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Two alleged S.I. mobsters released from prison over coronavirus concerns Two Staten Island reputed mobsters were recently released from prison amid concerns of catching the coronavirus while behind bars, federal court papers show. Both Eugene (Boobsie) Castelle, a Staten Island man and reputed soldier in the Lucchese organized crime family, and Daniel (Shrek) Capaldo, a …

Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons, as the disease has killed dozens in the country and infected 23 members of the Iranian parliament. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters certain inmates were allowed out of prison after testing negative …

Eruptions of violence in Mississippi prisons this week left five inmates dead and prompted a statewide lockdown of facilities that continued into the weekend, as officials seek to reassert control in the correctional system. Investigators are trying to determine the causes of the violence, some of which was gang-related, said Pelicia Hall, the corrections commissioner. …

The Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatist forces held a prisoner swap in the country’s war-ravaged east Sunday in the latest sign of efforts to ease tensions between the two warring sides. The exchange was agreed upon by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin during peace talks in Paris earlier this month. The negotiations …

US forces in north-east Syria were able to seize only two British Islamic State prisoners, leaving behind a cluster of others despite previous briefings that about 40 had been forcibly taken from Kurdish custody. Kurdish military guarding the prisoners – supposedly among the most dangerous of several thousand Isis fighters in the region – refused …

Shocking video has emerged of prisoners in Brazil playing soccer with the decapitated heads of rivals in the aftermath of a massive riot that killed at least 57 inmates, according to a report. The chilling footage appears to show the barbaric prisoners kicking around the severed heads at the Altamira Regional Recovery Center in the …

BRASILIA—A gang fight in a prison in Brazil’s Para state left at least 57 dead, many by decapitation or asphyxiation, adding to a string of gruesome clashes in the country’s overloaded prison system as the government struggles to fight rampant crime. The violence started at around 7 a.m. Monday when members of one of the …