PRISONER

  • Russia to launch Europe's largest prison 2 days ago

    Saint Petersburg: Russia will launch Europe's biggest prison in 2015 to replace one of its most notorious jails that once held revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Soviet-era dissidents, prison authorities said on Friday. The mammoth new facility in a suburb of Russian's second city Saint Petersburg will have a capacity to house...
  • One kidnapper, five rapists executed in Afghanistan October 8, 2014

    Kabul: The Afghan government executed by hanging the leader of a kidnappers' ring and five rapists in Kabul's central jail, the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on Wednesday. "The kidnappers' ring leader Khalid, nicknamed Habib Istalif, and five rapists were hanged on the gallows in the compound of Pul-e-Charkhi prison," a police official, who...
  • Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners October 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar on Tuesday pledged to release thousands of prisoners a month before a Southeast Asian summit, which US President Barack Obama and other leaders from outside the region are expected to attend. President Thein Sein pardoned 3,073 prisoners for the sake of "peace and stability" and "the rule of law",...
  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa keeping good health; no need for any panic: Official October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who is lodged in Parapana Agrahara prison after being convicted in an illegal assets case is keeping good health and there was no need for any panic, a top Karnataka police official said on Saturday. "I appeal to the people of...
  • US judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay videotapes October 4, 2014

    Washington: A US judge on Saturday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive. Numerous news media outlets, including The Associated Press, asked the...
  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa not unwell, says Bangalore Police Commissioner September 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has denied reports of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's ill health. Speaking to reporters, Reddi said, "We usually write to a couple of government hospitals routinely when there is a Z+ security person in city, to keep ward ready...
  • Jayalalithaa allotted VVIP cell number 23 in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara September 28, 2014

    Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has been allotted VVIP cell number 23 in the Central Prison. Jayalalithaa took a stroll within the jail premises at 5:30 on Sunday morning. AIADMK supporters were refused permission to meet Jayalalithaa on Sunday. ...
  • US calls for North Korea to shut 'evil' prison camps September 24, 2014

    New York: US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for North Korea to shut down its "evil system" of prison camps. Kerry spoke at a gathering of foreign officials and activists on Tuesday to draw attention to the findings of a UN commission of inquiry that in February concluded that...
  • SC fiat to government on POWs in Pakistan jails September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a...
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a fresh...
  • Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A 27yearold inmate of Tihar jail died under mysterious circumstances hours before he was to be released on bail, the fifth death in a fortnight, with family alleging foul play. Rinku Juneja, an undertrial who was recently sent to the jail, was granted bail last evening and was...
  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain September 12, 2014

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 201314 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 (201314), saying there were 90 apparently selfinflicted...
  • 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 hardwon 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 mouthwatering 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 LashkareToiba 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 10, 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 maximumsecurity 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 IndiaPakistan 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 undertrial 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 hitech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitech 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...