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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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Russia to crack down on prisoners’ mobile phones


August 7th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) Russian authorities are considering tougher punishment, including extra prison time, for inmates who use mobile phones, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.According to the Izvestia daily, an official ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh confesses being a spy


June 28th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Minutes after stepping on home soil after spending over 30 years in Pakistani jails, Surjeet Singh admitted that he was a Indian spy sent to ... Read more...

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Surjeet freed but reaches Wagah in handcuffs (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wagah (Pakistan), June 28 (IANS) He may have been officially released from jail Thursday morning but when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh alighted from the prison van at the Wagah border ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees 311 Indian prisoners


June 27th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's fate may have plunged into further uncertainity, but India still has some reason to cheer. Pakistan Wednesday freed 311 Indian ... Read more...

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Mubarak in coma but not clinically dead (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 20 (IANS) Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing protesters, has gone into coma and put on life support, but was ... 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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Mubarak’s health deteriorates in prison


June 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 6 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak severely deteriorated Wednesday, his fifth day in Cairo's Torah prison, and he was put on the ventilator five ... Read more...

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Hosni Mubarak’s health is deteriorating


June 6th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has declined since he received a life sentence from Egypts’ courts, according to security officials at Torah prison in ... Read more...

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French officials to boycott Euro matches in Ukraine


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Barely a week before the kick-off of the Euro 2012 championships, officials of the French government have decided to boycott matches in Ukraine because of a ... Read more...

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Costa Rican court rules male inmate can wear women’s clothes


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, May 7 (IANS/EFE) The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that ... Read more...

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Dutch government threatens to boycott Euro 2012


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 2 (IANS) Dutch government officials and the royal family said they would not attend Euro 2012 Football Championships in Ukraine if the condition of imprisoned former prime ... Read more...

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Convict pays bribe to escape prison on chopper


April 4th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A convict who fled a prison in Russia on a helicopter bought himself the opportunity with a bribe of 10,000 rubles (around $340), prosecutors said.Prison ... Read more...

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Raja Bhaiya inspects Lucknow jail, pulls up staff


March 24th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Facing as many as three incidents of jail riots in different parts of Uttar Pradesh in the last fortnight, state Jails Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka ... Read more...

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Jail riot in UP after prisoner’s death


March 21st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Two jail officials were critically injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district when prisoners, outraged over the death of a 22-year-old inmate following alleged medical negligence, attacked ... Read more...

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Indian prisoners in Colombo feel betrayed by Delhi


March 15th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Amid allegations of Indian indifference towards Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian prisoners serving long sentences in Colombo's main prison say they feel badly let down by ... Read more...

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29 prison personnel held over Mexico massacre


February 24th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Three prison officials and 26 guards at the Apodaca state penitentiary in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon are being held in preventive detention ... 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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Thomas Kelley escapes from San Diego prison by stealing a fire engine


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a straight-from-the-script adventure, a prisoner escaped by stealing a fire engine. Prison officials at the San Diego jail says the inmate escaped when he stole ... Read more...

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Spoiled convicts of Britain


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Prison officials at one of Britains's busiest jails are faced with a strange situation. They are being literally bombarded with thousands of trivial complaints by ... Read more...

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Top Maoists seek NHRC clearance to donate bodies


October 7th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 7 (IANS) Two top jailed Maoist leaders in Bihar have urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to let them donate their bodies for medical research to a ... Read more...

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Undertrial commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh prison


September 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) An undertrial accused of rape allegedly committed suicide in a district jail in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday.Rajiv Kumar, 22, was found hanging from a tree ... Read more...

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Two top Maoist leaders offer to donate their bodies


September 16th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) Two top jailed Maoist leaders in Bihar have offered to donate their bodies for medical research to a hospital in West Bengal, prison officials said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Jail authorities submit Amar Singh’s medical record


September 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tihar jail authorities Friday submitted a medical record of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh before a Delhi court, saying he is stable and ... 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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Amar Singh keeping to himself in Tihar Jail


September 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Known for hogging the limelight, Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh is maintaining a low profile and keeping to himself in Tihar Jail, prison officials ... Read more...

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At least 3 killed in southern Thailand prison riot


September 5th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by BNO News
PATTANI, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least three people were killed on Monday morning when a prison riot broke out in the southern region of Thailand, officials were quoted as saying by ... Read more...

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Tihar officials relieved, praise Anna


August 19th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Officials at the Tihar Jail were a relieved lot Friday as a fasting Anna Hazare finally left the premises after four days. But they were ... Read more...

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70 rioting prisoners surrender


July 17th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) At least 70 prisoners in a Pakistani jail have surrendered, a day after they went on a rampage to block their shifting to other prisons, Geo ... Read more...

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Brazil approves conjugal visits for gay inmates


July 5th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Gay prisoners who register their respective partner or companion with prison officials will have the right to receive them for conjugal visits in ... Read more...

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Five suspended for medical officer’s death in jail (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Five prison officials here were suspended Thursday a day after deputy chief medical officer Y.S. Sachan, arrested for his two seniors' killing, was found dead ... Read more...

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Rights panel seeks report on doctor’s murder in Bihar jail


June 4th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Bihar government over the brutal murder of a doctor by jail inmates last week ... Read more...

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Transgender prisoner in US wants sex-change operation to prevent rape


April 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Apr 21 (ANI): A transgender prisoner has made a legal appeal for a sex-change operation, saying that she is harassed and sexually assaulted by male prisoners.Lyralisa Stevens, 42, who was ... Read more...

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Christian blasphemy convict dies under mysterious circumstances in Pak jail


March 16th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 16(ANI): A Christian serving a life sentence in Pakistan on blasphemy charges has died under mysterious circumstances in Karachi's central jail.Officials say that Qamar David, who was convicted of making ... Read more...

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