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AP / Fernando Antonio

Prison Fire Kills More Than 300 in Honduras

One inmate’s reported death wish led to the immolation of more than 300 people at a Honduran prison after the apparent instigator set fire to his mattress on Wednesday in the town of Comayagua, where some 356 others were still missing after the blaze, according to The Associated Press.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE



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No High Ground for New York’s Inmates

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that the approximately 12,000 prisoners being held on low-lying Rikers Island will not be evacuated to escape Hurricane Irene. (more)

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE


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U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Derrick C. Good

U.S. Still Running Secret Jails

Human rights researchers and former detainees agree: Despite its stated goal of improving detention conditions, the U.S. continues to run a secret prison in Afghanistan, a site that holds inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time, without access to outside groups such as the Red Cross. Another such U.S. jail is said to exist in Iraq.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009 READ MORE


Kandahar prison
AP photo / Allauddin Khan

Taliban-Led Raid Frees 1,200 in Afghan Prison Break

A nighttime raid on Kandahar’s Sarposa Prison, carried out by Taliban operatives Friday, led to the escape of 1,200 prisoners, including around 400 Taliban members. The attack represented a serious security challenge in the Afghan city that’s considered the traditional home of the country’s leaders and the Taliban’s spiritual center.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008 READ MORE


‘Meth Prisons’ Springing Up Across Midwest

Inmates addicted to methamphetamine are now being treated in prisons populated solely by fellow meth addicts. The recidivism rates look promising.

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


Sgt. Michael Smith
From Salon.com

Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Gets Six Months

The 25-year-old soldier terrified Iraqi detainees with his canine—allegedly for amusement. He will be discharged for bad conduct and get a reduction in pay.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


Amnesty Says Iraq Prison Abuses Continue

Even in the wake of Abu Ghraib, reports of torture in American-run Iraqi prisons continue to “pour out of Iraq,” according to Amnesty International.

Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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