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.

Pope visits Bolivia`s most dangerous prison

Pope Francis ventured Friday into a violent, overcrowded and gang-ridden Bolivian prison that even houses children living with their parents, hugging and kissing inmates and urging them not to yield to the "devil."

Myanmar man convicted for 2013 hotel blast

A Myanmar man has been sentenced to life in prison for planting a bomb that exploded two years ago inside a luxury Yangon hotel wounding an American woman, state media reported on Sunday.

MHA asks DG Tihar to probe jail break, fix responsibility

The Home Ministry on Wednesday directed Director General of Tihar Prison Alok Verma to conduct an inquiry into the recent jail break incident in the high- security prison from where two undertrials managed to escape.

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison, among them Qaeda suspects: Officials

Around 1,200 prisoners escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, among them al Qaeda suspects, officials and security sources said.

New prison to soon become operational in Goa

The newly inaugurated prison in Colvale village of Goa will be soon operational after India Reserve Battalion (IRB) takes over the outward security of this jail, a top official said on Monday.