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.

Opinion

Freed from Guantanamo, but imprisoned by borders

Mohamedou Ould Slahi left Guantanamo three years ago, but his illegal imprisonment is still ongoing.

Maha Hilal

by Maha Hilal

Maha Hilal

Witness

False Confessions: How Innocent People Confess to Crime in the US

A lawyer and psychologist expose the interrogation techniques that make people confess to crimes they didn't commit.

The Far Right

US white supremacist gang tangled in meth-trafficking charges

Spate of indictments name 54 members of New Aryan Empire prison gang in drug and guns charges in Arkansas.

US white supremacist gang tangled in meth-trafficking charges

Prison

Amid freeze, New York inmates spent days without heat or power

Lawsuit says power outage caused 'inhumane' conditions for inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

Amid freeze, New York inmates spent days without heat or power

Opinion

Tales of torture from Israel's prisons

As Israel prepares to worsen conditions for Palestinian prisoners, we asked six former inmates about their experiences.

Ramzy Baroud

by Ramzy Baroud
- Abdallah Aljamal

Ramzy Baroud

United States

Trump signs bipartisan criminal justice bill into law

Prison and sentencing reform bill will give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders.

Trump signs sweeping criminal justice First Step Act into law

Prison

Senate overwhelmingly backs sweeping criminal justice reform bill

Legislation now goes to the House where it is expected to pass before being signed by President Donald Trump.

Senate overwhelmingly backs sweeping criminal justice reform bill

Middle East

Syrian prisoners on hunger strike to protest death sentence

Human rights groups say capital punishment is unjustified and appeal for these political prisoners' release.

India

When a man kills his wife in India, what happens to the children?

Based in southern India, KR Raja works to ensure children who have been essentially orphaned receive support.

When a man kills his wife in India, what happens to the children?

Prison

Why are US prisoners going on strike?

Inmates hold work stoppages, hunger strikes and sit-in protests in massive nationwide action.

Why are US prisoners going on strike?

Prison

'Treated as animals': US inmates to strike in 17 states

Inmates in 17 states are due to strike until September 9 to protest living conditions and 'the end to modern slavery'.

'Treated as animals': US prisoners gear up for nationwide strike

Child rights

Young immigrants allege abuse in US juvenile centre

Court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements allege physical and verbal abuse by detention centre guards.

Young immigrants held in Virginia centre allege abuse

101 East

Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia's New Dawn

Will Anwar Ibrahim finally rise to lead his country? 101 East talks to Malaysia's leader-in-waiting.

The Listening Post

Locked up alone: Solitary confinement in the US

We examine one of the biggest human rights issue in the US that most Americans have never heard of.