‘Like sardines in a can’: Ex-inmates detail ‘dehumanising’ experiences in Singapore jails
A report by the Transformative Justice Collective says a lack of oversight has led to abuse, mental health issues and the denial of basic rights.
Once in prison, always a jailbird?
Many who are handed jail terms end up behind bars again for the same crimes after their release, raising questions about the effectiveness of prison programmes.
Singapore jails Australian for killing senior citizen with wine bottle in ‘anti-Muslim’ act
Andrew Gosling admitted during the investigation he was 'angry and upset' over Islamic militant attacks in Bali and Melbourne in which many Australians had died.
Indonesia jails senior member of Islamist group on militancy charges
Munarman was found to have abetted 'terrorism actors' by 'concealing information on terrorism acts'.
Thai man jailed for insulting monarchy with sticker on king’s portrait
This is the first sentencing for lese majeste in more than a year.
Philippine politicians who have run for election behind bars
Being accused or convicted of major crimes in the Philippines is no barrier to running for public office – unless the hopefuls have exhausted their legal options.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi jailed for 4 years
The junta has added a slew of other indictments, including violating the official secrets act, corruption and electoral fraud.
Ecuador military, prison heads resign after jail riot
The president says the country is facing 'one of the biggest crises in recent decades' and warns that the same drugs mafias are 'bringing insecurity to our streets'.
Nigerian gunmen attack jail, 575 detainees missing
This is the third such major attack on prisons this year.
Inmate pens musical tribute to country from death row in Singapore
This is the second song written by Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, who is facing execution for a drug trafficking conviction.
Israel captures 2 of 6 Palestinian jail breakers
The army says shortly after the capture was announced, a rocket was fired at southern Israel from the Gaza strip but was intercepted by Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defence system.
Fire at Indonesia prison kills 41 in overcrowded block
The prison in Tangerang, an industrial and manufacturing hub near Jakarta, housed more than 2,000 inmates, far more than its 600 people capacity, according to government data as of September.