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Liberia: Fears of jailbreaks heighten as prisons run out of food

– – There are heightened fears of jailbreaks in Liberia as prisons run out of food. Some prisons in Liberia are refusing to accept new inmates as a result of the crisis. Reports say all 15 prison facilities in Liberia have run out of food. The situation is being blamed on a number of factors including delays in remitting funds… Read More
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Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from… Read More
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Liberia: Curfew after prisoners broke jail amid violent protests

– – Liberia has imposed a night curfew on the coastal county of Maryland effective Thursday April 1, amid the breaking of jail by some prisoners. The Maryland county has experienced several days of violent demonstrations by mostly female protesters. On Tuesday during one of these violent protests, more than 90 inmates broke jail, escaping in Harper city in the… Read More