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30 inmates await execution in Anambra prison, 1,574 await trial

Thirty prisoners condemned to death in the four prisons in Anambra State are waiting for the hangman, the state comptroller of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, in the state, Mr. Emmanuel Nwakaeze, has said.

Seven killed in Guatemala prison riot

Prisoners in Guatemala fought each with guns and knives in a riot that left seven dead and 25 wounded, officials said late Thursday.

Liberian war criminal sentenced to 30 years in US prison

They had terrifying names like “General Cobra Red”, “Bad Blood DeJangle” and “Bullet Vest” and committed horrific crimes during the early days of Liberia’s civil war. In a milestone ruling Thursday, a judge in Philadelphia ordered their leader, Mohammed Jabbateh, AKA “Jungle Jabbah”, to spend 30 years in a US prison for those crimes.

New Myanmar president frees 8,000 prisoners to mark New Year

New Myanmar President, Win Myint, on Tuesday released over 8,000 prisoners to mark the country’s New Year and offered “humanitarian support” to them, a statement on the President’s Office Facebook page said.

Adams Oshiomhole: An avatar for APC’s resurgence

My intervention is not a confirmation of any sort that my boss, Adams Oshiomhole, whom I served as Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2016 when he was in the saddle as governor of Edo state is interested in the position of national chair of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). On the other hand, it is not a repudiation of his possible interest in the top party position.

Ahmad Salkida: Only 15 of 113 Chibok girls alive

Salkida said the surviving 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home. He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand ‘proof of life’.

Easter: Pope washes prisoners’ feet

Pope Francis washed prisoners’ feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to celebrate Holy Thursday among Italy’s incarcerated.

NGOs raise alarm over high rate of diabetes, infections in Kuje prison

A coalition of NGOs concerned with the welfare of prisoners and seeking to promote healthcare delivery in the country have raised alarm over the high rate of diabetes and skin infections among inmates of Kuje prison in the FCT.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destablise its security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to destabilise its security by supporting "destructive" groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency.

Senator Andy Uba calls for protection of prisoners’ rights

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, Senator Andy Uba, has made a case for prisoners in Nigeria not to be denied of their other basic human rights which they are still entitled to as prisoners.

Convicted terrorist gets 48-hour holiday from jail

A convicted terrorist was given a 48-hour holiday from jail in Greece despite being "unrepentant" over his crimes.

NDLEA chief frowns on drug abuse practices by patient medicine stores

The Yobe state Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Apeh Reuben, has frowned on the dangerous methodologies used by patents medicine stores to deliberately contribute to drug abuse in the state.

Federal govt approves substitution of Lufthansa as adviser on national carrier

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the substitution of the nation’s adviser on establishment of a national carrier, Lufthansa, with Airline Management Group.

Australia prisoners with disabilities abused – HRW

People with disabilities are at a "serious risk" of being sexual and physical abuse in Australian prisons, and are disproportionately held in solitary confinement, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Ethiopia pardons 2,345 jailed for roles in 2015-2016 unrest

Authorities in Ethiopia’s restive Oromiya province have pardoned more than 2,345 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015-2016, officials said on Friday.

Senate frowns at N100 per meal for prisoners

The Senate has condemned in strong terms, the N300 budget to feed prisoners each day, saying that the amount was too paltry to feed any human being.

Governor Bindow pardons 37 prisoners

Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa State has pardoned 37 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state, to mark the New Year celebration.

Prison break in Germany caught on CCTV

A manhunt is under way in Germany after four prisoners managed a daring escape from a jail.

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