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California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centers

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:34 PM

The bill also calls for prisons and immigrant detention centers to be phased out by 2028

MIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS. In this file photo taken on July 1, 2019 two women stand close to a Border Patrol Station as 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gathered to tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers in Clint, Texas. Photo by Luke Montavon/AFP

'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Officially called 'Houses of Hope,' proponents in the Philippines say youth detention centers are places for reformation and education, but critics slam many of them as 'hellholes' where children are treated like caged animals

'HOUSES OF HOPE?' In this photo taken on May 21, 2019, minors being held at a juvenile detention center gather for roll call in Malolos town, Bulacan province, north of Manila. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Garcia promises to decongest overcrowded Cebu jail

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The jail is famous for its viral dancing inmates after posting videos to YouTube in 2007

INSPECTION. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia speaks to a female inmate at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

U.S. to probe alleged abuse of migrant children by border agents

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The US Customs and Border Protection agency, which has faced severe criticism over its treatment of detained migrants, says it takes 'all allegations seriously'

RALLYING. People listen to speakers during a rally on June 22, 2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma to protest the military base, Fort Sill, being used to house 1,400 migrant children. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security requests 1,000 soldiers to manage migrant crisis

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Pentagon says they had been asked to authorize the Texas National Guard to lend support to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, who say they are overwhelmed by the numbers of refugees crossing the southern US border

MIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS. In this file photo taken on July 1, 2019 two women stand close to a Border Patrol Station as 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gathered to tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers in Clint, Texas. Photo by Luke Montavon/AFP

U.N. rights chief 'shocked' by conditions at U.S. migrant detention centers

Jul 08, 2019 - 9:52 PM

A Department of Homeland Security report has warned of 'dangerous overcrowding' in multiple detention facilities holding thousands of migrants seeking to remain in the United States

PROTEST. Protesters hold signs as they block a street in front of US Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office during a demonstration against migrant detention facilities on July 2, 2019 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump says migrant detention centers to open to media

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:32 AM

'I'm going to start showing some of these detention centers to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,' Trump tells reporters in Morristown, New Jersey

BORDER PATROL STATIONS. A Border Patrol Station is pictured as 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gathered to tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers on July 1, 2019 in Clint, Texas. Photo by Luke Montavon/AFP

U.N. attacks 'ghastly' conditions in Libya migrant detention centers

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:21 PM

According to UN figures, some 3,400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April

LIBYA MIGRANTS. A child of African migrants who fled battle zones in Libya peeks out from a window at a detention center in Zawiya, west of the capital Tripoli, on April 27, 2019. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention center

Feb 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison approves the reopening of the facility claiming new laws just passed by parliament would increase the number of people trying to arrive in Australia illegally

SCOTT MORRISON. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison briefs media about the flooding situation in Queensland during a press conference in Sydney on February 8, 2019. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Why Palparan still sleeps at 'home' and not Bilibid

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody

GUILTY. Jovito Palparan remains detained inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

QC cops deny foul play in death of arrested 'tambay'

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Police say Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo died after complaining of shortness of breath. He shared a jail cell – built to hold only 6 people – with 138 detainees.

DEATH IN DETENTION. Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo dies under the watch of the Quezon City Police District. Photo from Marilou Argoncillo's Facebook page

Philippine detention centers and the price of criminal justice

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Factoring in the social costs of jail congestion, the price of criminal justice goes well beyond P165 billion – these are inestimable costs that no amount of pecuniary disbursement can ever recompense

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RED MONDAY. SC Justices present during the flag-raising are Antonio Carpio, Presbitero Velasco, Teresita de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Francis Jardeleza, Samuel Martires, and Noel Tijam. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  Photo by Lian Buan

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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER. Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show in Hollywood, California. Photo by Mark Ralston/ AFP PHOTO

Drug-sniffing dogs to help patrol Cebu jail, bus terminal

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The provincial government of Cebu has trained the K9s before their turnover to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Central Visayas

Consultant quits Cebu jail famous for dancing inmates

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Marco Toral is an ex inmate of the detention center who was supposed to serve a life sentence on drug charges He won an appeal on the verdict in 2009

DANCING INMATES. Filipino inmates perform during the visit of Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, at a prison facility in Cebu City, Philippines, January 26, 2016. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Indonesia adamant terror mastermind won't return from Guantanamo

Mar 11, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Indonesia does not want one of the country s most notorious terrorists Hambali returned home should the United States close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

Papal envoy to Cebu dancing inmates: 'Jesus was a prisoner'

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The inmates say they were moved to tears and overwhelmed as Archbishop Charles Maung Bo spoke to them after their two dance numbers

DANCING INMATES. Filipino inmates perform during the visit of Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, at a prison facility in Cebu City, Philippines, January 26, 2016. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

IN PHOTOS: No VIP treatment in these detention centers

Dec 18, 2014 - 1:06 PM

The VIP treatment of jailed drug lords in the New Bilibid Prison unmasks the inequalities perpetrated in our penology system

Prosecutors: Gigi Reyes' hospital transfer is 'special treatment'

Jul 14, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Gigi Reyes health conditions are not compelling reasons for a hospital transfer prosecutors say

Custodial center not for accused in 'pork' scam?

Jul 08, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Jail warden Elena Rocamora hints to the court that the accused in the pork barrel scam should be detained in jails instead of the PNP custodial center

CUSTODIAL CENTER. The PNP custodial center is where the 3 senators accused of plunder are presently detained.

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions

Teenager sentenced to 3 years in Delhi gang-rape case

Aug 31, 2013 - 10:21 PM

The separate trial of the four adult suspects in a fast track court is hearing closing arguments and is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks

GUILTY.  Indian policemen escort the juvenile (C, in pink hood), accused in the December 2012 gang-rape of a student, following his guilty verdict at a court in New Delhi on August 31, 2013. Photo by AFP/RAVEENDRAN

WikiLeaks releases more US military documents

Oct 25, 2012 - 9:37 PM

One of the documents made public is the first prisoner treatment manual for Guantanamo Bay

US soldier watches detainees at Guantanamo. Photo courtesy of Amnesty International