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Nigeria's security forces have long been accused of brutality, harassment, extorting citizens and locking them up if they are unable to pay.

Two-thirds of the country’s inmates haven’t even been on trial yet. Nosmot Gbadamosi speaks to an all-woman...

Prisons disproportionately incarcerate survivors of state violence and neglect;  24 per cent of adults in prison grew up in the care system and 29 per cent are survivors of childhood abuse. Credit: Tom Blackout/Unsplash

Prisons damage people and have always been used by the powerful to control the most marginalized. But can society really do...

24 per cent of adults in prison grew up in the care system and 29 per cent are survivors of childhood abuse.

The UK has the highest amount of prisoners in Western...

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Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima is on his 37th day of a hunger strike, outside the Bahraini embassy in London. Andrew...

Julian, one of many guerrillas in Colombia’s Bellavista prison.

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Guerrillas talk about the peace process. Alicia Prager reports.

Bahrain

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Despite the atrocious human rights situation in the country, the West finds much to celebrate about Bahrain. Zoe...

Philippine Prisons

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A glimpse of the lives of those sleeping in shifts in Manila's overcrowded jails.

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There is a whole generation behind bars, writes Amy Smith.

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An execution date of 2 February has been set. Please write to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to appeal for clemency....

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Brandon Astor Jones on getting a raw deal from money-driven jails.

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Incompetent doctors should not be allowed to treat us, argues Brendon Astor Jones.

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The old master and slave mentality is alive and kicking, writes Brandon Astor Jones.

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Sustained by support from the outside, Brandon Astor Jones faces enemies daily within the prison walls.

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Death Row inmate Brandon Astor Jones asks the world to wake up to an enlightened approach to incarceration in...

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Look to the keepers, not the kept, says Brandon Astor Jones.

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A letter from death-row inmate Brandon Astor Jones complaining about demeaning treatment is still waiting for...

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