Pope Francis to meet prisoners at end of immigration-focused US visit

Pope Francis was set to meet with his bishops and a group of inmates at a Pennsylvania prison on Sunday before saying Mass for an expected crowd of 1.5 million people on the final day of his historic visit to the United States.

Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners

Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said.

At least 355 inmates escape after Taliban storm Afghan jail
At least 355 inmates escape after Taliban storm Afghan jail

Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni early on Monday, killing police and releasing many prisoners, police said.

Cuba pardons thousands of prisoners ahead of visit by Pope Francis

Cuba's government announced pardons on Friday for more than 3,500 prisoners, setting the stage for an eagerly awaited visit by Pope Francis with the largest release of its kind since the 1959 revolution.

ISIS puts Norwegian, Chinese hostages up 'FOR SALE', with 'limited time offer'
ISIS puts Norwegian, Chinese hostages up 'FOR SALE', with 'limited time offer'

Barbaric extremist group Islamic State, which has in past released gruesome videos showing beheading of Western hostages, has now put the prisoners up for sale.

Psycho prisoners more likely to indulge in violent crimes

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and alcohol and drug abuse are more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners.

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.

Over 20 prisoners escape from Islamic States jail in Iraqi city

More than 20 prisoners, mostly members of the Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga combatants, escaped from an Islamic State controlled prison in the northern city of Mosul, according to Kurdish officials.

China to grant rare prisoner amnesties for war anniversary

China plans to grant prisoner amnesties to mark this year`s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, only the eighth time this has happened since the Communists took power in 1949, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.

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.