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2018-02-16 Inmate drugs twin brother in brazen escape from prison Piedras Gordas, Peru
C. 2018-01-01 Brazil prison: At least nine killed in new year riot Goiania, Goias, Brazil
D. 2017-07-06 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco Las Cruces, Acapulco, Mexico
E. 2017-01-06 Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail Monte Cristo Rural Penitentiary, Roraima, Brazil
5. 2016-01-09 Two Argentina fugitives escape manhunt Santa Fe, Argentina
G. 2016-01-01 Guatemala prison riot leaves eight inmates dead Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
H. 2015-09-01 Venezuela prison fire: Tocuyito blaze kills 17 Tocuyito, Venezuela
8. 2015-07-15 Mexico releases video of drug lord Joaquin Guzman escape Mexico
9. 2015-07-13 Mexico on high alert as manhunt for drug lord Guzman continues Mexico

Uruguay no more Guantanamo prisoners Near-naked women help 28 escape from jail Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 48   Officials announced on Thursday that 48 people have died from taking a toxic cocktail of stolen pharmaceuticals. That's up from 35 confirmed... Guantanamo six arrive in Uruguay   Uruguay set to take six Guantanamo prisoners  President Jose Mujica has confirmed his country will resettle six Guantanamo Bay prisoners on humanitarian grounds 35 died from overdoses during prison uprising Wife: Joran van der Sloot stabbed in prison Deadly riot in southern Brazil jail Map of Cascavel Brazil  Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others Prison escape in quake-hit Chile city Boy's 'killers' dead in Brazil jail Honduras troops take over at prison Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Map of Comayagua Honduras
  Inmate drugs twin brother in brazen escape from prison Map of Piedras Gordas Peru  Alexander Delgado allegedly drugged his twin brother, changed into his clothes and walked out a free man   Brazil prison: At least nine killed in new year riot Map of Goiania Goias Brazil  Police in Brazil say at least nine prisoners have been killed in a riot at a jail in the central state of Goias 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco   The pre-dawn fight between rival gangs in a prison in south-western Mexico broke out in the maximum security wing of Las Cruces prison   Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail   At least 33 prisoners have been killed in a prison in northern Brazil, just days after 56 died during a jail riot in a neighbouring state Two Argentina fugitives escape manhunt   A huge manhunt netted only one of three fugitives convicted of a triple murder, officials said hours after claiming all had been caught Guatemala prison riot leaves eight inmates dead   More than 20 injured. The inmates were drinking on New Year's Eve when a fight broke out. At least two prisoners were beheaded Venezuela prison fire: Tocuyito blaze kills 17   The cause of the blaze at a jail near the city of Valencia is still being investigated. Inmates said an electrical fault was to blame Mexico releases video of drug lord Joaquin Guzman escape  Mexican authorities have released CCTV footage showing the moments before the country's most-wanted drug lord escaped from his prison cell Mexico on high alert as manhunt for drug lord Guzman continues Drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break Map of Altiplano jail Mexico

February 2018 ... more > Top ^
Feb.16   Peru

January 2018 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Brazil

year 2017 Top ^

Jul.6   Mexico
Jan.6   Brazil

year 2016 Top ^

Jan.9   Argentina
Jan.1   Guatemala

year 2015 Top ^

Sep.1   Venezuela
Jul.15   Mexico
Jul.13   Mexico
Jul.12   Mexico
  Guzman, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', used an elaborate tunnel to break out of a maximum security prison, officials say
Mar.23   Uruguay
Feb.8   Amazon

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.11   Venezuela
Dec.7   Uruguay
Dec.5   Uruguay
Nov.28   Venezuela
Nov.3   Peru
Aug.24   Brazil
Apr.2   Chile

year 2013 Top ^

Aug.30   Sao Paulo
Aug.3   Honduras

year 2012 Top ^

Feb.15   Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished
 Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in their cells in Comayagua, north of the capital Tegucigalpa

year 2010 Top ^

Feb.23   Cuba

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.23   Brazil

year 2006 Top ^

Jun.11   Guantanamo
  The suicides of 3 inmates at the prison camp spurred renewed calls for changes at the facility
May.15   Sao Paulo State's prison revolts end  Revolts in 70 jails have come to an end, after 4 days of violence in which at least 81 people died Apr.19   Guantanamo List of detainee names released  The U.S. government released the most extensive accounting yet of the hundreds of people held there

year 2005 Top ^

Jun.3   Guantanamo Detainees, not soldiers, flushed Quran
  A U.S. military investigation at the Guantanamo has determined that detainees attempted to flush the Quran
Mar.7   Dominican Republic Prison fire 'kills 140'  Clashes between rival gangs in the prison in the eastern town of Higuey led to a fire

year 2004 Top ^

Jun.1   Rio de Janeiro Jail revolt leaves 34 dead  Inmates seized guns and hostages during an attempt to stage a jailbreak

year 2002 Top ^

Jan.11   Guantanamo Afghan captives start detention
  The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo

year 2001 Top ^

May.21   Chile 28 die in prison riot fire  Prisoners set mattresses and blankets on fire. 150 inmates were injured

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