Prisoner shoes stolen from Nazi death camp museum

Eight shoes belonging to prisoners at a former Nazi death camp have been stolen from a museum at the site in Poland, a museum official said Tuesday. 

Jail Superintendent gheraoed by prisoners in Odisha

The Superintendent of Sorada sub-jail in Ganjam district was gheraoed for a few hours by its inmates for allegedly misbehaving with two women visitors, police said on Wednesday.

Disclose details of prisoners to be released on SC order: CIC

The details of prisoners who are set to be released on a recent Supreme Court order should be put in public domain, the Central Information Commission said in a directive to Tihar Jail.

Tajikistan to pardon 10,000 prisoners

Tajikistan will pardon 10,000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency said Monday. 

Tajikistan to pardon 10,000 prisoners

Tajikistan will pardon 10,000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency said Monday. 

US judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavors, including strawberry, for the liquid meal they must ingest and well-behaved inmates sometimes are force-fed communally, a US court heard Wednesday.

Myanmar frees 3,000 prisoners, including ex-military intelligence figures

President Thein Sein pardoned some 3,073 people, including 58 foreign nationals, citing "stability of the state, the rule of law" and "humanitarian" grounds, according to a Facebook post Tuesday by Information Minister Ye Htut.

Three prisoners escape from Kolkata jail

Three prisoners, including a murder convict, escaped from the city`s Alipore Central Correctional Home Friday, a West Bengal minister said.

US to send 6 Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay: official

The United States plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay early next month, an Obama administration official has said.

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".

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners ahead of peace talks

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government on Tuesday exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Four prisoners escape from Buxar jail in Bihar

Four prisoners accused of the murder of an under-trial today escaped from the Buxar sub-jail and a manhunt has been launched to nab them.

Syria begins freeing prisoners after Assad amnesty

Syria has begun releasing prisoners, many of whom were held without charge, under the broadest amnesty the country has seen since the Assad clan took power nearly 50 years ago.

87 prisoners appear for IGNOU final exam in Odisha

Altogether 87 inmates of several jails in southern Odisha have appeared for the Indira Gandhi National Open University`s (IGNOU) term-end examinations.

Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

151 Indian prisoners handed over by Pak at Wagah

Pakistan today handed over 150 Indian fishermen and another prisoner held for crossing the border to Indian authorities at the Wagah border in a goodwill gesture by Premier Nawaz Sharif who is in India to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages on Saturday - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.

Ukraine security forces riven by mistrust, wrangle over prisoners

The ballot papers they were accused of forging lay on the front of their Russian-made Moskvich car, stopped and searched by Ukrainian soldiers on the outskirts of the port city of Mariupol, in the country`s rebel southeast.

5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike

Five thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails went on hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with 120 detainees protesting their administrative detention, a Palestinian minister said.

Don`t oppose bail plea in 36 cases, recommends Buch committee

A high-powered standing committee constituted for reviewing the cases of undertrials languishing in Chhattisgarh jails today recommended the state government not to oppose the bail plea of prisoners in 36 cases.