Moroccan King Pardons 371 Prisoners

Moroccan King Mohammed VI pardoned 371 marking the advent of Eid Al-Fitr, the Justice Ministry said in a statement issued last night. The pardoned prisoners included 57 inmates who had been released on humanitarian grounds. The Moroccan authorities also reduced jail terms for 183 prisoners. The Moroccan Read more

Cameroon Prison Ministry Day of Prayer

REPORT ON THE 4TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PRISONS AND THE PRISON MINISTRY 20TH – 25TH 2012 (PRISON WEEK) AT THE BAMENDA CENTRAL PRISON NORTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON. The 4th world day of prayer for prisons and the prison ministry was celebrated at the Bamenda Central Prison with a huge success recorded. Read more

Warden Unharmed in Shooting Inside Venezuelan Prison

CARACAS – The warden of a prison in the northwestern Venezuelan city of Maracaibo escaped unharmed on Thursday when a group of inmates shot at him, authorities in Zulia state said. The prison chief came under attack while investigating a report of armed inmates in one of the cellblocks, state Security Read more

Punk band’s jail sentences defended

Russia has replied to international criticism of the prison sentences imposed on members of Pussy Riot, saying similar laws exist in other countries. In an online statement, the Foreign Ministry said that laws similar to those used to prosecute the punk band apply in Germany, according to the Ria Read more

Venezuela pledges movement after 25 die in jail riot

Venezuelan authorities say all steps are being taken to prevent a repeat of a bloody prison riot that is now known to have left 25 people dead. Fighting broke out at the Yare I prison in Miranda state on Sunday while hundreds of relatives were visiting. Prisons Minister Iris Varela said there would Read more