Syria frees political prisoners in Eid gesture

Syrian authorities have released more than 200 prisoners, many of whom were detained under "anti-terror" laws, to mark the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, a lawyer told AFP.

Israel re-arrests freed Palestinian hunger-striker: Police

Israeli police on Monday re-arrested Palestinian Khader Adnan a day after he was freed following a 56-day hunger strike that brought him near death, a police spokeswoman said.

Prisoner beaten to death in Bihar jail

An undertrial prisoner was beaten to death on Saturday in a clash between two groups of inmates in a jail here, prompting authorities to suspend two jail wardens.

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison, including al Qaeda suspects

The incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent years and signals the further erosion of the state amid a raging civil war.

2 prisoners escape Tihar jail, 1 nabbed by police

In a daring jailbreak, two undertrials dug a tunnel in the country's most secure prison, Tihar jail, and managed to escape.While one of the convict Faizan was caught, Javed is still at large, as per news reports.

Thane jail inmates turn to Yoga

A group of nearly 50 undertrials at Thane Central Jail these days are busy imparting training of meditation and Yoga to fellow inmates, thanks to initiative of spiritual organisation 'Bramhakumaris'.

'Jail-made' shirts to hit Kerala market

A new brand of cost-effective readymade shirts, sewn exclusively by prisoners, will compete with leading brands in Kerala market during the coming Onam festival season.

Manish Paul takes selfie with real prisoners
Manish Paul takes selfie with real prisoners

 Actor-anchor Manish Paul has shared on Twitter a photograph with prisoners of Mathura jail.

Hamas demands release of hunger-striking prisoners

Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday called for the immediate release of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Bikaner prison inmates enrol for IGNOU courses

 Inmates of Bikaner Jail have shown good response to the opening of new IGNOU study centre in the campus where 45 prisoners have enrolled themselves in the first batch of different programmes including MBA and Human Rights.

Search for escaped murderers enters 7th day in northern NY

Squads of law enforcement officers today began a seventh day of trying to track down two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and could be hiding out in swampy terrain swarming with blood-sucking insects.

Zee Sting operation: Prisoners caught using cell phones in Rajasthan jail

Zee Media exposes corruption and clear insult of law at the Jhalawar jail in Rajasthan where the prisoners were seen using mobile phones allegedly provided by the police officials there for mere 500 rupees.

Indonesian leader to free Papua political prisoners

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo was expected to announce the release of several political prisoners in the restive eastern province of Papua Saturday, seeking to repair a rights record left in tatters by the recent execution of foreigners.

Six prisoners escape from Meghalaya jail

Six prisoners, including five militants and a rape convict, escaped on Sunday from Williamnagar district jail in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills by overpowering the prison guards, police said.

Pakistan executes 19 prisoners in two days: Officials

 Pakistan has hanged 19 prisoners in the past two days, officials said Wednesday, bringing the total number put to death since executions resumed in December to nearly 100.

Hamas official calls to abduct Israelis, swap for Palestinians

A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip called on Thursday for the abduction of Israelis, who would be swapped for Palestinians held by the Jewish state.

Syria rights activists` verdict set for April 15: Lawyer

A verdict in the case of three Syrian activists accused of "promoting terrorist acts", including leading dissident Mazen Darwish, has been set for April 15, their lawyer said on Monday.

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.

Delhi HC frames time-frame for release of prisoners granted bail

 Delhi High Court has set a time- frame for the release of prisoners granted bail, saying such persons ought not to remain behind bars "even for a minute more than necessary".