Grave robber in China sentenced to death

Today's ruling given by Chaoyang City Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning Province sentenced 22 members of the gang.

Kirpal Singh's family wants his body back from Pakistan for last rites

Kirpal Singh's family wants his body back from Pakistan for last rites

The family of Kirpal Singh, an Indian prisoner who has died at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Pakistan, has urged the authorities to send his body home for last rites.

Shift Hardik Patel to another prison: Surat jail officials to Court

Authorities of Lajpore jail want their high-profile inmate Hardik Patel, the Patel quota agitation leader, to be shifted to another prison because of his "uncivilised behaviour" and recovery of mobile phones and other items from his possession that they said posed "threat" to security of the facility here.

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

The Argentine is alleged to have failed to declare over 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million, £1.1 million) in 2011 and 2012 made through his image rights.

Kerala prison to have exclusive third gender block

In a first, a block exclusively to house transgenders is coming up in a high security prison in Thrissur in an effort to protect their privacy and human rights.

Skill training school to be started at prison in Kerala

With the twin objectives of weaning the inmates away from criminal activities and providing them a skill for their future livelihood, the central prison here will converted into a skill training school.

Sweden coping with refugee inflow, may use prisons as housing

Sweden could use empty prisons and army barracks as emergency shelter for record numbers of refugees arriving in the Nordic country, the government said on Friday.

Ex-MP Shahabuddin shifted from Siwan jail

Former Bihar parliamentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin was on Thursday shifted to Bhagalpur jail from Siwan prison after complaints that he was managing his wife`s poll campaign and threatening political rivals on a mobile phone, an official said.

Gang war in Tihar jail van kills two prisoners

Two prisoners were allegedly beaten to death by four others in a clash between two gangs inside a moving prison van transporting nine inmates from Rohini to Tihar Jail. watch the full report here.

California priest gets prison in sexual abuse during flight

A California-based Catholic priest was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for groping a sleeping woman seated next to him on an airliner.

Prominent Syria rights defender Mazen Darwish freed: Wife

 Prominent Syrian rights defender Mazen Darwish has been released after more than three years in prison pending a verdict in his case later this month, his wife told AFP Monday.

`Pakistan's fishermen to be freed after nationality confirmation'

In the backdrop of Pakistan releasing 163 Indian fishermen lodged in a Karachi jail, police here on Tuesday said the fishermen from the neighbouring country jailed in Gujarat's Dwarka prison will be released only after "confirmation" of their nationality by the Centre.

Kerala govt likely to release life convicts who have completed 10 years

Life convicts, who have completed 10 years of their term in various jails in Kerala, have a ray of hope as the state government has said that it will take steps to release them early.

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's cousin meets him in prison

A family member of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who is on a death row, on Monday met him at the high security Central Prison here.

Boston bomber Tsarnaev moved to Colorado `supermax` prison: Reports

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred to a high-security "supermax" prison in Colorado, US media and officials said, where he will be held until he is moved to federal death row.

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison

Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison on Thursday, amid a push to reform America`s overcrowded and expensive correctional system.

Peanuts, TV, escape hatch in most-wanted Mexican Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman`s cell

Seventeen steel doors that only open electronically separate the outside world from prison cell number 20, where Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman lived for 17 months.

Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape

Mexican prosecutors investigating the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman formally placed 22 prison officials in custody on Tuesday over suspicions that the infamous fugitive had inside help.

Obama calls for overhaul of US justice system

US President Barack Obama Tuesday called for a vast overhaul of the US justice system that would give convicts the vote, curb the use of solitary confinement and end mandatory sentences.

High-profile Tibetan monk dies in prison in China

A Tibetan monk who was one of China`s most prominent political prisoners has died in prison, a relative and human rights activists said on Monday, raising the prospect of an increase in resentment of the government in Tibetan regions.