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Russia’s Navalny threatens to sue prison for withholding Quran | Prison News

Jailed Kremlin critic alleges prison officials are denying him access to the Muslim holy text and other books. Russian opposition…

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Africa

US private prisons rush to fix finances as Biden pressure builds | Business and Economy News

Private prisons in the US are facing a slew of financing issues, but new allies seem to be emerging on…

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Asia

Manhunt on for 1,800 inmates after brazen Nigeria prison attack | Prison News

Assailants were heavily armed with assault weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and improvised explosive devices. Attackers armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled…

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Asia

Russia ups security at Navalny prison ahead of planned protest | Politics News

Allies of the Kremlin critic, who claims to be on hunger strike, prepare to demonstrate over an alleged lack of…

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Africa

Sisters in the struggle: The journey from Wounded Knee | History News

When Stephanie Autumn was in her first year of college, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be an interior…

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Middle East

California top court strikes blow against cash bail | Crime News

San Francisco, California, United States — The top court in California last week issued a ruling that advocates for criminal justice…

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Asia

Collateral damage: the impact of Guantanamo on a family | Conflict News

Ahmed Rabbani is Pakistani Rohingya and is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay. Following his divorce in 2002, he had…

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Europe

‘Concentration camp’: Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny decries jail | Human Rights News

Russian opposition leader says he is woken up every hour of the night and filmed by a prison guard. Kremlin…

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Europe

Inmate had COVID for weeks, St Louis jail didn’t know: Documents | Coronavirus pandemic News

The City Justice Center (CJC), a jail in St Louis, Missouri, that saw three revolts in two months over allegedly…

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Europe

Canada promised to end solitary confinement, report shows it has not | Human Rights News

Montreal, Canada – More than a quarter of inmates held in specialised units of Canadian federal prisons are subject to conditions…

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Europe

Turkey sentences 5 people to life over Russian envoy’s killing | Prison News

Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at a photo exhibition opening in Ankara in 2016.…

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Latin America

‘Indian state is afraid of strong women’: Activist Safoora Zargar | Politics News

New Delhi, India – It was almost a year ago when 27-year-old Safoora Zargar, a student at the Jamia Millia…

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Africa

Police: Haitian gang leader killed after prison breakout | Prison News

Arnel Joseph is among several dead after an exchange of gunfire near Port-au-Prince. One of Haiti’s most powerful gang leaders,…

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Africa

‘A living hell’: Inside US prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic | Coronavirus pandemic News

In the days before Christmas, 44-year-old April Harris sat in her prison cell at the California Institution for Women for…

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Latin America

Several dead as gang leader escapes in Haiti prison break | Crime News

The director of the prison on the outskirts of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince was among those killed. One of Haiti’s most…

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Africa

Navalny probably moved to prison camp, says lawyer | Prison News

Lawyer says move would violate the law, adding that Navalny’s relatives have not been informed of his whereabouts. Jailed Russian…

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Africa

Ecuador increases death toll in prison riots to 79 | Crime News

The number of inmates killed in riots at three separate prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79, authorities…

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Asia

Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report | Jamal Khashoggi News

Report warns the imminent release of ‘explosive’ US intelligence document could entangle one of the king’s sons. President Joe Biden…

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Africa

More than 50 dead and dozens injured in prison riots in Ecuador | Crime News

Officials said gun and knife battles between rival gangs erupted on Monday night in three different prisons in the country.…

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Latin America

Prisoner exchange between Israel and Syria underway: State media | Prison News

Two Syrians should be released in return for a young Israeli woman in swap mediated by Russia. A prisoner swap…

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