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Honduras Prison Fire

Armed Inmates Riot And Start Prison Fire

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — At least 13 people died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison Thursday, one of them decapitated and t...

Recent Prison Tragedies Highlight Multi-National Justice Issue

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
Ron Nikkel

The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.

Fanning the Flames in Honduras

David Vine | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
David Vine

The fire in Comayagua is a symbol of a much larger fire that the United States has left burning, and too often flamed, since turning Honduras into an anti-communist base. The answer is not further militarization. We must find another path.

Police May Have Determined Cause Of Prison Inferno

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — U.S. investigators concluded Tuesday that the deadliest prison fire in a century was accidental, and may have been cause...

Relatives Demand Remains Of Honduras Prison Fire Victims

AP | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hundreds of relatives of inmates who burned or suffocated to death when a fire raged through a Honduran prison forced th...

Death Toll In Prison Tragedy Climbs

AP | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A Honduran doctor says another man has died from injuries suffered the worst prison fire in a century, bringing the death tol...

International Forensics Teams Offer Help In Prison Inferno Probe

AP | By FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Countries are reaching out to Honduras after its deadly prison fire, sending medical aid and forensic doctors, with the Unite...

Prison Fire Survivors: Guard Threw Keys On Floor In Panic

AP | MARK STEVENSON and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The world's worst prison fire in a century happened in a lockup like many in Honduras: a decrepit, suffocating place of ...

WATCH: Honduras Prison Inferno Video

Posted 02.16.2012 | World

The first video footage purporting to show the Honduras prison fire captures a sustained fireball on a black night backdrop. Throughout the nearly sev...

Most Inmates In Honduras Prison Fire Were Not Convicted

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

COMAYAGUA, Honduras — Six guards, 800-plus prisoners in 10 cellblocks, one set of keys. The numbers added up to disaster when fire tore through ...

Chaos Inside Burning Barracks

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press COMAYAGUA, Honduras — Hector Daniel Martinez was asleep in a small metal bed, one of dozens stacked so hig...

Honduras Prison Fire Kills At Least 300 Inmates

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A fire started by an inmate tore through a severely overcrowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their loc...