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Prisons & Prisoners

Antigua and Barbuda businessman Mehul Choksi is taken to a police van via a wheelchair by a police officer after attending a court hearing, in Roseau, Dominica.

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Security personnel carry a prisoner on oxygen support, to be taken to Patna Medical College and Hospital, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, in Patna.

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Prisoners of Birsa Munda Central Jail under police custody, arrive for COVID-19 tests, at Sadar Hospital in Ranchi.

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Police officals come out of Patiala Central Jail after three accused broke free from there, in Patiala.

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Central Jail prisoners board a vehicle after being vaccinated for COVID-19, in Bardhaman.

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Police bring accused persons for their COVID-19 tests at a centre, amid a countrywide spike in coronavirus cases, in Prayagraj.

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Police personnel brought back gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari at Banda jail from Punjab, in Banda district.

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Police personnel brought back gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari at Banda jail from Punjab, in Banda district.

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An ambulance enters the Police Lines Rupnagar as part of arrangements for the shifting of gangster-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh jail, in Ropar.

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Burned vehicles are parked outside the police command headquarters in Owerri, Nigeria. Hundreds of inmates escaped from a prison in the southeastern Nigerian city after a series of coordinated attacks, according to government officials.

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Pedestrians walk past a body of a prison inmate lying on a street near the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital.

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Recaptured inmates are escorted by police back to the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital.

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Relatives of inmates cry outside the Centro de Privación de Libertad Zona 8 prison where riots broke out in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Deadly riots broke out in prisons in three cities across the country due to fights between rival gangs, according to police.

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Inmates throw bricks at the police from the roof of Tacumbu prison during a riot and after they took control of the place in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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Family members meet a prisoner after the authorities resumed 'Mulaqat' following a gap of over 10 months amid coronavirus pandemic, at Amphalla jail in Jammu.

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Police personnel stand guard as Republic Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami being shifted to Taloja Central Prison from Alibag, in Navi Mumbai.

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Dr Kafeel Khan (C) following his release from Mathura jail after the Allahabad High Court quashed his detention under the National Security Act and ordered his immediate release, in Mathura.

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An inmate works on a manual loom at Amphalla district jail, in Jammu.

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A woman stands near a renovated interaction chamber for prisoners serving their term, at District jail in Jammu.

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Under-trial prisoners who were shifted from Mangalore to Chikmagalur district jail stand in queues as they wait for their heath-checkup, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chikmagalur.

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A police officer stands on the roof during a prison riot at Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru. Peru's prison agency reported that three prisoners died from causes still under investigation after a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima. Inmates complain authorities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside the prison.

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Inmates hold a sign that reads in Spanish "Right to life. We want to live but outside these walls," as they gather at a patio during a prison riot at Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru. Peru's prison agency reported that three prisoners died from causes still under investigation after a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima. Inmates complain authorities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside the prison.

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Inmates gather around the corpses of other inmates during a prison riot in Miguel Castro Castro prison, in Lima, Peru. Peru's prison agency reported that three prisoners died from causes still under investigation after a riot at the prison. Inmates complain authorities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside the prison.

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In this photo released by El Salvador Presidency Press Office police wearing masks as precautions against the new coronavirus guard inmates, also wearing masks, during a security operation after President Nayib Bukele decreed maximum emergency in prisons housing gang members at the Izalco prison in San Salvador, El Salvador. Bukele ordered the emergency the day after more than twenty people were killed throughout country that authorities said were ordered from prisons.

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Rioting inmates burn mattresses from the roof of the Villa Devoto prison to protest against authorities who they say are not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside the jail in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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District Jail inmates make masks as part of a project, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown in Jammu.

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Inmates wearing protective masks play carrom inside a jail during the nationwide lokcdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jammu.

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Injured prisoner admitted at a hospital after clashes between two groups of inmates erupted inside a jail, in Etawah.

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Inmates of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail wear protective masks in wake of coronavirus pandemic as they stitch face masks inside the jail, in Jabalpur.

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Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan waves before being sent to judicial custody for allegedly faking Abdullah's birth certificate, in Rampur. Azam Khan’s wife Tanzin Fatima (unseen) and MLA son Abdullah Azam (unseen) are also being sent to prison till March 2, 2020.

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Prisoners comes out from Birsa Munda Central Jail, after being released early on account of good conduct by Jharkhand Government ahead of Republic Day, in Ranchi.

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Women wait in a queue to meet their imprisoned brothers to celebrate Bhai Dooj (Yam Dwitya) festival, at at District Jail in Mathura.

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Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after being produced in the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in New Delhi. The court allowed Enforcement Directorate to go to Tihar jail, where the Congress leader is lodged, and question and, if required, arrest him.

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Knives and other sharp objects procured during a raid by Central Crime Branch in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail, Bengaluru. During the search, the team recovered 37 sharp-edged weapons, five cannabis smoking pipes and some cannabis, among others.

