At least 31 inmates are killed in a Brazilian prison in what is believed to be a drug gang revenge attack.
It comes only five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades.
Over 100 prisoners are on the loose and 56 have died after two rival drugs gangs ran riot in a Brazilian prison.
Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.
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…
More than 170 inmates have escaped a jail in Haiti following a mass break out.
Prisoners still on the loose following escape from Sao Paulo psychiatric prison
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.
Russia and Ukraine have swapped prisoners for the second time in less than a month.
Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived in Kyiv following a prisoner-swap with Russia.
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
It marks the first such wave of releases pledged by Aung San Suu Kyi as a top priority for the new government.
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