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Thousands of prison officers in UK to protest over 'unprecedented violence'
Tens of thousands of prison officers in the UK have been ordered to walk out by their union amid concern by the chief inspector of prisons about dangerous failings at a number of jails.
Gunmen storm Brazil prison, more than 100 inmates escape
Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing enabled more than 100 inmates to escape, authorities said.
Saudi political dissident dies after torture at Al Saud regime's prison
A political dissident in Saudi Arabia has reportedly died as a result of torture while in regime custody as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
US inmates stage nationwide prison labor strike over 'modern-day slavery'
Prisoners across the United Sates have started a protest where they are expected to refuse to work, hold sit-ins and even stage hunger strikes.
UK government takes control of crisis-hit prison in Birmingham
The government in the United Kingdom has taken control of the main prison in the second largest city of Birmingham after an inspection authority found that drug abuse and violence was rife in the facility.
Saudi writer critical of UAE’s regional policies sentenced to 5 years in prison
Saudi authorities have handed down prison sentence to a writer in the conservative oil-rich kingdom as part of a widening crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers, members of the press and intellectuals.
Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison
A court in Egypt has sentenced the chairman of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other senior leaders of the movement to life in prison over charges of alleged incitement to murder and violence during protest rallies five years ago.
Cars set on fire outside Birmingham prison
Police and firefighters have rushed to a car park outside the main prison facility in the English city of Birmingham where two men reportedly burnt several cars before escaping from the area.
US pastor moved from prison to house arrest in Turkey’s Izmir
A Turkish court has moved an American pastor, who has spent almost two years in prison on terrorism and espionage charges, from jail to house arrest in a controversial case that has mounted tensions between Ankara and Washington.
Turkish court sentences opposition journalist to over 2 years in prison
A court in Turkey has sentenced a journalist of the center-left and opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet to more than two years in prison on charges of purportedly making people potential targets for militant outfits through her reporting.
54 freed in Afghan raid on Taliban prison in Helmand
At least 54 people have been released from a prison run by Taliban in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, where militants are in control of the majority of districts.
Bahraini court gives prison sentences to five anti-regime activists
A court in Bahrain has handed down prison sentences to five anti-regime protesters as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad Friday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party's troubled campaign ahead of July 25 elections.
Top Gulenist suspect dies of heart attack in Turkish prison
A top suspect of the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dies of a heart attack in prison, state-run news agency Anadolu reports.
Vietnam upholds sentence for prominent human rights activists
A Vietnamese court on Monday upheld prison sentences against four human rights campaigners convicted of attempting to overthrow the state, a lawyer said.

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