United States

Rights groups call for federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons

The move comes after five inmates were killed in 10 days of violence in a prison system long dogged by understaffing.

Rights groups call for federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons

Al Jazeera World

Double Exile: Inside a Verona Prison

The story of three men and a woman from North Africa whose dreams of a new life in Italy ended behind bars.

Latin America

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Government has declared 'state of emergency' in prison system, giving control of institutions to police and military.

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Prison

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot

Country plagued by spiralling crime rate that is increasing migration among young people fearful of gang violence.

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot

Australia

Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

Aboriginal women are the largest cohort of prisoners in Australia, despite making up only 2 percent of the population.

Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

Al Jazeera Selects

Music: Argentina's prison choir and Italy's migrant orchestra

Prisoners in Argentina and an orchestra of migrant musicians in Italy use music to bring hope and fight xenophobia.

Egypt

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is accused of cracking down on lawyers and human rights defenders.

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

Fault Lines

Sick Inside: Death and Neglect in US Jails

Fault Lines investigates the $12bn industry of correctional healthcare and the surge in jail deaths in the US.

Prison

US: Oklahoma to release 462 inmates in historic commutation

The inmates granted release as part of largest single-day commutation were imprisoned for low-level, non-violent crimes.

US: Oklahoma to release 462 inmates in historic commutation

The Listening Post

America's jailhouse journalists

A small press corps of prisoners report on the complex daily realities of life in the US prison system.

REWIND

Libya Renditions: The CIA, MI6 and Gaddafi's Secret Prisons

How British and US secret services collaborated with the former Libyan regime to detain and torture dissidents.

The Listening Post

Chile unrest: Why protesters rail against the system and media

Protesters in Chile turn against an unrepresentative elite, including the media. Plus, prison journalism in the US.

Opinion

Why climate action needs to target the border industrial complex

Climate change is displacing a growing number of people; governments are responding by privatising border policing.

Todd Miller

by Todd Miller

Todd Miller

Special series

Tell the World: The Silent Plight of China's Uighurs

How mass detention camps and heavy surveillance in Xinjiang are affecting Uighurs not just in China but also abroad.

AJ Impact

California to end private prisons and immigrant detention camps

Supporters of a new bill, expected to be signed this week, say private prisons contribute to a culture of incarceration.

California to end private prisons and immigrant detention camps