A jailbreak Sunday at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose.
The UN General Assembly condemned President Bashar al-Assad's "escalation" of the Syrian war on Wednesday as rebels battled to free inmates from a prison in the key city of Aleppo.
An American who murdered two fellow inmates to speed up his execution faces death on the electric chair Wednesday, the first execution of its kind since 2010, authorities.
The 131 Mexican inmates who escaped from a prison near the US border this week fled through the front door, not a tunnel as previously believed.
US lawmakers called Wednesday for pressure on China to stop the use of organs from executed inmates, as experts charged that transplants had become a business that may target prisoners of conscience.