Prisons

Coronavirus prison cases raise alarms, calls for inmate release

First inmate to test positive at New York's big Rikers Island has prompted calls for prison release where possible.

Coronavirus prison cases raise alarms, calls for inmate release

Italy

Six inmates die as prison riots over coronavirus rules grip Italy

Prisoners revolt over new measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where jails are often overcrowded.

Six inmates die as prison riots over coronavirus rules grip Italy

Prisons

UK: Inmates wearing fake suicide belts attack prison guards

Incident at Whitemoor prison in eastern England being treated as 'terrorist attack'.

UK: Inmates wearing fake suicide belts attack prison guards

AJ Impact

Gates Foundation Trust ups stake in UK prison firm

Gates Foundation Trust is buying more shares of Serco, which runs six UK for-profit prisons nearly filled to capacity.

Gates Foundation Trust ups stake in UK prison firm

Human Rights

Bail in the US: Making the pre-trial process more just

People accused of crimes often face daunting choice between protracted time in jail or paying high fees to for-profit bond providers.

Bail in the US: Making the pre-trial process more just

Opinion

Justice for all in the land of the free?

In the US criminal justice system, there is a fate far worse than being sentenced to death.

David A Love

by David A Love
- Vijay Das

David A Love

Opinion

Slavery in the US prison system

If you want to find an example of modern day slavery, look no further than US prisons.

David A Love

by David A Love
- Vijay Das

David A Love

Egypt

Egypt: Anti-torture T-shirt man still jailed

Appeal hearing set for Thursday after court ordered release of Mahmoud Hussein, more than two years after his arrest.

Egypt prosecutors challenge Mahmoud Hussein's freedom

Egypt

Egyptian jailed as a teen 'freed' after 787 days

Mahmoud Hussein, 20, released pending bail after being jailed for protesting while wearing a T-shirt condemning torture.

Egyptian jailed as a teen 'freed' after 787 days

Egypt

Egypt dismisses minister after 'prophet' comments

Ahmed al-Zend 'relieved of position' after his controversial remarks about imprisoning the prophet go viral.

Egypt dismisses minister after 'prophet' comments

Special series

Daisy and Max: Gang violence in the US

A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.

Human Rights

The whiff of reform drifts into US prisons

Al Jazeera visited a US prison to see whether inmates thought the era of mass incarceration was coming to an end.

The whiff of reform drifts into US prisons

Fault Lines

US: Lost in the System

Fault Lines investigates the practice of pretrial detention and how American courts are failing the poor.

Prisons

Australian inmates riot against new smoking ban

Prison staff evacuated and tactical police deployed after 300 prisoners take part in violent protest against ban.

Australian inmates riot against new smoking ban

The System

Geography of Punishment

Are proactive policing strategies like "stop-and-frisk" working?