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Police officials relocate prisoners from the flooded premises of district jail, located near River Ganga, in Ballia.

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Mukesh Chaudhary (L), brother of Satish Chaudhary (C) gets emotional upon the latters arrival in Patna junction. Satish was held in a Bangladesh prison after he went missing from Patna about 11 years ago.

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Relatives of Ukrainian prisoners freed by Russia greet them upon their arrival at Boryspil airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Prisoners aboard a plane on the way to Ukraine travelling to Boryspil airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Planes carrying prisoners freed by Russia and Ukraine have landed in the countries' capitals, in an exchange that could be a significant step toward improving relations between Moscow and Kyiv. The planes, each reportedly carrying 35 prisoners, landed almost simultaneously at Vnukovo airport in Moscow and at Kyiv's Boryspil airport.

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Sisters of inmates stand in a queue as they wait for their turn to tie 'Rakhis' to their brothers during 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, outside Naini Central Prison in Prayagraj.

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Women wait in a queue to tie rakhi on the wrists of their jailed brothers, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Ayodhya.

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Sisters of inmates stand in a queue as they wait for their turn to tie 'Rakhis' to their brothers during 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at district jail, in Mirzapur.

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A woman ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of her imprisoned brother during Raksha Bandhan celebrations at the Central Jail in Patiala.

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People seek information about family members who are prisoners after a riot inside the Regional Recovery Center in Altamira, Brazil. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials.

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Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, is released from prison on 30-day parole amid tight security for her daughter's wedding, in Vellore district. Imprisoned since 1991, this is the first time she has been out on parole for 30 days.

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A relative of a prisoner cries outside the Anisio Jobim Prison Complex in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Brazilian authorities said 42 inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of the northern state of Amazonas, a day after 15 prisoners died in a riot at a fourth prison in the city.

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Released Indian fisherman Ismail shows his name tag at Lahore railway station to leave for their homeland, in Pakistan, Pakistani officials said they will release the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners detained for fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian sea. Prison official Munir Ahmed said Sunday that 100 prisoners will travel by train under police guard to the eastern city of Lahore before being handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border

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Relatives of prison inmates run for cover as forces chase them away outside central prison in Srinagar. At least two inmates were injured while three barracks and a building suffered damages due to fire inside Srinagar's fortified central prison following massive protests by inmates, local media reported.

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Police men stand guard outside central prison in Srinagar. At least two inmates were injured while three barracks and a building suffered damages due to fire inside Srinagar's fortified central prison following massive protests by inmates, local media reported.

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A pro independence protester holds the symbol of Catalonia independence while take part in a protest calling for justice after the sentencing of 12 years for seven of the eight defendants who were involved in a clash with police, in the small town of Alsasua, northern Spain.

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Some thousands people take part in a protest calling for justice after the sentencing of 12 years for seven of the eight defendants who were involved in a clash with police, in the small town of Alsasua, northern Spain.

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Relatives and friends carry drawings with the faces of eight defendants while taking part in a protest calling for justice after the sentencing of 12 years for seven of the eight defendants who were involved in a clash with police, in the small town of Alsasua, northern Spain. Supporters and defense lawyers say the charges are disproportionate for what they see as a bar brawl beating of two police officers and their girlfriends in Alsasua, but the Spanish National Court confirm the sentence, 12 years, but not to terrorism charges.

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Inmates of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail perform Gedi Nritya folk dance during an event to mark Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the premis of Cellular Jail in Port Blair.

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Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible related performances.

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Inmate Mariana Santos da Silva embraces her sisters during the annual beauty contest at the Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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An inmate holds her daughter during the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event aims to improve the women’s self-esteem and is an opportunity to unite with family members they seldom see. 

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An inmate with a scorpion tattooed on her thigh waits to have her hair styled, before the start of the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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An inmate has her hair styled to compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hairdressers and makeup artists volunteer their time to ready the contestants who are judged on their beauty, appeal and attitude.

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An inmate, with a tattoo that reads in Portuguese, "I embrace you, to embrace what I lack," waits to compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A group of women serving time at a prison in Rio de Janeiro swapped their uniforms for gowns to compete in the beauty pageant.

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Inmate Veronica Verone, 25, sports a floppy hat as prepares to compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Inmate Veronica Verone, 25, left, smiles after she was crowned Miss Talavera Bruce 2018, at the penitentiary the beauty pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Authorities say they organize the pageant, which attracts a lot of local media attention, to help the prisoners with their self-esteem and promote integration between them.

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Inmates compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Inmates walk past prison guards as they head for the stage to compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the prisoners, the annual contest is a time to enjoy dressing up, temporarily forget life behind bars and enjoy visiting family, who are allowed to come.

