16 Sep 2021

Israeli police recapture four of six escaped Palestinian prisoners

Israeli police have reported that four of the six men who successfully escaped from a prison in Northern Israel on Monday have been recaptured by security forces. The first two escapees were arrested on Friday evening in Nazareth, roughly 18 miles from the prison in which the breakout happened. Another

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09 Sep 2021

Indonesian Prison Fire Kills 41 Inmates

In Indonesia, a fire at a prison has killed 41 inmates. The fire, which occurred on Wednesday, highlights the dangers posed by the country’s overcrowded correctional facilities. Indonesia’s minister of law and human rights Yasonna Laoly stated that the prison was holding more than five times its capacity at the

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24 Aug 2021

Hackers Leak Footage of Iranian Prison

Hacking group Edalat-e Ali has allegedly released silent videos capturing the living conditions inside Tehran’s Evin Prison after compromising their systems and accessing surveillance footage. The prison typically houses political prisoners, according to reports. Iran International confirmed that they received the images and video footage from the hacking group on

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28 May 2021

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protests

Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media mogul in Hong Kong has been sentenced to 14months in prison for participation in an unauthorized assembly in 2019. Lai will consecutively serve his sentence and his current serving time for participating in other demonstrations that year. Lai will face 20 months in jail.  10

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25 Mar 2021

Russia says Alexey Navalny is in ‘generally good health’ after his team voices concerns

Russia’s prison service has declared that detained opposition figure Alexey Navalny is in good health after Navalny’s team expressed concern over his physical condition. They also reported that they were repeatedly denied access to see him. Navalny and other prisoners in the country’s Vladimir region allegedly received medical examinations on

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01 Mar 2021

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail in historic ruling

On Monday, a French court sentenced former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison due to corruption and influence peddling. However, two years of the sentence have been suspended. Sarkozy was found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate about an ongoing investigation into

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26 Feb 2021

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison

Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested last year under the Digital Security Act in Bangladesh. Ahmed, 53, died on Thursday in the Kashimpur jail, 32 kilometers from the capital Dhaka. Widespread anger has broken out after the dissident writer’s death and the cause of death is not clear. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan

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02 Feb 2011

Prisons and the Education of Terrorists

Prison reformers have long been aware that the cellblock is a school for criminals, the shadow campus where the petty offender graduates into organized crime. Yet strangely, the same insight has for the most part eluded jail keepers in countries now targeted by Islamic terrorists. The usefulness of prisons as

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