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Six women prisoners murdered by inmates in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Six women were killed by alleged gang members at a women's prison near the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, the National Penitentiary Institute said on Sunday.

Peru prison riot over coronavirus fears leaves nine dead

- Nine inmates were killed and scores of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday.The riot broke out Monday at the city's Castro Castro prison.

'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado

New York - Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days."We can confirm that...

Nicaragua releases anti-Ortega protest leaders

Managua - Nicaragua on Tuesday released dozens of protest leaders detained amid last year's deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega, under a controversial new amnesty law that paves the way for fresh talks with the opposition.

Nicaragua releases anti-Ortega protest leaders

Managua - The leaders of months of protests last year against President Daniel Ortega were released Tuesday under a controversial new amnesty law approved at the weekend, opposition sources said.

Ringleaders of Brazil's latest mass jail killing to be transferred

S - Nine inmates suspected of ordering the killing of 55 prisoners in northern Brazil in the past two days will be transferred to federal jails, officials said Tuesday.

Families demand answers after 29 inmates die in Venezuela jail riot

Acarigua - Wracked with pain and anger, dozens of families gathered in front of a morgue in the Venezuelan town of Acarigua on Saturday after 29 inmates died in rioting at a police station jail.

Thousands rally in Brazil to protest Lula's first year in prison

Curitiba - Several thousand supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied on Sunday outside the prison where he has now been held for a year, as they demanded his release and chanted slogans against current leader Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Lula fights for freedom as he marks one year in jail

S - Since entering prison a year ago, Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been spending his days working out in his cell and fighting to prove his innocence.

Welcome to the tropical prison that some don't want to leave

More than a century after Mexico established a prison on the Maria Islands -- a Pacific archipelago eight hours by boat from the mainland -- the country's new government has decided to close it.But some prisoners didn't want to leave the tropical jail....

Eight Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' on hunger strike

Managua - Eight jailed opponents of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega have been on hunger strike for a week in protest at being used as "a bargaining chip," the father of one of the detainees told AFP.

Panama prisoners build confession boxes for papal visit

Pacora - Amid swirling sawdust and the smell of fresh paint, the inmates of a grim Panamanian prison are diligently preparing for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, hoping for forgiveness and praying for freedom.

Venezuela arrests hundreds of currency 'speculators'

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities ordered more than 600 arrests over the last eight months for "speculation" on the currency market, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Thursday.

Nooses in cells, poor medical care at US immigration detention site

Los Angeles - Inadequate medical care, improper segregation and even nooses found in cells are among "serious issues" found in a surprise inspection at the largest detention site for immigrants in California.

Jailbirds in love: 63 inmates marry in Mexico

Juarez - With a lot of kissing and tears, Jorge Armando Perez finally tied the knot with his fiancée Corina Chavez at an emotional ceremony inside a prison in Mexico where a total of 63 couples got hitched.

Police charged with homicide after deadly Venezuela jail fire

Caracas - Five Venezuelan police officials have been charged with homicide after the deadly fire in a state police headquarters that killed 68 people last week, the state prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Venezuela arrests five police commanders after deadly jail blaze

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have arrested five police commanders suspected of bearing responsibility for a deadly fire in a state police headquarters jail that killed 68 people, the country's chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, said Saturday.

Venezuela to compensate relatives of 68 killed in jail fire

Caracas - Venezuela's government said Friday it will compensate the relatives of scores of prisoners and a couple of visitors who died this week when a fire engulfed an overcrowded police headquarters' jail.

Imprisoned Fujimori transferred to clinic with irregular heartbeat

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori, currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and human rights abuses, was transferred from his cell to a clinic Saturday suffering low blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his doctor said.

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