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At least 17 dead in Venezuela prison riot: military

At least 17 dead in Venezuela prison riot: military

At least 17 inmates were killed Friday in a Venezuelan prison riot, military authorities said.

At least 18 prisoners dead in clash at Honduras jail

At least 18 prisoners dead in clash at Honduras jail

At least 18 inmates died and 16 were injured in overnight clashes between prisoners in Honduras after fighting erupted at a jail in the northern port town of Tela, prison officials said Saturday.

Doctors say Assange could die in prison if not treated

Doctors say Assange could die in prison if not treated

More than 60 doctors have demanded urgent medical treatment for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to British media reports.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

DR Congo transfers 45 prisoners after daring jailbreaks

DR Congo transfers 45 prisoners after daring jailbreaks

Forty-five prisoners, all former militia fighters, have been transferred from a prison in southern DR Congo after a series of spectacular jailbreaks, officials said Saturday.

Turkey sentences 74 to life in prison in post-coup case: Anadolu

Turkey sentences 74 to life in prison in post-coup case: Anadolu

Seventy four people, including soldiers, were sentenced to life in prison by a Turkish court on Wednesday for their role in an attempted coup, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said.

Tajik prison riot leaves 26 dead: security sources

Tajik prison riot leaves 26 dead: security sources

Twenty-four prisoners and two guards were killed after dozens of inmates rioted at a maximum security prison in northern Tajikistan, security sources said on Thursday.

Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest militant attack in the war-torn country.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif moved back to jail

Former Pakistan PM Sharif moved back to jail

Sharif was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad two days ago after he reportedly fell sick inside prison.

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif in hospital over heart condition

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif in hospital over heart condition

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been held at a high-security prison in Rawalpindi since July 13 following their conviction on corruption charges.

Pakistan candidate jailed in drug case days before poll

Pakistan candidate jailed in drug case days before poll

Hanif Abbasi is seen as a strong candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Wednesday's election.

Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed on Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.