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.

Cuba has released all 53 political prisoners in US deal

The Cuban government has freed all 53 of its political prisoners, as part of its normalisation deal with the United States, a senior US administration official said on Monday.

Three prisoners escape from police lockup in Bihar

Three alleged criminals on Saturday escaped from a police station lockup in Munger district of Bihar prompting the police to launch a manhunt.

Cuba has released some of 53 ''political'' prisoners: US


Washington: Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month`s US-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

Late pope gets flowers from would-be assassin

Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish former extremist who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II, on Saturday laid flowers on the late pontiff`s tomb.

24 prisoners shifted from Pak's Quetta in fear of jail break

Twenty four high-profile death row prisoners have been shifted from a jail in Quetta to another prison in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, fearing a possible jail break.

High profile prisoners shifted in Pakistan

Fearing a possible jail break, Pakistan's provincial government of Balochistan has shifted 24 high profile prisoners to Central Jail Mach from District Jail Quetta.

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap hundreds of prisoners in peace push
Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap hundreds of prisoners in peace push

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swapped hundreds of prisoners on Friday as part of a new push for peace in one of Europe`s bloodiest conflicts in decades.

China says US can't slam others on rights when it has racism problems at home

 China`s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home. 

Sukhbir Badal urges centre to release Sikh prisoners

 Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday sought immediate intervention of union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the release, on compassionate grounds, of over 100 Sikh political prisoners in various jails who have completed their sentences.

No discrimination against any criminal on the basis of religion: Govt

Government on today said it does not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, caste and creed and deals with criminals according to their crime.

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.