Argentina: Priests given 40-year sentences for sexual abuse
Two priests convicted of sexually abusing deaf children have been sentenced to at least 40 years in prison. One was previously accused of abuse in Italy but was not sanctioned by the Vatican.
Germany: Soldier who planned far-right attack to stand trial
Franco A. posed as a Syrian refugee, allegedly to orchestrate a terror attack he hoped would be mistaken for Islamist extremism. He faces up to ten years in prison if convicted.
Steven Kefason narrates his gruesome 162 days experience in Kaduna prison
On 8 May 2019, Steven Kefason, a Kaduna-based journalist, was arrested by officers of the Rivers State Police Command. He spent five days in detention before being released. However, a few days later, this time in Kaduna, he was rearrested and detained in Kaduna Prison following a petition by the state government. He spent the next 162 days in prison. This is his story.
Prison is safe for you, Justice Nyako tells Nnamdi Kanu
Prison is safe for you, Justice Nyako tells Nnamdi Kanu.
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.
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.