Inside world’s toughest prison where inmates can be killed fighting for mattress

“With British prisons, it’s all paperwork in an office. But in these places, they use real money, it’s not contraband and it’s how they survive – by buying or bartering.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons season four release date, locations and presenter

Speaking to Cape Talk radio station in South Africa, Rowe said: “It’s drawing out the realities of life inside prisons for people – which they are before they are prisoners – and how the system treats these prisoners and how they run these regimes. “

Women’s prison journal: State inmate’s daily diary during pandemic

At that point, there were 31 confirmed infections at other state prisons, including a cluster of 18 cases at a men’s prison just 5 miles away in Chino, the California Institution for Men. (Since then, the outbreak at Chino has ballooned, with about 700 confirmed infections and 12 deaths.) Multiple prisoners at the California Institution […]

The Nazis Took Down the Statue of Napoleon’s Great Black General

“Among the Muslims, men from every class who were able to catch sight of General Bonaparte were struck by how short and skinny he was,” wrote the chief medical officer of the expedition quoted in The Black Count. “The one, among our generals, whose appearance stuck them more was … the General-in-Chief of the cavalry, […]

US imposes sanctions on Syrian president’s wife under Caesar Act

Named after a defector who smuggled 55,000 images of state security prisoners out of Syria, the Caesar Act was originally intended to bring the regime’s torturers to account. However, its purpose has in part been eclipsed by a political push that sees the law as a tool of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran.

Indonesia plans to use crocodiles to guard death row drug convicts

Indonesia already has some of the toughest anti-narcotics laws in the world, including death by firing squad for traffickers, and sparked international uproar in April when it put to death seven foreign drug convicts, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Nelson Mandela’s daughter had coronavirus: Zindizi, 59, becomes the world’s highest profile victim of disease after dying in Johannesburg

Only two of Nelson’s children, Zemani and Pumla Mandela, are still alive. Madiba Thembekile (right) died on this day in 1969 and Zindzi’s other sibling Makgatho Mandela (left) died of AIDS in Johannesburg in 2005. Another of Mandela’s children died as an infant 

‘We have a fighting chance’: Judith Collins backs herself against Ardern in New Zealand election

“I think it’s really important that people can say what they think and what they feel, but it’s also important to not try to humiliate or downgrade people into something less than human,” says Collins. “Having been on the receiving end of that I know what that feels like and it is not acceptable”.

Tuesday briefing: Eight out of work for each job vacancy

Lower paid lose out in work stakes – The gender divide between paid and unpaid weekly work hours has decreased since the mid-1970s, according to a thinktank, but remains significant. The Resolution Foundation says women have increased their paid work by five hours and 18 minutes to 22 hours, while reducing unpaid hours – such […]

August’s must see TV: Netflix’s World’s Most Wanted, Neon’s Lovecraft Country

Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, this 10-part drama follows Atticus Freeman, a young man who, along with his friend Letitia and Uncle George embarks on a road trips across 1950s America in search of his missing father. They face both racial prejudice and terrors that wouldn’t look out […]