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Nineteen prisoners attempt group suicide in Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nineteen inmates of a correctional facility in Russia's eastern Siberian republic of Yakutia have attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins, the regional prosecutor's ... Read more...

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Norway to build separate psychiatric ward for Breivik


June 29th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway's Health Directorate has ordered the construction of a separate psychiatric ward inside Oslo's Ila prison for self-confessed mass killer Anders Breivik if he is ... Read more...

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Tihar undertrial alleges assault, sexual abuse


June 17th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Tihar undertrial has accused a jail official and two wardens of assault and two fellow inmates of sexual abuse, a police officer said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Tainted godman Nityananda freed on bail (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Tainted godman Swami Nityananda, who has been accused by at least five former women devotees of sexually abusing them in his ashram, walked free out of ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 madness reaches Bengal prison cells


June 13th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) The fervour surrounding the ongoing Euro Cup 2012 has reached prisons of West Bengal and authorities have given their nod to soccer-mad jailbirds' fervent pleas ... Read more...

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Fearing death, Pakistani doctor refuses to eat prison meals


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities ... Read more...

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Tamil prisoners on hunger strike in Sri Lanka


May 21st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) A total of 234 Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka, most of them former Tamil Tiger rebels, are on a hunger strike the past five days here, ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa orders release of jailed ex-army chief


May 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka and authorised his release, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.Bandula Jayasekera said the document ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Jagir Kaur’s VIP treatment in jail


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After treating her as a VIP inmate instead of as a convicted criminal, prison authorities in Punjab Tuesday ordered a probe into the preferential treatment ... Read more...

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Mexico plans to build eight prisons


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico plans to build eight new federal correctional facilities this year capable of housing 47,000 highly dangerous prisoners following last weekend's massacre of 44 inmates ... Read more...

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Prison authorities told to compensate ill-treated prisoners


January 31st, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission recommended that the Uttar Pradesh government should pay Rs.25,000 each to three prisoners who were ill-treated by the prison authorities ... Read more...

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Manhunt launched after 8 escape from Haryana jail


January 18th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Haryana Police Wednesday launched a manhunt in the state and neighbouring areas after eight inmates, all of them accused of heinous crimes like murder, escaped from ... Read more...

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Sowing seeds of change in jail premises


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Aiming to generate income and also improve the landscape within prison premises, the government has decided to use large tracts of land in Indian jails ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi to leave Tihar in evening


November 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Jailed DMK MP Kanimozhi will leave Tihar Jail Tuesday evening, a day after she was granted bail by the Delhi High Court in the 2G ... Read more...

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Kayani refused to take away Lakhvi’s mobile: report


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani rejected a US request to take away the cell phone Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Sobhraj’s mom-in-law shocked by ‘Bigg Boss’ sex query


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 3 (IANS) When Nihita Biswas Sobhraj made entertainment history Monday night by becoming the first contestant from Nepal to take part in Indian TV channel Color's reality show ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi killing convict couple meet in Vellore jail


September 10th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Saturday met her husband Sriharan alias Murugan who is on death ... Read more...

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Gandhi accused Nalini breaks down


September 7th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Wednesday broke down as she was shifted back to Vellore jail ... Read more...

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$272,000 donated for prisoners’ release in Dubai


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) An Emirati citizen's donation of one million dirhams (over $272,000) during Ramadan is likely to earn a number of prisoners their freedom in Dubai.The citizen, who ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Private firm promoter surrenders


August 20th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A promoter of a private company accused of financial irregularities in the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) preparations surrendered before a CBI court here Saturday.Hyderabad-based entrepreneur ... Read more...

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Hazare unlikely face of impassioned people’s movement: NYT


August 19th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare is the "the unlikely face of an impassioned people's movement in India", said the New York Times.An NYT report described 74-year-old Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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High court asks Tihar to consider Balwa’s plea for iPad


June 8th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Tihar Jail authorities to look into a request from 2G spectrum allocation scam accused Asif Balwa, who is in ... Read more...

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2G scam: Asif Balwa’s request for iPad refused (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused a request from 2G scam accused Asif Balwa for an iPad, taking note of the report from Tihar jail ... Read more...

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Court denies iPad to Asif Balwa


May 27th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused a request from Asif Balwa, who is lodged in the Tihar jail in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, ... Read more...

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After mobile seizure, 2G accused shifted to another jail


May 23rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three days after the Tihar prison authorities seized a high-end mobile phone from Rajiv Agarwal, an accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, he ... Read more...

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14 die in fire at Mexican prison


May 21st, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), May 21 (IANS/EFE) Fourteen prisoners were killed and 35 injured in a fire at a prison in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, authorities said Friday.The blaze ... Read more...

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Tihar inmates receive job offers, courtesy IGNOU


April 21st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Siddharth Jaitley, 29, was convicted of kidnapping and murder three years ago and sent to the Tihar Jail here. But instead of that being the ... Read more...

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Timeline of Binayak Sen case


April 15th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the Binayak Sen case:May 14, 2007: Binayak Sen arrested in Bilaspur on charges of carrying messages between Piyush Guha, ... Read more...

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Meerut jail inmates become self-reliant by making garments


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), March 31 (IANS) In a bid to generate employment behind the bars, the prison authorities here have joined hands with garments manufacturers who would now hire jail ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis on hunger strike over ’substandard food’ in Pak prison


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Raymond Davis, who is facing double murder charges in Pakistan, has gone on a hunger strike in a Lahore prison to protest against "substandard food" being given to him ... Read more...

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Jail launches self-employment training for inmates


February 18th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 18 (IANS) In an attempt to make jail inmates self-employed, the prison authorities in this Uttar Oradesh city have tied up with a multi-business conglomerate for training them ... Read more...

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Jose Agostinho Pereira the Brazilian Joseph Fritzl killed in a prison riot


February 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sao Paulo, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 55-year-old Brazilian who was convicted of fathering seven children with his daughter has been killed in a prison riot.José Agostinho Pereira who was popularly known ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen case - A timeline


February 10th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 10 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the Binayak Sen case:May 14, 2007: Binayak Sen arrested in Bilaspur on charges of carrying messages between Piyush Guha, a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi TV channel stopped from broadcasting ‘hangman’ series


December 29th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A Bangladeshi television channel has been ordered to stop broadcasting interviews with the country's most famous hangman over fears that it could frighten children.The BBC quoted the ... Read more...

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Chile’s prisons are like garbage cans: official


December 27th, 2010 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) An official of Chile's Catholic Church has said jails in the country are like "garbage cans", referring to the overcrowded conditions in most of them."Our prisons are perfect ... Read more...

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