Recent News Headlines : Prison

VENEZUELA RIVALS TRADE BLAME AFTER JAIL SHOOTOUT KILLS 37


Reverol said the forces were met by prisoners using long firearms and grenades... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

HONG KONG PROTESTS: LEADERS OF 2014 PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATIONS SENT TO PRISON


We love Hong Kong, he said into a microphone as a rival, pro-Beijing protester chanted, also on a microphone, nearby... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 56

AT LEAST 37 DIE IN PRISON RIOT IN SOUTHERN VENEZUELA


So some 33,000 convicted prisoners were being kept in preventative centers like the one in Puerto Ayacucho, alongside people awaiting trial, Nieto said... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

DOZENS KILLED IN GUN BATTLE AT VENEZUELAN PRISON


Fighting erupted between inmates and security forces in the prison in the city of Puerto Ayacucho, in Amazonas state... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 552

KIM JONG-UN 'NO LONGER SEEN AS GOD' AS WORSHIPPING NORTH KOREANS 'PLACE THEIR FAITH ELSEWHERE'


Those claims were backed up by a North Korean defector who is now a member of the Seoul-based Worldwide Coalition to Stop Genocide in North Korea... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 2200

BALI NINE RENAE LAWRENCE, OTHER AUSTRALIANS RECOMMENDED FOR SENTENCE CUT


Davidson escaped from Kerobokan jail via a waste tunnel in late June with just 10 weeks left of his 12-month jail sentence for using another man's passport... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 167

CANADIAN PASTOR FREED FROM NORTH KOREA WILL ATTEND CHURCH IN MISSISSAUGA SUNDAY


A Canadian pastor released from prison in North Korea this week is planning to attend a church service in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 351

ON THIS DAY IN 1934: THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS PRISON WELCOMES ITS FIRST INMATES


In 1933, the military gave the island to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, who converted it into a maximum-security minimum-privilege federal facility... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 12

UN TELLS DUBLIN TO RE-WRITE PROPOSED LAWS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


The Department of Justice told the committee during last month's hearings that it considering the possibility of amending the Domestic Violence Bill... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 82

'SOME PRISONERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SKYPE FAMILY,' SAYS REVIEW


Lord Farmer's findings also show that there is little respect for family ties when prisoner locations are determined... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 356

SING SING: PRISON CHOIR CONNECTS LOCAL EMPLOYERS TO FORMER OFFENDERS


Pilot scheme at HMP Birmingham prepares prisoners for jobs and urges employers to see the potential of untapped workforce... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 715

I ENTERED THE PRISON SYSTEM 60 YEARS AGO. IT'S NEVER BEEN SO CHAOTIC AND DANGEROUS


Clearly, the sensible thing to do with a failing, bloated prison system is to lock more people into it... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 1476

OPPOSITION LEADER FREED FROM VENEZUELA JAIL AND PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST


Supporters say it will pacify a country rocked by violent protests... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 0

VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER LEOPOLDO LOPEZ MOVED FROM PRISON TO HOUSE ARREST


Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned to house arrest Saturday after being detained in military prison for four days, his wife Lilian Ti... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 1

AMANDA KNOX: WOMAN IN TEXTING SUICIDE CASE DESERVES SYMPATHY


In an op-ed published Thursday in the Los Angeles Times, Knox wrote that Michelle Carter deserves sympathy and help, not a jail sentence... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 767

JAILED VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER RETURNS HOME


Opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez was also hauled back to jail for the same reason... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 0

PEANUT BUTTER JAILBREAK REALLY NOT AS NUTTY AS IT SOUNDS


MIAMI -- Using peanut butter to escape from the Walker County Jail in Alabama isn't as crazy as it sounds... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 0

CANADAS JAILHOUSE SECRET: LEGALLY INNOCENT PRISONERS ARE DYING


While the growing population of prisoners awaiting trial has been well documented, the disproportionate death toll in provincial jails has not... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 2981

ONE OF SYRIA'S BEST-KNOWN DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS HAS BEEN EXECUTED


His death is a grim reminder of the horrors that take place in Syrian prisons every day... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 11789

PRISONS IN CRISIS DUE TO 'PERVERSE' GOVERNMENT OVERHAUL


This week we have seen riots in The Mount and Erlestoke Prisons... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 448

VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT SAYS NEW ASSEMBLY TO CONVENE SOON


The French, British, Spanish and Mexican ambassadors to Venezuela visited the opposition-controlled National Assembly to meet with legislators as a show of support Tuesday... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 31

VENEZUELA JAILS OPPOSITION LEADERS IN NEW CRACKDOWN ON OPPONENTS


We express our solidarity with Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma and other political prisoners in Venezuela, Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Twitter... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 4

TRUMP WARNS MADURO OVER JAILED OPPONENTS


The two opposition leaders were taken to Ramo Verde military prison... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 289

OPPOSITION LEADERS LOPEZ AND LEDEZMA SENT TO JAIL


The opposition has accused Maduro of corruption and economic mismanagement for Venezuela's woes... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 759

VENEZUELA SENDS TWO TOP OPPOSITION LEADERS BACK TO JAIL


AFP File Leopoldo LOPEZ, EVARISTO SA Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez L and Antonio Ledezma... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 0

VENEZUELA SENDS TWO TOP OPPOSITION LEADERS BACK TO JAIL


AFP File Leopoldo LOPEZ, EVARISTO SA Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez L and Antonio Ledezma... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 0

VENEZUELA OPPOSITION LEADERS TAKEN FROM HOMES OVERNIGHT, FAMILIES SAY


Leopoldo lopez and antonio ledezma were both serving house arrest... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 1990

RIOT OFFICERS SENT TO DEAL WITH INCIDENT AT HERTFORDSHIRE PRISON


A spokeswoman said Specially trained staff are working to resolve an incident involving a number of prisoners at HMP The Mount... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 175

A VICTIM A LAWMAKER A JUDGE VOICES IN JUVIE REFORM DEBATE


She also came to know a former gang member who was convicted of murder at 15, spent about 13 years in prison and turned his life around... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 5

COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF 7 SUSPECTS IN CUMHURIYET TRIAL


The trial in Istanbul of 17 writers, cartoonists and executives from Cumhuriyet Republic on terror charges... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 389

Trending News Headlines : Prison

HOW JEFF SESSIONS WANTS TO BRING BACK THE WAR ON DRUGS


Prosecutors then threatened them with long prison sentences to flip them to give up information about their superiors... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 58116

DETROIT DOCTOR JUMANA NAGARWALA FACES LIFE IN JAIL


Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 17501

OUTRAGE AFTER RAPIST JAILED WITH VICTIM


Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley has apologised to the woman's family and ordered an investigation... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 11471

WOMAN ARRESTED IN MUSKRAT FALLS PROTEST MOVED TO MEN'S PRISON IN ST. JOHN'S


Beatrice Hunter was taken into custody Monday, after she told the court she would not promise to stay away from the Muskrat Falls construction site... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 9460

WAR MACHINE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR ATTACK ON PORN STAR EX-GIRLFRIEND


Prosecutors said the Koppenhaver beat Mack, 25, for nearly two hours during the August 2014 attack before she was able to escape and get help... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 8259

JAKARTA'S CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR JAILED FOR TWO YEARS FOR BLASPHEMY


The five-judge panel at the Jakarta court found Purnama guilty of blasphemy after a months-long trial... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 6092

A MAN PLAYED 'POKEMON GO' IN A RUSSIAN CHURCH. HE MAY SPEND 3 1/2 YEARS IN PRISON FOR IT.


Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger who played Pokemon Go on his phone in a church, attends a hearing at a court in Yekaterinburg on March 13... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 5926

A COURT FEARED A SEX ASSAULT VICTIM WOULDN'T TESTIFY. SO SHE WAS JAILED WITH HER ATTACKER.


After a weekend in jail, the woman arrived back at court the next Monday in handcuffs, which were removed, and shackles, which remained on all day... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 3405

MENTALLY ILL MAN SET TO DIE IN ARKANSAS 'CONVEYOR BELT' EXECUTIONS


Later, after he was put on death row in Arkansas, he was observed to be a loner who lived in almost total isolation... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 3060

'I'M HAPPY PROVING EVERYONE WRONG': DYLAN VOLLER BAIL RELAXED FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR


Voller's supervision conditions were changed to allow him to occasionally spend the night at his brother's house in Alice Springs while transitioning out of BushMob... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 2831

US INMATES WHO SAVED GUARD'S LIFE TO HAVE SENTENCES CUT


Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the Georgia prisoners, who all have committed minor crimes, would each have their sentences shortened by 25 percent ... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2568

INMATE SUSPECTED IN SLAYING OF WARDEN'S DAUGHTER


CT Thursday, after 39-year-old Deltra Henderson was determined missing fromA David Wade Correctional CenterA inA Homer, in north-central Louisiana's Claiborne Parish, state correctional authorities said... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 2249

DYLAN VOLLER: LIFE OUTSIDE AFTER A DECADE BEHIND BARS


I think about it pretty much all the time, Dylan Voller says as he looks down to the ground... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 2236

JEFF SESSIONS HAS TOLD JUDGES TO SEND PEOPLE TO JAIL FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE FOR DRUG OFFENCES


Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal judges to pursue the maximum punishment for drug offences, in a sweeping rollback of Obama-era criminal justice policies... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 2005

'DUMB ON CRIME?': WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S DRUG WAR COULD CAUSE 'GRATUITOUS SUFFERING'


Although numbers declined by fewer than 8,000 people, or 0.5 per cent of the total prison system population of 1.6 million, it was still viewed as progress... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 1721

ADELAIDE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH NEARLY 6 KILOS OF COCAINE IN COLOMBIA


A young Adelaide woman has been arrested in Colombia after allegedly being caught with cocaine in her luggage at the airport... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 1685

US JUDGE GRANTS ASYLUM TO SINGAPORE TEEN BLOGGER


Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 1545

COSTA CONCORDIA CAPTAIN HANDS HIMSELF INTO PRISON


Francesco schettino the captain who refused to return to ship... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 1340

SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM IN PRISONS HIT WORST EVER LEVELS


NAO chief Sir Amyas Morse said Improving the mental health of those in prison will require a step change in effort and resources... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1278

BURN VICTIM ATTACKED BY EX-BOYFRIEND DIES AFTER 52 SURGERIES


Judy Malinowski was set ablaze by Michael Slager following a fight at a gas station in Gahanna, outside Columbus, in 2015... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 975

FIANNA FAIL WILL VOTE AGAINST MARY MITCHELL O'CONNOR'S SUPER JUNIOR APPOINTMENT


The two current super junior ministers are Paul Kehoe and Finian McGrath... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 957

THE TORTURE SURVIVORS SUING THE SYRIAN REGIME


In May 2006, al-Bunni and a number of other human rights activists were arrested after signing the Beirut-Damascus Declaration, which called for normalizing Lebanese-Syrian relations... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 940

'THERE NEEDS TO BE A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION', VOLLER GIVES FIRST INTERVIEW AFTER ROYAL COMMISSION


"I think (some) people shouldn't be working with young people and shouldn't be working with government organisations unless they get the appropriate training," he said... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 922

EGYPT JAILS SCORES FOR LIFE OVER 2011 PROTESTS


The clashes in December 2011 broke out near the cabinet and parliament buildings in the Egyptian capital months after the Arab Spring uprising that ousted Mubarak... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 873

JAKARTA'S EX GOVERNOR AHOK DROPS BLASPHEMY APPEAL


The former Christian governor of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, has withdrawn an appeal against a two-year jail sentence for insulting Islam, according to his family and lawyers... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 847

IRAN DETAINS ROUHANI'S BROTHER ON FINANCIAL CHARGES


The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been detained on financial crime charges, the judiciary has announced... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 846

PRISON GUARDS KILL INMATES AFTER JAILBREAK IN LAE


Buimo is the same prison where police shot dead 12 inmates during a jailbreak last year... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 777

FEDERAL PRISONS KEEPING MENTALLY ILL IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR LONG STRETCHES OF TIME, NEW REPORT SAYS


Yet an internal Bureau of Prison study suggested that about 19 percent of federal inmates had a history of mental illness, the report said... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 732

FROM FRONTLINE PUBLIC SERVICE TO PARLIAMENT - MEET THE CANDIDATES


I want the public sector to be more proactive, to improve people's lives... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 682

SECOND DAY OF MEXICAN PRISON RIOT LEAVES TWO DEAD


In February 2016, 49 people were killed in a massive gang fight in the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 677


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