prison riot

Prisons like Altamira, where 57 inmates just died, are overcrowded, understaffed and controlled by gangs. But there’s little appetite for reform.
"We know that the institution is going to change for the worse."
Since April 2009, DOJ's Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has contracted with the Nashville-based company CoreCivic, Inc. -- which
It’s been more than a month since some 850 political detainees in Hama’s Central Prison revolted, taking guards hostage and
The officer was treated with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is the latest in a series of deadly riots in recent years to rock the country’s overcrowded prisons.
Thirty guards were injured during that same time period. Nearly half the injuries consisted of fractured hands from hitting
The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.
MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexican security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot that may have been set off by
HUDSON - Authorities say a group of inmates rioted overnight at a private correctional facility, overtaking a portion of
Read more on Authorities from several law enforcement agencies responded to quell the violence. However, officials