Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: 17 prisoners killed after jailbreak

Three prisoners captured, 17 shot dead, and 57 still at large in a mass jailbreak from Buimo jail, according to reports.

Prison guards kill inmates after jailbreak in Lae

Palestine

Palestinian hunger strikers: 'They had no choice'

Family of Majd Ziadeh, one of 1,500 hunger-striking prisoners, say they support the fight for dignity and humanity.

Palestinian hunger strikers: 'They had no choice'

Palestine

Palestinian hunger strike highlights medical neglect

Prison doctors should be answerable to Israel's health ministry, not the prison service, experts contend.

Palestinian hunger strike highlights medical neglect

Middle East

Prisoners' strike: A message for Israel and Abbas

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike is a call for Palestinian unity against factionalism and Israeli occupation.

Why are Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike?

Human Rights

Israel rejects appeal against force-feeding prisoners

Supreme court rejects an appeal from Israeli doctors who view the practice as torture and medically risky.

Israel rejects appeal against force-feeding prisoners

Human Rights

Palestinian ex-prisoner dies after Israeli 'neglect'

Rights groups blame Shawamreh's death on Israeli prison 'medical negligence' during his time in jail.

Palestinian ex-prisoner Naim Shawamreh dies

Middle East

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan

Monitoring group says 330 Palestinians, including 60 children, have been detained as raids in West Bank are stepped up.

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan

Middle East

Gaza: A family's ordeal to visit a prisoner in Israel

Israel's restrictions make it almost impossible for Gaza's Palestinians to visit relatives held in Israeli prisons.

Gaza: A family's ordeal to visit a prisoner in Israel

Middle East

Meet the 12-year-old girl in Israeli prison

There is a dramatic rise in the number of Palestinian minors detained since October, rights groups say.

Youngest prisoner in Israeli jail is a 12-year-old girl

101 East

Strangers in Paradise: Australia's offshore detainees

We travel to remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to investigate Australia's refugee detention programme.

Prisoners

Life inside the Philippines' prison without walls

Twice the size of Paris, the open-air Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm offers a unique approach to reforming criminals.

Life inside the Philippines' prison without walls

Asia Pacific

Concern over private NZ jail paying bonuses to operator

New privately-run state-of-the art jail in New Zealand aims to prevent reoffending but fears about lack of transparency.

The System

Juvenile Justice

Should a court decide if a child is sentenced to life imprisonment without parole?

The System

Eyewitness Identification

Why are many criminal convictions still made based solely on the discredited practice of eyewitness identification?

Inside Story

Guantanamo: Will it ever close?

As the detention camp marks its 13th anniversary, President Obama has yet to make good on his promise to shut it down.