Tuesday, November 30, 2021


New prison riot in Ecuador leaves 68 dead

Authorities say it took police hours to intervene because the violence inside was so intense that they feared for the officers' lives.

Man asks Italian police to jail him to escape wife at home

The man had been under house arrest for drug crimes for several months and had a few years left to serve.

Nigerian gunmen attack jail, 575 detainees missing

This is the third such major attack on prisons this year.

US scion Robert Durst charged with wife’s 1982 murder

Robert Durst is already serving a life sentence for killing his best friend to keep her from talking to police about his wife's disappearance.

Death toll in Ecuador prison riot rises to 116, six decapitated

The Penitenciaria del Litoral has been the scene of bloody fights between gangs for control of the prison in recent months.

A song for Malaysia from behind Singapore bars

Death row prisoner Pannir Selvam pens a tribute to his country, his second song from behind bars.

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.

Israel reportedly arrests family members of Palestinians who tunnelled out of jail

Israel has deployed drones, road checkpoints and an army mission to Jenin, the West Bank hometown of many of the men locked up for their roles in attacks on the Jewish state.

Doctors remove mobile phone from prisoner’s stomach

The medical team believes that the device was smuggled into the prison where he was serving his sentence to be used illegally to contact the outside world.

6 Palestinians escape Israeli jail, including top ex-militant

A massive manhunt for the group includes members from the police, army and agents from Israel's powerful internal security agency the Shin Bet.

Samsung heir gets parole, to be released ahead of Liberation Day

Jay Y Lee, who had been the de facto head of Samsung, was serving time for charges related to bribery.

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