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.

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.

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".

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.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders to life in prison

A Turkish court today handed life sentences to two ageing generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey`s coup-ridden history.

BJP`s Yashwant Sinha gets bail, set to be released from Hazaribagh jail

Former union minister and party leader Yashwant Sinha was granted bail, days after he was arrested for leading a demonstration against the poor power scenario in Jharkhand.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha suffers head injury

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who is lodged in the Hazaribagh Central Jail on Friday suffered head injury when he fell and hit a wall, jail sources said here.

Man gets seven years jail for raping minor 13 years ago

A local court today sentenced a man for seven years in prison for raping a minor girl 13 years ago at a village here.

Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be "freed within days", a foreign ministry official told AFP on Saturday.

Two ex-US Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.

Indian engineer admits to stealing trade secrets

An Indian engineer pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology companies based in New Jersey and faces upto 20 years in prison when sentenced.

Syrian troops reach besieged prison in Aleppo

Syrian troops reached a besieged prison today in the northern city of Aleppo, ending a months-long attempt by rebels to free the inmates inside, a Syrian activist group and pro-government television stations reported.

Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement

Along with octogenarian Mubarak, his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also convicted and handed four-year terms, reported the BBC.

Prison on horizon for French rogue trader

Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel could finally be behind bars this weekend after being ordered to present himself at a police station as soon as he returns to France.

CPI-M for release of youth, political leaders

CPI(M) today demanded immediate release of youth and political leaders detained during the recent Lok Sabha elections in the state.

SC sends death row convict to 30 years in jail

The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of a man, convicted of raping and killing a nine-year-old girl, and sentenced him to a minimum of 30 years imprisonment without remission.