Prisons

  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain 6 days ago

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 2013-14 increased by 64 per cent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday. The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) on Thursday issued the annual report (2013-14), saying there were 90 apparently self-inflicted...
  • Guantanamo 'a living grave' for dozens cleared to leave September 10, 2014

    Washington: After more than a decade held without charge, dozens of Guantanamo detainees ought to have sight of freedom, but hard-won deals for their release are languishing awaiting a final Pentagon signature. Some 79 of the 149 prisoners still incarcerated at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, southern Cuba, have...
  • 486 undertrials released from two prisons in Salem September 7, 2014

    Salem: A total of 486 undertrials were released at the annual prison adalats held in prisons in the two towns, police said. In Salem, 455 undertrials, arrested for petty offences, were released from Central prison and a fine of Rs 1.96 lakh collected from them, a District Legal Services Secretary K...
  • Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates run a restaurant, serve mouth-watering dishes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that one's good conduct pays in the long run and that is what is exactly being experienced by Tihar Jail prisoners, some of whom have been given a chance to interact with the public. Located on the Jail Road in west Delhi...
  • Free all undertrials who have served over half of their sentence, orders Supreme Court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of all undertrials who have served over half of the maximum punishment for the crime for which they have been charged with. The court also asked district judges to visit jails once in a week for two months in their respective...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings August 25, 2014

    Geneva: The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot August 25, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Undertrial prisoner escapes from court premises August 13, 2014

    An undertrial on Tuesday escaped from court premises while being taken to lockup, police said here. Faizan alias Anshu (25), who was arrested in connection with a loot incident in October 2009, was on Tuesday produced in the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, inspector K K Yadav said. He said Anshu escaped while...
  • Clash between prisoners, cops leaves 17 injured in Sitamarhi jail August 11, 2014

    Tension prevailed following clashes between officials and prisoners in a Bihar jail that left at least 17 people injured. Later, the jail superintendent was transferred. At least 12 prisoners and five police officials were injured in the clashes late Saturday in the prison in Sitamarhi district, officials said. Bihar IG Prisons Prem...
  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at US prison July 31, 2014

    Columbia: Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak phones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison. Officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. At the site, Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens says...
  • Wife's plea to release her husband, a prisoners of war July 28, 2014

    Nirmal Kaur's husband was taken as a prisoner of war in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. ...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail July 26, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • MISA prisoners to get pension of Rs 12,000 per month: Raje July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced that all MISA prisoners held in the jails during emergency would get a monthly pension of Rs 12,000 from January this year. Raje, while defending her budgetary provisions, said the previous Congress government had stopped the pension but the present BJP regime will...
  • Prisoner escapes from police custody while being shifted to hospital, five cops suspended July 15, 2014

    An under-trial prisoner escaped on Tuesday from police custody while being shifted to hospital, following which the five policemen on duty were suspended. The kidnap accused, Saddam Hussain (22), escaped from the custody when policemen were shifting him from Raigarh district hospital to Bilaspur for further treatment, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of...
  • Uncertainity over release of Bangalore blast accused Madani continues July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The uncertainty over the release of the Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani on one month bail continues. After the Supreme Court granted him one month bail, his family and lawyers approached the Central Prison in Bangalore seeking his release. Since he is still awaiting the cancelling order of...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India July 4, 2014

    Lahore: Nine Pakistani prisoners, including five fishermen, were on Friday handed over by Indian authorities to Pakistani para military officials at the Wagah Border. The Punjab Rangers recorded the statements of the prisoners before handing them over to Edhi Welfare Foundation. Five of the prisoners are fishermen while the others are...
  • Delhi jails to get hi-tech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hi-tech security systems will soon be installed in three prisons in Delhi, including the Tihar Jail complex, to ensure that surgical blades and other prohibited items are not smuggled inside, the government said on Sunday. "To improve and strengthen the security system in Delhi's prisons at Tihar, Rohini district...
  • 71 prisoners killed in attack in Iraq June 23, 2014

    Baghdad: At least 71 prisoners were killed on Monday when militants attacked a bus convoy transferring them to another jail in Iraq's Babil province, a police source said. The gunmen attacked a convoy of buses carrying dozens of inmates from a prison which were escorted by the army unit of al-Aqrab...
  • Prisons made smoking-free zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smoking-free zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • French 'female Hannibal Lecter' cooked husband's heart June 20, 2014

    Nancy: A 71-year-old Frenchwoman is to undergo psychiatric testing after killing her husband and cooking his heart, nose and genitals. A judicial source said the woman was arrested on May 22 in the northern French town of Longwy, describing her as "the female Hannibal Lecter", after the fictional cannibal in...
  • Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta's 2-year prison begins June 18, 2014

    New York: Rajat Gupta, a one-time poster boy of Indians in America and former Goldman Sachs Director, on Tuesday began his two-year prison sentence after fighting a protracted legal battle to clear his name in one of the biggest insider trading schemes in US history. 65-year-old Gupta, once regarded as among...
  • Accused of murder, 4 prisoners escape from Buxar jail June 14, 2014

    Four prisoners accused of the murder of an under-trial on Friday escaped from the Buxar sub-jail and a manhunt has been launched to nab them. "We are trying to find out whether they fled by climbing the prison wall or simply walked out of the gates," Jail Superintendent Dev Kishun Singh...
  • Five undertrial prisoners escape from court June 3, 2014

    Five undertrial prisoners escaped on Tuesday from a court in Bihar's Jamui district, police said. Jamui Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said the five prisoners had been brought to the district civil court for a hearing. "As per the preliminary inquiry into the incident, it was found that they fled through a...
  • US defends swap of its captive soldier Bowe Bergdahl with Taliban, critics outraged June 2, 2014

    Washington: Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the US should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners. US officials said on Sunday that Bergdahl's health...
  • Fatehgarh Jail superintendent suspended over clashes inside prison May 29, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday suspended Fatehgarh Jail superintendent in connection with a brawl that occurred in jail after the death of an inmate two weeks ago. Kailash Chandra has been suspended in connection with the May 17 incident, Deputy Inspector General, Jail Sharad Kulshresth told reporters.  Earlier, on May...
  • New scheme for children of prisoners May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A new scheme for providing financial assistance to children of prisoners has been approved by Delhi government. The new scheme was approved by the Finance Department recently, said Director of Women and Child Development, Saumya Gupta. Gupta said that under the new scheme, a fixed amount of money would...
  • Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years in prison May 21, 2014

    An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday's hearing in Cairo, Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each. The Mubaraks were convicted...
  • Farrukhabad Jailer, Deputy Jailer suspended over death of jail inmate May 20, 2014

    The Jailer and Deputy Jailer of Farrukhabad district jail have been suspended in connection with the brawl over the death of an inmate apparently due to absence of medical aid. While Jailer Suresh Chandra Mishra and Deputy Jailer Rajesh Rai were suspended, nine guards were transferred following the violence in the...