British review shows black criminals more likely to be jailed

A review into racial bias in the British criminal justice system has found that black offenders are more likely to get jail time than their white counterparts.

EUR 5.6M energy renovation project underway in Lepoglava jail

The energy renovation of the penitentiary in the northern town of Lepoglava is under way and this project, worth 42 million kuna (approximately 5.6 million euros), will bring about savings of two...

Turnbull rejects calls to expand juvenile detention centre inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected calls Wednesday to expand an inquiry into the mistreatment of children in detention centres.

The youngest Palestinian child detainees

The youngest Palestinian child prisoners are:

Amnesty: Nearly 150 died in "horrendous" prison conditions in Nigeria

Nearly 150 people have died in “horrendous” detention conditions in a prison in north-eastern Nigeria this year, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Five Islamic State suspects escape from Turkish prison: report

Five Islamic State suspects escaped from Turkish prison this month, after being transferred to a facility with more relaxed conditions despite intelligence warnings, Hurriyet newspaper reported on...

Two Turkish journalists jailed for revealing state secrets

An Istanbul court on Friday sentenced two Turkish journalists to five years in prison over a report they published last year about alleged arms shipments from Turkey to Syria.

Turkish journalist Can Dundar sentenced to prison

An Istanbul court on Friday sentenced Turkish journalist Can Dundar to five years and ten months in prison over a report last year about alleged arms shipments from Turkey to Syrian rebels.

Human Rights Watch calls for the release of Egyptian doctor

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday called for the release of an Egyptian doctor, arrested in January, who had been investigating prison health care for the country's medical union.

Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to prison amid protests

A prominent Vietnamese blogger and his assistant were sentenced to prison by a Hanoi court Wednesday in one of the communist state's highest-profile cases against dissidents in recent years.

Corruption cloud put end to career of Israeli president Ehud Olmert

Ehud Olmert, 70, will go down in the history books as the first former Israeli premier ever to go to jail.

More than 50 dead in Mexican prison riot

A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left 52 people dead and a dozen injured, officials said Thursday.

Israel's ex-premier Ehud Olmert to go to jail for 19 months

Israel's ex-premier Ehud Olmert will serve an extra month in jail in addition to an 18-month prison sentence he had already received in December, a Jerusalem court ruled Wednesday.

Life, 21 years jail for Israeli teens who murdered Palestinian youth

Two Israeli teens were sentenced Thursday to life and 21 years in prison respectively for the 2014 murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian that shocked Israelis and Palestinians and contributed to the...

EU court advisor: States cannot imprison foreigners for illegal entry

EU member states should not be able to imprison non-EU nationals simply because they illegally entered the country, an advisor to the bloc's top court said Tuesday, in a case regarding a Ghanaian...