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Juarez Prison Riot Leaves 17 Dead

A clash between two street gangs linked to the Juarez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel in a prison in Ciudad Juarez, north Mexico, left 17 people dead and 20...
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New Venezuela Prison Minister Promises Reform

Venezuela’s newly appointed prison minister has promised sweeping reforms to tackle overcrowding and violence in the country’s penal...
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North Mexico Prison Sees Mass Break-Out

Some 59 prisoners escaped and seven died during a riot at a prison in the town of Nuevo Laredo, north...
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Venezuela Negotiates End to Prison Stand-Off

A 27-day uprising in a Venezuelan prison has ended after talks, with some claiming that the government allowed an inmate ringleader to go...
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40 Prisoners Escape Brazil Police Station Through Tunnel

At least 40 prisoners escaped using a tunnel dug 10 meters deep under the wall of a police station in Curitiba, south...
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Venezuela Probes TV Network Over Prison Riots

Venezuelan authorities have opened an investigation into one of the country’s major news networks for its coverage of an ongoing prison...
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Venezuela Govt Pledges to Reform Prisons

As the stand-off in a Venezuela prison continues, the government has pledged to invest in reforming the...
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Venezuela Prison Crisis is Chance for Political Point Scoring

The struggle to retake a Venezuelan prison from its heavily-armed inmates has spawned a political battle, with the government opening an investigation into the...
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Venezuela Prison Riots Leave at least 23 Dead

Nineteen inmates died in a clash in a Venezuelan prison on Sunday, while four inmates were killed in riots in another prison within...
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Honduras Levies Security Tax to Pay for Prison

With Honduras set to build its first ever maximum security prison, the government is wrestling with some serious questions: will the prison itself become a hotbed...
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Jailbreaks Just the Most Obvious Problem of Mexico’s Prisons

Seventeen inmates in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas tunneled out of a prison in Reynosa, offering another glimpse of a system that is struggling to...
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Inmate Takeovers Reflect Chaos in Venezuela Prisons

Two mass kidnappings inside prisons in under a month have rattled Venezuela, and offered further evidence that the system may be on the verge of...