Philippines

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

At least 2 people confirmed dead and 32 others injured following fight inside Manila City Jail.

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

AJ Impact

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Activists say private companies are profiting from the incarceration of racially profiled groups in the US and Israel.

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Witness

The Dancer Thieves: A Second Chance for Prisoners in Burkina Faso

A world-famous Burkinabe choreographer teaches inmates to dance, preparing his students for life outside prison.

My Ethiopia

Meaza Ashenafi: Judging Ethiopia's Future

Meet Ethiopia's first female chief justice as she takes on the challenges of transforming the country's judicial system.

Prison

US prisons chief removed after Epstein suicide

US Attorney General William Barr shakes up prisons bureau after the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein inside a federal jail.

US prisons chief removed after Epstein suicide

Latin America

Scores killed in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated

Bloody clash between prison gangs in Para state leaves at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated.

Scores killed in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated

Prison

'They're murderers. But they're lovely guys'

A British prison nicknamed 'stabside' is trying new ways to reduce violence between inmates.

'They're murderers. But they're lovely guys'

Egypt

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

Deliberately withholding medical treatment in Egyptian prisons and elsewhere amounts to torture, according to experts.

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

Death penalty

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

As Malaysia's government deliberates on the future of capital punishment, we meet families on both sides of the debate.

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

Latin America

Violence in multiple Brazil prisons leave over 55 dead: official

Authorities say the prisoners found dead in the Amazonas state showed signs of asphyxia and stab wounds.

Venezuela

At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail

Armed inmates clash with police special forces at jail in Acarigua, prisoner rights NGO says.

Venezuela jail clashes kill 29 inmates amid prison break attempt

Fault Lines

Recovering from Rehab: Work-based Therapy in the US

Investigating US drug rehab centres where recovery through work is promised but exploitation of labour is the reality.

Special series

Our Man in Cairo: El-Sisi and the West

How the US and EU are turning a blind eye on Egypt's human rights record for their own economic and political interests.

United States

Why do so many US prison inmates convert to Islam?

Documentary "The Honest Struggle" tells the story of an ex-offender's mission to help Muslim converts as they leave jail.

Why do so many US prison inmates convert to Islam?

Crime

Coerced to confess: How US police get confessions

Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit? We look at six cases of coerced confessions in the US.