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".

Killing of prisoners brazen murder: CPI-M

 The CPI-M on Wednesday denounced the killing of five undertrial prisoners in Telangana as "premeditated killings" and said the "brazen murders ... cannot be swept under the carpet".

Syrian Islamists exchange 25 women and children prisoners for commander

 Islamist militants and fighters loyal to the Syrian government have made a rare prisoner swap, with insurgents releasing 25 women and children in exchange for one of their commanders, a monitoring group said on Monday.

26 cellphones, batteries recovered in Central jail, Nagpur

About 26 mobile phones along with batteries were recovered in Central jail, Nagpur.

Pope washes feet of prisoners in traditional Holy Thursday event

Pope Francis, saying he wanted to be a servant of society`s neediest, presided at a Holy Thursday ceremony where he washed and kissed the feet of 12 men and women in a Rome prison housing many hardened criminals.

Prisoners 70 times more prone to tuberculosis

The prisoners are 70 times more vulnerable to tuberculosis than those who are out of bars, said a senior official at a TB workshop in Dharamshala prison here.

Indian NYU professor heads programme to educate US prisoners

 An Indian-American professor is at the helm of a unique initiative launched by the prestigious New York University (NYU) to bring college education to criminals imprisoned at a correctional facility here.

Maharashtra govt to pay Rs 1 crore to MSRTC for transporting prisoners

The Maharashtra government has decided to pay the state road transport corporation Rs 1.01 crore as charges for transporting jail staff and prisoners between 2006-07 and 2013-14.

No laxity on premature release of prisoners: Punjab DGP

 Punjab Police DGP SS Saini on Thursday said a lot of "disinformation and wrong information" is being circulated over the issue of premature release of prisoners even as he maintained that no laxity would be permitted on issues of peace and communal harmony.

Autopsy reports confirm Taiwan standoff prisoners committed suicide

Autopsy reports Wednesday confirmed that six prisoners in Taiwan who took hostages in a prison standoff this month to demand their freedom had committed suicide, following intense speculation over how they died.

Swaraj to raise issue of 11 Indian prisoners with Oman

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow.

Pak to release 173 Indian prisoners on February 16

 Pakistan will release 173 Indian prisoners out of 526 inmates on February 16, External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.

Malaysian IS detainees isolated after preaching to prisoners

 Malaysian authorities have removed detainees suspected of supporting the Islamic State group (IS) from the general jail population after some were found preaching the extremist IS ideology to fellow inmates, the home minister said Thursday.