prison after nearly two years
He was arrested in February 2020, shortly after landing in Cairo on what was supposed to be a short visit home from Italy. His trial has been postponed until February next year.