Less than half a month into 2017 and 99 inmates in Brazilian prisons have died in riots. Human rights advocates have condemned a circle of violence in Brazil.
Netflix's most-watched original series, set in an American women's prison, is to end its run in 2019. The groundbreaking show centers around a woman jailed for a drugs offense a decade after the crime took place.
The Council of Europe has honored Oyub Titiev with its prestigious annual human rights award. The head of the Chechnya branch of rights group Memorial has been in prison since January on drugs charges.
The arrest of more than 1,000 people is just the beginning of major police operations to come, police say. The operation targeted men responsible for murders and violence against women.
Iraqi youngsters are doing time for their roles in the "Islamic State" terror group. Some will leave jail even more radicalized. As one of the first foreign journalists, Judit Neurink visited Irbil's juvenile prison.
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