China seeks to show pope, world its organ program reforms

Feb 7, 2017

China seeks to show pope, world its organ program reforms

China is stepping up its efforts to persuade the international medical community that it has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors, sending a high-level delegation to a Vatican conference amid continued skepticism that the practice has ended. China’s former vice minister of health, ...

Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison killing spree

Jan 7, 2017

Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison killing spree

Thirty-one inmates were slain Friday in northern Brazil, some with their hearts and intestines ripped out, during a prison killing spree led by the country’s largest gang, authorities said. The bloodshed comes just days after 60 inmates were killed during rioting at two prisons ...

110 inmates still on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Jan 5, 2017

110 inmates still on run after Philippines' biggest jailbreak

Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation’s biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation’s strife-torn south. Suspected Muslim guerrillas stormed a decrepit ...

Jan 4, 2017

Suspected rebels storm Philippine jail, 158 inmates escape

Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing government forces traded fire with gunmen, officials said. Acting Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Peter John Bongngat ...

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Dec 29, 2016

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Japan’s correctional facilities have had trouble securing enough doctors to examine inmates, as medical students tend to favor working at private-sector hospitals that pay more and offer better opportunities to learn about advanced medical technology. The Justice Ministry, which oversees the medical officers at ...