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Miss Talavera Bruce 2017, Mayana Rosa Alves, right, takes a cigarette break with two contestants before the start of the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prison authorities say they organize the annual beauty contest to encourage self-esteem, fight idleness and promote integration among the female inmates.

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An inmate has her hair washed as she prepares to compete in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant at the penitentiary the pageant is named for, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hairdressers and makeup artists volunteer their time to ready the contestants who are judged on their beauty, appeal and attitude.

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Inmate Mariana Santos da Silva, 23, who is serving time prepares to compete at the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The clothes the contestants compete in are on loan from a local business.

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Gowns and shoes are laid out for female inmates who are competing in the 13th annual Miss Talavera Bruce beauty pageant, the namesake of the female prison in western Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For a day, about a dozen women serving time at the penitentiary swap their uniforms for gowns. The clothes the contestants compete in are on loan from a local business.

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Miss Talavera Bruce 2017 Mayana Rosa Alves waits to participate in the 13th annual beauty contest at the Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jail authorities say they organize the contests to encourage self-esteem, fight idleness and promote integration among women prisoners.

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Inmates of the Craiova penitentiary in southern Romania perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, during the Prison Theatre festival in Bucharest, Romania.

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Inmates of the Craiova penitentiary in southern Romania perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, during the Prison Theatre festival in Bucharest, Romania. The festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, according to the organizers, takes place at the reputed Bucharest Nottara theatre, with plays being performed over two days by the inmates of various penitentiaries in Romania.

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Anjem Choudary leaves a bail hostel in north London after his release from Belmarsh Prison. A radical Islamic preacher was released from a British prison after serving less than half of a 5-1/2-year prison sentence for encouraging support for the Islamic State group.

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Unidentified relatives of Mohammad Imran coveted of killing eight children avoid the media in a van while arriving to receive his body at a prison in Lahore, Pakistan. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said.

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Jailed BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari being produced in a special court in connection with various criminal cases filed against him, in Allahabad.

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Former Samajwadi Party member Atiq Ahmad being produced at special court in connection with Raju Pal murder case, in Allahabad.

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Former Samajwadi Party member Atiq Ahmad being produced at special court in connection with Raju Pal murder case, in Allahabad.

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Sheena Bora murder accused Peter Mukerjea at Bandra Family Court in Mumbai. Peter Mukerjea and Indrani filed for divorce in the court.

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Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea at Bandra Family Court in Mumbai. Indrani and Peter Mukerjea filed for divorce in the court.

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Sisters tying rakhi to their prisoned brothers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, at Cenral Jail in Bhopal.

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Sisters wait outside Central Jail to tie rakhi to their prisoned brothers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Jaipur.

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Sisters of inmates wait to tie rakhi to their prisoned brothers on Raksha Bnadhan festival, outside Naini Central Prison in Allahabad.

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Pakistani prisoners prepare to cross Wagah border as they return after their release by India, ahead of Independence Day, in Attari.

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Inmates of Central Jail perform Yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018, in Bhopal.

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Women prisoners work at a fuel station in Hyderabad. Inmates of a prison adjacent to the gas station work as attendants at the station in the day hours.

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A Myanmar official stands while a truck carrying released prisoners park near the gate at Insein prison Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners.

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Kulbhushan Yadav meets his wife and mother

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Prison guards protest by burning pallets outside the Fresnes prison, where Jawad Bendaoud is expected to be jailed, outside Paris. The trial of Bendaoud accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions.

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Afghan prisoners prepare to be released from Pul-e-Charkhi prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan president pardoned 75 prisoners loyal to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former warlord and U.S.-declared terrorist who signed a peace agreement with Kabul in 2016. The deal gave Hekmatyar and his followers immunity for past actions and granted them full political rights.

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An inmate and a police person displaying file pads, made with demonetised notes, supplied by Reserve Bank of India, at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

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Inmates of Puzhal Central Prison pasting after cutting sheets of crushed demonetised notes for manufacturing file pads, in Chennai.

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Inmates of Puzhal Central Prison pasting after cutting sheet of crushed demonetised notes for manufacturing file pads, in Chennai.

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An inmates using demonetised notes supplied by Reserve Bank of India, for making file pads at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

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Inmates work on demonetised notes, supplied by Reserve Bank of India, for making file pads at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

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Prison officials and some inmates arrange the bundles of crushed demonetised notes, supplied by Reserve Bank of India, for making file pads at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

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Prison officials and some inmates arrange the bundles of crushed demonetised notes, supplied by Reserve Bank of India, for making file pads at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

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Female inmates pose in evening gowns during their jail's annual beauty contest at the Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Female inmates wear evening gowns on the morning of their annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A female inmate competes in her jail's annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jail authorities say they organize the contest to encourage self-esteem, fight idleness and promote integration among women prisoners.

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2003 Mulund-Ghatkopar train blast accused Saaqib Nachan after he was released from Thane Jail.

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