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Italian startup gives inmates a break
Time in prison is often monotonous and tedious. An Italian startup wants to change that by experimenting with a form of democratic participation to foster social integration inside and outside.
Brazil prison riot leaves at least 50 dead
Fighting broke out between rival gangs in the morning at a small penitentiary in the northern Brazilian state of Para. Prison officials said at least 16 victims had been decapitated.
Songs produced behind bars earn convict street cred in Burkina Faso
In a time of talent shows, the Ouagadougou prison and correctional facility known as MOCO is home to Burkina Faso's latest musical find - Roland Tapsoba, AKA 'Rolbi'.
Colombia's Supreme Court orders ex-FARC leader's release
Colombia's Supreme Court has ordered that the former leader of the FARC rebel group be released from prison. The move is likely to anger the US, which wants to extradite him on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Vice president of Venezuelan congress detained
The vice president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, has been detained and towed to prison in his car. He was apprehended for alleged support of an uprising arranged by opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Minister of Interior inspects 2,500-capacity prison
Minister of Interior inspects 2,500-capacity prison.
Sudan’s Bashir sent to prison, army orders more arrests within his inner circle
Sudan’s Bashir sent to prison, army orders more arrests within his inner circle.
Venezuela releases German journalist Billy Six from jail
Billy Six has walked out of a Venezuelan prison, where he spent the past four months following accusations of spying. However, the German journalist must continue to report to authorities.
Overworked Koreans pay to get locked up in fake prison
31 Dec 2018
Overworked Koreans pay to get locked up in fake prison.
Deer poacher forced to watch 'Bambi' in prison
29 Dec 2018
Deer poacher forced to watch 'Bambi' in prison.
German man sentenced for setting his dogs on Syrian father
23 Dec 2018
A 24-year-old has been given a multi-year prison term for goading his dogs to attack a Syrian family in Magdeburg. The man also allegedly attacked other people, including those with foreign backgrounds, in recent months.
Buhari tells story of his detention in prison
8 Nov 2018
Buhari tells the story of his detention in prison.