Prisoner escapes after throwing chilli powder at policeman in Bihar

An undertrial prisoner on Monday escaped after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of a policeman escorting him at a court in East Champaran district.

Second NY prison escapee shot and captured

A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead.

Interpol issues global security alert after prison breaks

Interpol issued a global security alert advising its members to increase vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya, Pakistan.

Hundreds escape from Indonesia prison amid riot

Around 200 prisoners escaped from an Indonesian jail after violent riots erupted, with inmates setting fire to the prison and hurling bottles at guards.

Hollywood-style jailbreak bid foiled in Ukraine

A daring Hollywood-style attempt to spring two inmates from a penal colony in Ukraine was foiled by prison guards, the country`s penitentiary service said.

Greek prisoners` attempt to escape fails

The attempt of a group of prisoners to escape by helicopter in central Greece has failed, the authorities said.