Venezuela

At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail

Armed inmates clash with police special forces at jail in Acarigua, prisoner rights NGO says.

Venezuela jail clashes kill 29 inmates amid prison break attempt

Fault Lines

Recovering from Rehab: Work-based Therapy in the US

Investigating US drug rehab centres where recovery through work is promised but exploitation of labour is the reality.

Special series

Our Man in Cairo: El-Sisi and the West

How the US and EU are turning a blind eye on Egypt's human rights record for their own economic and political interests.

United States

Why do so many US prison inmates convert to Islam?

Documentary "The Honest Struggle" tells the story of an ex-offender's mission to help Muslim converts as they leave jail.

Why do so many US prison inmates convert to Islam?

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?