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.

Fault Lines

American Sheriff

Fault Lines investigates the power of US sheriffs and allegations of prisoner neglect and abuse.

Prison

What's behind prisoner deaths at South Carolina prison?

At least 20 inmates have been killed by fellow prisoners in South Carolina prisons since the start of 2017.

What's behind the prisoner deaths at a South Carolina prison?

Latin America

Funerals held for Venezuela's prison fire victims

President Nicolas Maduro has yet to respond to demands for answers about the deaths from a fire in one of Venezuela's notoriously overcrowded prisons.

Bolivia

Bolivia: Seven prisoners killed in police raid on notorious jail

Two dozen wounded after inmates clash with more than 2,000 officers who entered Palmasola prison.

Bolivia: Seven prisoners killed in police raid on notorious jail

101 East

China's Prison Orphans

What happens to children in China when their parents go to prison?

Cambodia

Locking up babies: Cambodia drug war ensnares children

Escalating numbers of infants serving time with their mothers in Cambodia's notorious prison system amid crackdown.

Locking up babies: Cambodia drug war ensnares children

Prison

'We don't know what happened': Death in a Canada prison

An inquest will look into the death of a mentally ill man who died in an Ontario prison last year.

'No answers' a year after Soleiman Faqiri prison death

Al Jazeera World

Sperm Smugglers

How Palestinians serving long sentences in Israeli jails enable their wives to conceive in their absence using IVF.