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A prison where inmates are allowed to live with family, step outside to work

At an open prison in Indore district there is a two-room home, where a convicted prisoner lives with his family and can step outside the premises to work.

Sep 09, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Bihar's jails are way too crowded, liquor arrests made it worse

14 of Bihar's jails hold more than 150 percent of their capacity.

Jun 07, 2018, 14:27 PM IST

SC worried about overcrowding in prisons, asks HCs to look into issue

The apex court requested the chief justices of the high courts to take up the matter as a suo-motu (on its own) writ petition and referred to a note given by an advocate, assisting the court as an amicus curiae, in this regard.

May 13, 2018, 11:23 AM IST

Released after 20 years, this man wants to go back to jail

After spending more than two decades in prison, a person is likely to be excited to go back to home. 

Feb 08, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

Russian prisons boss arrested on graft charges

Russia's prison system is often criticised by rights activists for poor conditions and abuses.

Sep 14, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

'WannaCrypt' hero to pay $30,000 for bail, faces 40 years in prison

According to a report in Los Angels Times, Hutchins is described as "having created, maintained and marketed the Kronos banking Trojan from July 2014 to July 2015".


Aug 05, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

20-year-old woman to serve 15 months jail for encouraging her teenage boyfriend to commit suicide

A tearful Michelle Carter stood with hands clasped and eyes cast down to hear her fate over the death of Conrad Roy, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in July 2014.


Aug 04, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

Prison head suspended over Brazil jail-break

A top prison officer has been suspended for allegedly allowing weapons and drugs in the gaol before a deadly jail-break on New Year's Day in Brazil, officials said.

Jan 11, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Congo opposition leader sentenced to five years in prison

 A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organise a presidential election next year.

Dec 29, 2016, 07:04 AM IST

Mobile phone jammers to be installed in 12 sensitive jails in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to install mobile phone jammers in 12 sensitive jails in the state, Prisons Minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said on Wednesday.

Sep 07, 2016, 13:59 PM IST

Attack on Indian prisoner in Pakistani jail: India reiterates request for consular access

Hamid Nehal Ansari, who reportedly possessed a fake Pakistani identity card, was arrested by intelligence agencies in Kohat district in November 2012. 

Aug 05, 2016, 20:46 PM IST

'So You Think You Can Dance' US winner booked for domestic violence

Joshua Allen, the winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” season four, has been charged with domestic abuse and could face over a decade in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.

Jul 15, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Chinese man to serve US prison term in military hacking case

Su Bin was charged with taking part in a years-long scheme by Chinese military officers to obtain sensitive military information.

Jul 14, 2016, 09:29 AM IST

Grave robber in China sentenced to death

Today's ruling given by Chaoyang City Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning Province sentenced 22 members of the gang.

Apr 14, 2016, 20:01 PM IST

Kirpal Singh's family wants his body back from Pakistan for last rites

The family of Kirpal Singh, an Indian prisoner who has died at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Pakistan, has urged the authorities to send his body home for last rites.

Apr 12, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Shift Hardik Patel to another prison: Surat jail officials to Court

Authorities of Lajpore jail want their high-profile inmate Hardik Patel, the Patel quota agitation leader, to be shifted to another prison because of his "uncivilised behaviour" and recovery of mobile phones and other items from his possession that they said posed "threat" to security of the facility here.

Mar 16, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

The Argentine is alleged to have failed to declare over 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million, £1.1 million) in 2011 and 2012 made through his image rights.

Jan 21, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

Kerala prison to have exclusive third gender block

In a first, a block exclusively to house transgenders is coming up in a high security prison in Thrissur in an effort to protect their privacy and human rights.

Oct 12, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Skill training school to be started at prison in Kerala

With the twin objectives of weaning the inmates away from criminal activities and providing them a skill for their future livelihood, the central prison here will converted into a skill training school.

Sep 27, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Sweden coping with refugee inflow, may use prisons as housing

Sweden could use empty prisons and army barracks as emergency shelter for record numbers of refugees arriving in the Nordic country, the government said on Friday.

Sep 25, 2015, 20:37 PM IST