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The artworks, according to Kapatid, reflect the vigor and struggles of detained activists and human rights defenders
Kapatid, originally established in 1978 under the Marcos dictatorship, seeks to have political prisoners freed and to promote basic rights
The verdict will almost certainly remove from public life a man who was widely seen as the puppet master behind the Social Democrats and the government they lead
Five of the inmates and 3 guards are killed by ISIS prisoners during the riot on Sunday, the justice ministry says in a statement
Bilibid is a prison, but it is a community – a community even more alive than the noiseless, walled, camera-secured, and luxurious villages we all aspire to live in
The video is actually of Senator Leila de Lima celebrating her 56th birthday in August 2015 at the quadrangle of the Department of Justice, when she was still DOJ secretary
(3rd UPDATED) Witnesses near the prison in north Khartoum say there is a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of a paramilitary group outside
The Philippines confines terrorists on trial away from other types of crime suspects. Filipino and Australian researchers say this approach might only intensify the inmates' extremism.
‘It would be a complete travesty of justice should the Honorable Court sanction the arbitrary and wrongful exclusion from the Information of those who had actual participation in the illegal drug trade,’ says De Lima
'The goal of prisons should be to reform persons deprived of liberty, to uphold human dignity while being accountable for their faults,' CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says
The anti-graft court says it cannot grant the request of former DPWH Bicol regional director Eleno Colinares Jr to be confined in a hospital for cancer treatment
The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp
After performing for prisoners in New York, it broke my heart when one of them said, 'we have nothing but time'
Are Filipinos really comfortable with this? Is this a true sentiment of our people that lawmakers are only faithfully expressing and executing?
REFORM Alliance is putting an initial $50 million toward 'disabling the revolving door of probation and parole'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
(UPDATED) It is likely that Renae Lawrence will be deported shortly after her release
An Iloilo-based filmmaker and teacher gives us a glimpse into the lives of women imprisoned at the Iloilo City Jail
Rear Admiral John Ring, commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, says he has orders 'to make sure the facilities' at the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 'are going to last for 25 years'
Once a decorated military general, Jovito Palparan is now just one among thousands of convicts inside the New Bilibid Prison
'Hindi naman ako nahihirapan kasi mababait ang nakakulong dito,' says retired military general Jovito Palparan during his first morning at the national penitentiary
(UPDATED) 'Kung kailangan niyang matulog sa karton, sa karton siya matulog,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa
The request of the Bureau of Corrections for an additional P5 billion budget to build 6 new prisons is turned down
The earliest would be morning of Thursday, October 4, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody
The mass prison break occurs after the powerful tremor sparked a wall of water that devastated the small city of Palu on Friday
(UPDATED) The military says that pending the appeal of Palparan's conviction, they will keep custody of the former general
Myanmar police says escaped inmates hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail
Libyan police say guards were unable to prevent the prisoners escaping as they feared for their own lives
Inspector Romel Reyes is killed by an unidentified gunman along NBP Road
The decision by the Seoul High Court means the former head of state, who was ousted after a sprawling corruption scandal triggered mass protests, faces 25 years in jail
The Batangas Regional Trial Court Branch 87 dismisses the cases against against former UP film student Maricon Montajes, Anakbayan member Ronilo Baes, and farmer Rommiel Cañete
While 6 inmates were quickly apprehended after the Sunday escape, another 25 are still on the run from Doyo prison, an institution for drug offenders in easternmost Papua province, authorities say
The Korean actor shares to Rappler his favorite lines from the drama
#TeamBahay? Don't worry, we got you covered.
He also talks about how he prepared for his scene-stealing role as Han Woo-tak in 'While You Were Sleeping'
Both Moscow and Kiev says that rights ombudsmen would visit the two countries' prisoners 'in the near future'
Here's a snapshot of the Philippines' controversial national penitentiary, the New Bilibid Prison
'Kung ako, oo, gusto ko talagang mag-gawa ng mega-facility na brand new. Solved na ang problema ko wala na akong problema kung merong gano'n,' says the BuCor chief
(UPDATED) The release of the 3 had been expected as a goodwill gesture amid preparations for a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Amnesty's investigation 'reveals that prisoners detained on politically motivated charges are being held in prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement in Egypt – at times for several years – which in and of itself amounts to torture'
Judge Sergio Moro says a special cell 'was prepared in advance... in which the ex-president will be separated from other prisoners, with no risk for his moral or physical integrity'
For the 4th time in his papacy, Pope Francis chooses to celebrate Holy Thursday in an Italian jail
The dead included two women thought to have been visiting the jail at the time of the incident
Our goal is to collect all these index cards and give them to the chairs of the justice committee of the Senate and House so that they too can read and feel the silent voice of our citizens, asking for solutions to the inhumane conditions of our penology infrastructure
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao
Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime
A holistic solution is necessary. There is a need to address the problems of overcrowding, the lack of qualified personnel, and the inadequacy of resources.