President Barack Obama submitted plans earlier this week to close the military prison.
The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said he has the votes to override any presidential veto.
Human Rights groups claim inmates are shackled to chairs during interrogation
Murderer uses book to claim he was framed by police
The protesters who disrupted flights last summer have been told to expect jail when they are sentenced next week
Ashley Diamond was raped repeatedly in a Georgia prison and denied female hormones she had taken for 17 years - she received an undisclosed settlement from the state this month
Independent report warns HMP Dovegate continues to suffer from staff shortages and outbreaks of violence
Total could top 11 million if unknown numbers held in Chinese and North Korean detention centres were included
'We need to free up cash that is frozen in the prison system'
Russia’s Ministry of Justice has issued a bizarre new diktat barring prisoners from swearing while incarcerated at pre-trial detention centres.
The 60-year-old says he has now 'gotten used' to the hard labour
In one of the lesser known loopholes of the country's law, judges can allow up to 30 days to be knocked off a sentence per paper or book published
Opting not to view the rap video, Judge Thomas said: 'It's unlikely to appeal to me and unless it informs me (in passing sentence) I am not going to take up valuable court time'
'I’m a woman in a male prison. This is not right'
The Government's plans to close Victorian gaols in towns isn't just a chance for urban redevelopment, it's an opportunity to build prisons on a more human scale, with natural light and better facilities. It's happening across Europe, but could a new generation of nicks become the norm here? Oliver Bennett gives his verdict.
Command and compassion are equally important to the job, says deputy governor Alli Black