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El Salvador Building More Prisons to House Thousands Arrested in Gang Sweep

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly approved on Tuesday a law to expedite the construction of new prisons, El Salvador’s La Prensa Gráfica newspaper reported, noting the legislation aims to help accommodate some of the 13,573 alleged gang members arrested by police in the country over the past month as part of an unprecedented crime crackdown.

Members of the MS-13 and 18 gangs remain in an overcrowded cell as a security guard of the Director of the General Directorate of Penal Centers, Osiris Luna (out of frame), stands by, at the Quezaltepeque prison, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, on September 4, 2020. - Authorities from the General …

Malaysian Court Uses A.I. to Determine Sentence in Criminal Case

Courts across the Malaysian states of Sabah, Sarawak, and the national capital city of Kuala Lumpur have used an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) system to determine and assign sentences in criminal cases since February 2020, with the pilot program set to end by April 2022, the digital news platform Mashable Southeast Asia reported on Wednesday.

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) is escorted by Malaysian police for her trial at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 16, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. - A Malaysian judge will on …

Nigeria: Prison Attack Frees Nearly 840 Inmates

Nearly 400 escaped prisoners remain at large in Nigeria on Monday after unidentified gunmen stormed the Abolongo Prison in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state on Friday, killing two guards and releasing 837 inmates, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

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