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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.
Investigations launched into alleged mistreatment of Russian prisoners
Kyiv and Moscow are investigating a graphic video which has been widely shared on social media but has not been verified.
El Salvador prisoners dragged out of cells amid spike in gang violence
Officers dragged half-naked inmates out of their cells, forced them to run and searched them in the courtyard. President Nayib Bukele issued an ultimatum to gangs considered responsible for dozens of homicides in three days, threatening to increase punishments on their imprisoned members.
Snake Island sailors freed in Ukraine war prisoner exchange, says Kyiv
The 13 soldiers had famously defied Russian warships at the very start of the invasion.
Calls for calm after Corsican nationalist dies from prison attack
The fatal attack has sparked rioting and protests on the French Mediterranean island.
Violent clashes continue in Corsica after prominent prisoner attacked
Protesters have rallied for several days after a convicted murderer and Corsican independence activist was left in a coma by another prisoner.
Alexei Navalny faces additional 10-year jail sentence on fraud charges
The Russian opposition leader is already serving a 2.5-year sentence in a maximum-security detention centre.
Inmates sue after receiving Ivermectin to treat COVID without consent
Four inmates in the US state of Arkansas claim they were given Ivermectin after testing positive for COVID, but they say they were told that it was vitamins, antibiotics or steroids.
Gorgona: The prison island with tropical rainforests and a dark past
Popular with ecotourists now, this Colombian beauty spot harbours a brutal history.
Lithuania opens doors of alleged former CIA secret prison
The complex is now being prepared to be put up for auction.
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.
Romanian prisoners take to the stage in annual theatre festival
Every winter, inmates from Romanian jails begin rehearsals for an on-stage production performed at the 'Liberation Through Culture' festival. Organisers say it's an immense help to what they do with the rest of their sentences.
Dramatic breakout as gang rams vehicles into prison in Mexico
The incident is one of the most dramatic breakouts the country has seen in recent years.
Why are Insulate Britain activists on hunger strike?
Emma Smart says she misses the birds and trees she could see from her prison cell, as her hunger strike reaches 14 days.
Iran detainee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe wins Magnitsky Bravery Award
Zaghari-Ratcliffe's 7-year-old daughter Gabriella accepted the award at a ceremony in London on behalf of the British-Iranian dual national, held in Iran since 2016.
Republic of Ecuador
Police: Ecuadorian prison clash leaves dozens dead
Clashes inside Ecuador’s largest prison early on Saturday left at least 58 inmates dead.
Russia dismisses 18 prison officials over rape and torture allegations
Videos released by an NGO in October showed a prisoner being sexually abused at a prison hospital in the Saratov region.
Myanmar junta leader says over 5,000 anti-coup protesters to be freed
Coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing was speaking for the first time since being excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit of south-east Asian leaders.
Robert Durst hospitalised with COVID-19, his lawyer says
New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalised after contracting COVID-19.
Navalny says Russian prison has changed his status to 'terrorist'
Putin's most prominent critic claims he is no longer considered a flight risk but is now deemed an extremist and a terrorist.
Russia dismisses four prison officials over allegations of rape
Russia is investigating allegations of torture and rape in the country's prison system after leaked NGO videos appear to show inmates being abused.
Republic of Ecuador
State of emergency declared in Ecuador’s prisons after 116 die in riot
Officials said at least five of the dead in the riot at Litoral penitentiary in Guayaquil were beheaded.
Inmate thought to have used drone to smuggle gun into Italian prison
An Italian prisoner, with links to the Neapolitan mafia, is thought to have smuggled in a gun by drone to shoot at other inmates, a prison union has said.
Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalised
A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital early on Wednesday.
Prisoner in Kosovo puts bile in mobile as Nokia is found in stomach
Pin-digestion? The prisoner had been complaining of stomach pain for days before doctors discovered the Nokia phone.
Gazans celebrate escape of six Palestinians from Israeli prison
Gazans celebrate the escape of 6 Palestinian prisoners from an Israeli prison in northern Israel through a tunnel dug beneath a sink, triggering a massive manhunt for the group that includes a prominent ex-militant.