Opinion

US prisons are woefully unequipped to deal with coronavirus

Government agencies must protect prison populations, held in close quarters and away from the public eye.

Juanita E Mantz

by Juanita E Mantz

Juanita E Mantz

The Listening Post

On trial: Julian Assange and journalism

Julian Assange's trial and its consequences for journalism. Plus, prison journalism in the US.

Pakistan

Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

The story of a man who spent 19 years awaiting execution reveals the power of a false blasphemy claim to destroy a life.

Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

Prison

Alarm over UK government plan to amend early prison release rule

Experts say changing early release law for 'terror' convicts could harm civil liberties, create two-tier justice system.

Alarm over UK government plan to amend early prison release rule

AJ Close up

Otis on re-entering society after 44 years in prison | Close Up

After 44 years behind bars, Otis comes out to try and rebuild his life in a world that seems to have changed completely.

AJ Close up

Finding my family after 44 years in prison | Close Up

After coming to terms with a new and unfamiliar world, Otis Johnson set off to reconnect with his family.

United States

Video of Epstein's first apparent suicide attempts was deleted

Footage taken from outside Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell at the time was permanently deleted by mistake, prosecutors say.

Video of Epstein's first apparent suicide attempts was deleted

101 East

Thailand's Master Forger

101 East gains exclusive access inside a Thai prison to speak to one of the world's most notorious passport forgers.

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