Middle East

Iran upholds 10-year jail terms for three Americans

One American, two US-Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese resident of the US were convicted on spying charges.

Iran upholds 10-year jail terms for three Americans

Arts & Culture

Ear Hustle: US prisoners air podcast from behind bars

Recorded in the historic San Quentin State Prison, the new Ear Hustle podcast paints a human image of life in lockup.

Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin

Palestine

How Israeli soldiers interrogated me

On Palestinian Prisoners Day detainees and their relatives tell horror stories of torture and abuse in Israeli jails.

How Israeli soldiers interrogated me

Witness

Mind Over Battle: Beyond Guns, Gangs and Drugs

In Los Angeles, a former gang member who helps others break away from violence and drug addiction, has his own battles.

Fault Lines

The Prison Factory

Fault Lines investigates the Alabama prison system, as prisoners lead a bold campaign to reform it from the inside.

Latin America

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

A growing gang war over drugs is fuelling bloodshed in Brazil's neglected and overcrowded prisons.

Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

US & Canada

Anger as guards cleared of US prisoner death in shower

Activists decry Florida state attorney ruling that 2012 death of schizophrenic inmate in scalding shower was accidental.

Darren Rainey's death in prison shower 'accidental'

Asia Pacific

Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Prison conditions contravene UN treaties barring torture and stipulating minimum prisoner rights, group says.

Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Latin America

Dozens killed and wounded in new Brazil prison riot

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility.

Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot

Latin America

Brazil: Residents live in fear after prison breaks

About 100 inmates remain on the run after violent jail breaks triggered by gang rivalry in northern Brazil.

prison

New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil's biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.

New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Brazil

Dozens more killed in new Brazil prison unrest

At least 33 inmates dead in northern Roraima state, just days after prison clashes between rival gangs killed 56 people.

Brazil: Dozens more killed as prison gang war escalates

prison

Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

Brazilian government to relocate drug gang leaders involved in deadliest prison riot since 1992 that left 56 dead.

Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

prison

56 killed, many beheaded, in grisly Brazil prison riot

Bodies butchered, decapitated and burned after clashes between rival drug gangs at a prison complex in Amazonas state.

prison

Dozens killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 60 killed in clashes between rival drug gangs at Anisio Jobim prison complex in Amazonas state, officials say.

Dozens killed in prison riot in Brazil city of Manaus