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.

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.