Thane to soon get an open prison

The Thane Central Jail premises will be soon housing an open prison in addition to the existing infrastructure here, Director General of Prisons, Meera Borawankar has said.

Man who killed 39 people attempts suicide in Brazil jail

The confessed murderer of 39 people in the city of Goiania, capital of the central Brazilian state of Goias, tried to commit suicide in his jail cell using the base of a broken lightbulb, police said.

Woman exonerated, freed after 17 years in prison

A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.

Tamil Nadu CM slams Lanka's new trend of detaining stranded fishermen

Accusing the Sri Lankan Navy of detaining stranded Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the immediate release of all 24 fishermen, lodged in jails in the island nation, and their 75 boats.

Ninteenth Indian jailed for Singapore riots

An Indian man on Tuesday was awarded 18 weeks' jail term for his involvement in the December 08, 2013, riots in the city.

Indian deported from Saudi Arabia after acquittal in murder case

An Indian, who spent almost nine years in jail in Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder of a Pakistani worker, has been deported to India after he was acquitted of the charges.

NHRC notice to UP Police over undertrial's torture

The NHRC has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Police over the alleged torture of an under-trial prisoner after he refused to bribe the jailor in the states' Mahoba district, a statement said Friday.

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

A defence lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Brazil: 36 prisoners escape in jailbreak

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said.

Two inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot: Authorities

Inmates rioting to press for better facilities in an overcrowded Brazilian jail have beheaded two fellow prisoners and taken two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.

Suspected terrorist Arshad Khan remanded back to Kolkata Jail

Pakistani national Arshad Khan, arrested in connection with alleged conspiracy of Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out attacks in Delhi and adjoining areas, was sent to Kolkata prison after the Delhi Police told a court here that he was not required for further interrogation.

Judge orders release of Briton accused of World Cup ticket scam

A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.

Delhi to get new prison this year, two more to come by 2015

In order to decongest the over-crowded Tihar jail, three new jails are being constructed at Mandoli, Narela and Baprola area of the national capital.

Kendrapara youth in Iraqi jail likely to be released soon

It was a nightmarish ordeal overseas for an unemployed youth from a village in Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.

Ex-Indonesia sports official gets prison for graft

Indonesia`s anti-graft court sentenced a former Cabinet minister today to four years in prison for corruption related to the construction of a multi million-dollar sports complex.

Separate cell for women; HC seeks response from Centre, others

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".

Alcatraz, an island of no escape

Rama Sreekant tells you about her bone-chilling experience at the island of Alcatraz, an icon of American criminal culture and history

Man jailed for beating to death elderly Indian-origin roommate

A 67-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating his 71-year-old Indian-origin roommate to death with a wheelchair footrest at a nursing home here.

Murderers wander with machetes at idyllic Philippine prison

One hundred convicts armed with machetes wander through a vast prison without walls in one of the Philippines` most beautiful islands, a unique approach to reforming criminals.