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Mobile phone jammers to be installed in 12 sensitive jails in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to install mobile phone jammers in 12 sensitive jails in the state, Prisons Minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said on Wednesday.

SC to hear matter of improving current state of prisons, inmates today

Since 2013, the Supreme Court has been hearing a suo motu case involving inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons in India. 

Bahrain jails 8 Shiites, revokes nationality

A Bahraini court sentenced eight Shiites to 15-year jail terms for forming a terror group.

Egypt jails youth leader for three years

An Egyptian court has sentenced an April 6 leader and three other activists of the banned youth movement to three years in jail for possessing leaflets calling for the regime's overthrow.

2300 prisoners lodged in Jammu and Kashmir jails: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said that 2300 prisoners including 343 convicts, 37 under PSA and 1920 undertrials are lodged in jails in the state.

Egypt jails student over Facebook atheism page

An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to one year in jail for insulting Islam and promoting atheism on a Facebook page, his lawyer and judicial sources said today.

Chhath ushers festive fervour, communal harmony in Bihar jails

Prisoners in different correctional homes across Bihar are making arrangements for celebration of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.

SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.

SC asks Centre to convene meet on undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to convene a meeting of Home

296 Indian nationals in Pakistan jails

Pakistan on said that 296 Indian nationals, mostly fishermen, are being held in various jails in the country.

UAE jails 6 Arabs for forming `Qaeda` cell

A UAE top court today jailed six Arabs for seven years after convicting them of forming an "Al-Qaeda" cell and raising funds for Al-Nusra Front, the jihadist network`s Syrian affiliate.

Egypt court jails more than 160 Brotherhood supporters

An Egyptian court jailed more than 160 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to up to 15 years in prison on Sunday, pressing a crackdown on the Islamist group before a presidential election former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win.

HC tells Maharashtra govt to take security measures in jails

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to inform it by October 24 what security measures the state proposed to take in Mumbai Central jail and Taloja prison in Navi Mumhai.

386 Pakistanis in Indian prisons

Around 8,000 Pakistani nationals are being held in the jails of different countries, including 386 in neighbouring India, officials said on Tuesday.

Speed up video conference facility in jails: HC to Maha govt

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted six weeks` time to Maharashtra government to inform it about steps being taken to ensure that video conference facilities were in place in jails.

Goa food poisoning: Statement of inmates recorded

The inquiry committee looking into the last month`s food poisoning incident at two Goa jails has recorded the statement of some of the affected inmates, who have ruled out any foul play.

Protest over fate of Indian ‘Prisoners of War’ languishing in Pak jails

A protest on Sunday saw demonstrators here slam the Union government for allegedly failing to take steps to secure the release of Indian Prisoners of War (PoWs) languishing in Pakistani jails.

China jails Tibetan man

A court in China`s Qinghai province sentenced a Tibetan man to four years in prison for inciting secession.

6,000 Indians languishing in jails abroad

External Affairs Salman Khurshid, replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, said a total of 6,293 Indians are imprisoned in various countries.

Phone facility for prisoners planned in jails in AP

After introducing telephone at the Cherlapally Central Prison ,AP Department of Prisons has planned phone facilities for prisoners in other jails in AP.