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Prison governor defends Fishmongers’ Hall attacker attending education event

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A prison governor has defended allowing the terrorist Usman Khan to take part in a Learning Together education programme before his deadly attack at Fishmongers’ Hall in London. William Styles, who was governor for mo...

Six Palestinian militants escape high-security Israeli prison – video

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Six Palestinian militants have broken out of a high-security Israeli prison in what the prime minister, Naftali Bennett, called a grave incident.Israeli police and the military started a search after the escape from G...

Julian Assange set to marry in Belmarsh prison

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The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will get married in Belmarsh prison on 23 March, with just four guests allowed to attend. Vivienne Westwood is designing a wedding dress for the 50-year-old’s fiancee, the lawyer S...

Vladimir Putin refuses to guarantee Navalny will survive prison

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Vladimir Putin has refused to give any guarantee that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny will get out of prison alive, saying his continued detention was not his decision and noting the poor state of medical care in...

Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre

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Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds towards buying Reading prison, where Oscar Wilde was once held, so that it can be turned into an arts centre. The street artist has promised to match the jail’s £10m aski...

Alabama prison official missing after escorting inmate to courthouse

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A prison official from Alabama was missing after escorting an inmate to a courthouse for a hearing. The Lauderdale county sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post on Saturday that Vicki White, an assistant director of...

Omar urges end to prison contracts to fix ‘abuse-ridden’ immigration detention system

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Ilhan Omar has called on the Biden administration to phase out immigration detention contracts between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) and local jails and prisons. In a letter to Susan Rice, director of the...

Night of the Kings review – Ivory Coast prison drama escapes into magical realism

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The Maca prison, outside Abidjan, is a world with its own codes and rules, we are told, and this imaginative, energetic Ivorian drama follows suit, blending modern-day thriller dynamics and fluid handheld visuals with...

A Violent Man review – hardnut prison drama is guilty as charged

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Craig Fairbrass (Villain, Muscle, Rise of the Footsoldier franchise) is an actor who may lack range but has an undeniable screen presence. He emits an almost radioactive glow with his hulking, jolie-laide physiognomy,...

Wayne Fella Morrison inquest: bid by prison officers to avoid certain questions rejected by coroner

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A South Australian coroner has rejected a bid from prison officers to avoid answering some questions at an inquest into the death in custody of Aboriginal man Wayne Fella Morrison. Lawyers for seven prison officers h...

Israel prison break: escape allegedly took place while guard slept

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The escape of six high security Palestinian prisoners from an Israeli prison took place amid a parade of farcical errors that included the reported availability of prison blueprints online and a sleeping guard in a wa...

Peruvian court approves prison release of ex-president Alberto Fujimori

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Peru’s constitutional court has approved the release from prison of former president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges. Judge Eloy Espinosa-Saldana confirmed the 4-3...

Putin refuses to give guarantee Navalny will survive prison – video

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Vladimir Putin has refused to give any guarantee that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny will get out of prison alive, saying nobody imprisoned in Russia should be given exclusive treatment.In an extended and testy ...

Dozens killed in fire at overcrowded Burundi prison

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A massive fire ripped through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, killing dozens of inmates and seriously injuring many more, the country’s vice-president said. Many inmates were still sleeping at...

Texas court ordered to reconsider decision to uphold prison sentence for woman who voted

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A Texas appeals court must reconsider its decision to uphold a five-year conviction for Crystal Mason, the Texas woman sentenced to prison for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election, the state’s highest cri...

Banksy on side of former Reading prison defaced with red paint

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A mural by Banksy on the side of a former prison in which Oscar Wilde was incarcerated has been defaced with red paint. The artwork, which appeared on a red brick wall of what was once Reading prison, showed an inmate...

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