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At least 55 prisoners have been found dead in four jails in the Brazilian city of Manaus after clashes between rival gangs, authorities said.
Pictures of mammals being held in cramped conditions in Russia have prompted outrage worldwide.
The answer is revealed in new data released today about Europe's prisons.
"All I remember is waking up on the floor underneath the table," the lawyer said.
Dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies", the prison has concrete slabs for beds and houses some of the most violent criminals convicted in the US.
The United Arab Emirates is considering a request to grant clemency to British academic Matthew Hedges, who was sentenced to life in prison this week after being convicted of spying.
It's after arrests were made at anti-government protests which continued over a three month period
The Istanbul Regional Justice Court voted to release journalist Mehmet Altan on Wednesday. He was one of hundreds of journalists arrested following a military coup attempt in 2016.
"If they had treated me from the beginning, I would never have returned to jail eight times."
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says “important differences remain” as clock ticks to strike deal; and how
Experts gather in Brussels to advise EU on fighting radicalisation in wake of deadly attacks
Oliver Schmidt is the second to be jailed in the US over the diesel emissions scandal.
The charges gainst a 27-year-old Scot, accused of indecency for allegedly touching a man's hip in a bar in Dubai have been dropped
Madrid hardens its stance towards Catalonia and jails two separatists pending sedition investigation
Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 115 people across 15 provinces over alleged links to last year's failed coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
Art is not always where you might expect to find it.
With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai
Inmates at an Alabama prison escaped after fooling a new guard by obscuring door numbers with peanut butter
Ollanta Humala, President of Peru until 2016, has been jailed along with his wife amidst concerns that they might flee the country ahead of their trial on money laundering charges.
Scandinavian states are driving a general downward across the bloc.
One of Italy’s most notorious mafia bosses Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina could soon be released from prison after the country’s appeals court ruled
Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Friday (May 19) during demonstrations in support of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike in Israeli…
Chelsea Manning, the US Army private sentenced to 35-years in jail for leaking military files, has been released from military jail.
Italy's highest court is due to give a verdict in the case of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives.
A former business manager for Alanis Morissette who stole over seven million dollars (6.
Insiders takes an in-depth look at how Europe is responding to the threat of terrorist attacks.