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Vietnam environmental activist tortured in jail, says wife

Authorities wanted Nguyen Ngoc Anh 'to confess' to crimes he did not commit.

Australian couple detained in Iran named as travel bloggers

The third person detained by Iran was revealed as a British-Australian academic.

Well-behaved Penang prison inmates get extra time with families for Raya

Rare opportunity to celebrate with all their family members at the same time.

Legalising marijuana could reduce number of prisoners, says minister

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong says this in turn will reduce the cost of looking after prison inmates.

3 prisoners escape from Thai court

In their haste to escape, the prisoners in the stolen truck rammed the vehicle against the steel gate of the court and ran over one prisoner who was pinned to the ground by a guard.

Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster

Inmates had fled from another overcapacity facility in Palu by breaking down its main door and another in Donggala, an area also hit by the disaster.

Myanmar jailbreakers could be heading to Thailand

State media said 10 of the 41 escapees had been recaptured while police are scouring nearby villages for those still at large.

Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov enters day 100 of hunger strike

The 42-year-old Kremlin opponent was arrested in Crimea after Moscow's 2014 annexation of the peninsula and has been languishing in a Russian Artic prison with little hope of release.

Four shot dead in PNG prison breakout

Four prisoners were shot dead and two wounded after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea.

Israel enacts law to freeze Palestinian funds equal to prisoners’ stipends

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly demanded that the Palestinians, who view prisoners as national heroes, stop paying stipends to them and their families.

UN expert urges North Korea prisoner amnesty ahead of nuclear summit

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, called on Pyongyang to "issue a general amnesty to release hundreds of prisoners".

US to release American ‘enemy combatant’ held in Iraq

That made him the first American alleged member of IS caught on the battlefield and the first known foreign member of a jihadist group taken into custody by the Trump administration.

Iran would talk prisoners if US shows respect, Zarif says

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is open to prisoner swap negotiations with the US if the Trump administration shows a "change of attitude."

Prison gives young inmates chance to improve, says Zahid

Deputy prime minister cites example of young offenders who have scored excellent results in SPM, besides those pursuing higher studies.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding

The pardon will benefit all female prisoners except those sentenced to death or facing life sentences, all juveniles, and all people jailed for less than 36 months.

Dozens in jailbreak on Venezuelan Caribbean island

58 prisoners have escaped at dawn after smashing a hole in the wall of a police detention center where they were being held.

South Sudan rebel group releases 15 prisoners

The prisoners were released to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Santiago: Charge cops in Balamurugan case for murder

MP proposes that Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission appoint special prosecutor to start legal proceedings.

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels in mass prisoner swap

A total of 306 prisoners were involved in one of the largest swaps since the 2014 outbreak of the insurgency.

Mahathir seeks to give his view in Federal Court, on judge’s...

Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla says letter was sent today asking for Mahathir to be allowed to take part in Anwar Ibrahim's review application to disqualify a judge on Monday.

Gatco settlers to make reports on treatment of detainees

This follows the Bahau Magistrate Court's decision to grant a 3-day remand of 28 settlers arrested yesterday.

‘Allow MPs to visit prisoners, do spot checks’

Too many prisoners are dying, and these are avoidable deaths, says DAP MP M Kulasegaran.

Prisons needs to meet minimum UN guidelines

Jails will only produce hardcore criminals if prisoners are treated inhumanely, says lawyer

Beauty spa at Kajang Women’s Prison a hit with customers

The programme helps train and prepare low-risk inmates for life after their release.