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17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »

ATF to Help Honduras Investigate Deadly Prison Fire

At the request of the Honduran government, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today activated its International Response Team (IRT) to investigate the fire that swept through a national correctional facility in Comayagua, Honduras continue reading »

International Outcry Over Honduras Prison Fire, President Vows Full Investigation

The fire that killed more than 300 inmates at the Comayagua prison farm in central Honduras will be investigated with full transparency and "international observation," President Porfirio Lobo said Wednesday. continue reading »