Robert King, Former Louisiana inmate, Member of the 'Angola 3'Robert King was just a teen when he entered Angola Prison in the US state of Louisiana for the very first time. In the early 1970s, he was wrongly accused of murder after an inmate...
USA: Felon's mugshot goes viralIn this edition: a US felon's mugshot goes viral; the Redskins trademark is cancelled by the US patent office; and the somewhat unusual sporting activity known as skijouring.
In The Papers
In the Papers
Hollande redraws the map of FranceFrench papers focus on François Hollande's territorial reform, Justice Minister Christiane Taubira's penal reform and Spanish King Juan Carlos's surprise abdication.
Report highlights chaotic scenes at botched US executionOklahoma prison officials released a report Thursday giving an account of Clayton Lockett’s botched execution earlier this week, in which it emerged that officials searched for a v...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
The Socialist rebellion growsFRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 18.04.14: Manuel Valls is facing a budding revolt within his own Socialist Party over the government's 50-billion-euro budget savings plan. Also, there...
Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib jail over security fearsIraqi authorities have closed down the notorious Abu Ghraib prison facility west of Baghdad over security concerns, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimmari said in an online statement...
Palestinian prisoner release delayed, officials sayIsrael's planned release of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday has been delayed but efforts are being made to resolve the "crisis", a senior Palestinian official said...
China's labour camps become 're-education centres'Last November, Beijing announced the closure of its infamous labour camps in which anyone could be detained for up to 4 years without any trial. China has now officially closed all...
Greek inmates on hunger strike over prison 'hell'In Greece, scores of inmates at the country's only prison hospital are on hunger strike. They're also refusing medication, in protest at poor sanitary conditions and seve...
Surviving North Korea's prison campsThe methods used at North Korean prison camps share many parallels with Nazi crimes – including torture, execution and starvation – according to the author of a recent UN report. T...
Afghanistan releases ‘dangerous’ prisoners despite US protestsAfghanistan released 65 alleged Taliban militants from prison on Thursday despite protests from the US military, which warned that the men were “dangerous insurgents” who will like...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Green jobs for jailbirdsIn the United States, hundreds of inmates are finding redemption in conservation. We meet some of these prisoners who are embracing a project that brings science and nature inside...
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS