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Prison Riot

Hama Prison Riot Highlights Judicial Malpractice In Syria

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.13.2016 | World

It’s been more than a month since some 850 political detainees in Hama’s Central Prison revolted, taking guards hostage and overrunning part of th...

Inmates Stab Officer, Set Fires In Alabama Prison Riot

Reuters | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2016 | Crime

A riot broke out at a prison in southern Alabama, authorities said on Saturday, and a local news website said inmates had set fires, overturned beds a...

Predawn Prison Riot In Mexico Leaves Dozens Dead

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.11.2016 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed in a prison riot in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey early on Thursday, local me...

Folsom Prison Riot Leaves Inmate Dead Others Injured

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 12 (Reuters) - One inmate was killed and numerous others were injured in a disturbance that broke out on Wednesday afternoon a...

Violence At Rikers Island Jail Leaves 7 Guards Injured

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.27.2015 | Crime

A brawl among more than a dozen inmates at a New York City jail plagued by violence has left seven correctional officers injured. On Friday morning...

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.

Seven Killed In Prison Riot

Posted 12.13.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexican security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot that may have been set off by the arrest of a top drug ca...

Brazilian Prisons RIOT, Leave 18 Dead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Colorado Prison Riot: Inmates Control A Portion Of Facility

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HUDSON - Authorities say a group of inmates rioted overnight at a private correctional facility, overtaking a portion of the prison. Katherine Sang...

Prison Riots in Texas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of inmates rioted at the Reeves County Detention Center in Texas on Saturday, the second disturbance at the prison facility in the last two ...