Turkmenistan to permit checks of prison conditions

The authoritarian government of Turkmenistan has said it will allow foreign diplomats to examine its prisons after criticism from human rights organizations.

About 100 inmates escape prison after Ecuador quake, minister says

Around 100 prisoners have escaped in Ecuador following the earthquake in the South American country.

Congo to release more than 1,200 prison inmates

The measure will only concern inmates who have served a quarter of their sentences and have behaved well, local radio station Okapi on Tuesday quoted the minister as saying.