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The Sangrur District Jail superintendent Balwinder Singh, his deputy Amar Singh and warder Gurpartap Singh were booked for giving facilities to prisoners after taking bribe.(HT file photo)

Sangrur jail superintendent, his deputy and warder booked for taking bribe to keep two inmates out of prison

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Trio helped the prisoners by prolonging their stay outside the jail on the basis of false health reports despite them having completed their Covid-19 isolation period.
Investigators said the man, who was arrested after remaining on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well.(Getty Images/Vetta)
Investigators said the man, who was arrested after remaining on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well.(Getty Images/Vetta)

Man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Special public prosecutor Mahaveer Krishnawat said judge LD Kiradu sentenced the convict to life in prison till his last breath.
More than 25 cases of drugs, theft, and robbery were registered against the deceased. He had attempted suicide earlier too in prison, said deputy superintendent of police Sultan Singh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
More than 25 cases of drugs, theft, and robbery were registered against the deceased. He had attempted suicide earlier too in prison, said deputy superintendent of police Sultan Singh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ambala man arrested in drugs case commits suicide in police custody

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 01:15 AM IST
He was arrested in a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and was under the custody of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA-1)
With a prison population of over four lakhs, and new admissions every day, even decongesting prisons is not enough. It is time we focus on the conditions prevalent inside prisons(REUTERS)
With a prison population of over four lakhs, and new admissions every day, even decongesting prisons is not enough. It is time we focus on the conditions prevalent inside prisons(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Ensure prisons do not turn into a fertile ground for the virus

By Vijay Raghavan and Madhurima Dhanuka
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Our prisons are overcrowded, with even basic facilities needed for washing and cleaning being grossly inadequate. This must be addressed on an urgent basis
The dead men were among a group of 58 suspects captured during a major army operation around Lake Chad launched by President Idriss Deby Itno at the end of March.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
The dead men were among a group of 58 suspects captured during a major army operation around Lake Chad launched by President Idriss Deby Itno at the end of March.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

44 suspected members of Boko Haram found dead in Chad prison: Report

N’Djamena, Chad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 07:19 AM IST
An autopsy carried out on four of the dead prisoners revealed traces of a lethal substance that had caused heart attacks in some of the victims and severe asphyxiation in the others, he said.
Officials and inmates wear masks made in Jaipur jail.(File Photo)
Officials and inmates wear masks made in Jaipur jail.(File Photo)

After masks and sanitiser, prisons dept sells kits made by inmates

Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Deputy inspector general (DIG), prisons, Vikas Kumar said that 380 inmates of Jaipur jail have been making protection kits in the last 10 days.
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Warder in soup for carrying phone inside prison

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Earlier on October 13, an assistant superintendent Jaswinder Singh Randhawa, warder Surjeet Singh and head constable Ravinder Singh were suspended after three inmates were caught using mobile inside cell block, which is a high-security block.
Over 1,000 Delhi prison inmates to get hospitality training. (Representational image)(HT file)
Over 1,000 Delhi prison inmates to get hospitality training. (Representational image)(HT file)

Hospitality training for over 1,000 Delhi prison inmates

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:07 AM IST
According to a senior prison official, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between the Prison Department and ‘Primerio’, an NGO, in September first week.
Nalini Sriharan convicted in the assassination case of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi outside the Vellore Central Prison.(FILE PHOTO.)
Nalini Sriharan convicted in the assassination case of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi outside the Vellore Central Prison.(FILE PHOTO.)

Nalini Sriharan returns to prison after 51-day parole

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:48 PM IST
She is back in prison after the Madras High Court rejected her plea for extension of parole till October 15.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he plans to spend as much as 2.5 billion pounds ($3 billion) building an extra 10,000 spaces in prisons.(Reuters File Photo)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he plans to spend as much as 2.5 billion pounds ($3 billion) building an extra 10,000 spaces in prisons.(Reuters File Photo)

UK PM Boris Johnson plans to spend $3 billion to create another 10,000 spaces in prisons

Bloomberg | By Jessica Shankleman
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 10:21 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a discussion in Downing Street on Monday to discuss improving the criminal justice system, with police chiefs, judges and prison bosses.
Authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.(Reuters Image)
Authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.(Reuters Image)

Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter

RIO DE JANEIRO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Rio’s state secretary of prison administration released photos showing da Silva in a silicon girl’s mask and long dark-haired wig, wearing tight jeans and a pink shirt with a cartoon image of donuts.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), chief Lalu Prasad.(HT Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), chief Lalu Prasad.(HT Photo)

Out of 19 months in prison, Lalu Prasad spends 17 in hospital

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 07:47 AM IST
The former Bihar chief minister has been serving jail term since December 23, 2017, after his conviction in three separate fodder scam cases one after another (he got bail this month in one of these cases).
MDMK general secretary Vaiko was on Friday sentenced to one year in jail by a special court in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai in connection with a sedition case filed against him in 2009.(ANI Twitter)
MDMK general secretary Vaiko was on Friday sentenced to one year in jail by a special court in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai in connection with a sedition case filed against him in 2009.(ANI Twitter)

Tamil Nadu court sentences MDMK chief Vaiko to 1 year in prison in sedition case

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:52 AM IST
The senior Tamil Nadu leader was found guilty under section 124 A (sedition) also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, reports said.
Fugitve diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Fugitve diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Nirav Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Nirav Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19 and has been in prison since.
Prisons were clearly designed, keeping in mind only male inmates. The concept of having women inmates, accompanied at times by their children, came at a much later stage. Prison authorities are yet to accept having a separate library for women inmates.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Prisons were clearly designed, keeping in mind only male inmates. The concept of having women inmates, accompanied at times by their children, came at a much later stage. Prison authorities are yet to accept having a separate library for women inmates.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

Prisons must do more to help their women inmates

By Vartika Nanda
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Once the punishment is accorded by the court of the law, the next step is healing. But where will that come from?
Pelosi prefers to see Trump lose the 2020 election and then face prosecution for his alleged crimes, the sources told a US media outlet.(REUTERS FILE)
Pelosi prefers to see Trump lose the 2020 election and then face prosecution for his alleged crimes, the sources told a US media outlet.(REUTERS FILE)

Donald Trump should be sent to prison, says US House speaker: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Pelosi, Trump’s political nemesis in Congress, has long stated she is not ready to proceed with what would be a deeply divisive impeachment action, and that she would prefer to see the president defeated at the ballot box next year.
Arjun was convicted in August 2016 for strangling her stepdaughter Ashdeep Kaur, who was left in her care.(Getty Images ( Representative image))
Arjun was convicted in August 2016 for strangling her stepdaughter Ashdeep Kaur, who was left in her care.(Getty Images ( Representative image))

Indian-origin woman gets 22 years in prison for strangling 9-year-old stepdaughter to death

New York, US | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Shamdai Arjun was convicted last month for strangling her nine-year-old stepdaughter to death in a bathtub.
At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said(AFP Photo)
At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said(AFP Photo)

In Brazil’s overpopulated prisons, 40 killed in gang clashes

Rio De Janeiro | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:39 AM IST
No guns or knives were used in the killings, which prison officials said appeared to have been sparked by a “rift between prisoners who belonged to the same criminal group and were involved in drug trafficking in the state.”
The entrance to Islas Marias federal prison at Isla Maria Madre in the Pacific Ocean, about 120 km off the coast of Nayarit state, Mexico.(AFP)
The entrance to Islas Marias federal prison at Isla Maria Madre in the Pacific Ocean, about 120 km off the coast of Nayarit state, Mexico.(AFP)

Welcome to the tropical prison that some don’t want to leave

Isla María Madre, Mexico | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 11:10 AM IST
In February, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close the prison, saying the islands -- known for their beauty and biodiversity -- should not be a testament to “punishment, torture and repression.”
Indian priest sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse in US (Representative Image)(HT File)
Indian priest sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse in US (Representative Image)(HT File)

Indian priest sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse in US

New York | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 06:37 AM IST
John Praveen, 38, pleaded guilty in February to sexually touching a 13-year-old girl in the Rapid City church, South Dakota over her clothes last year, Rapid City Journal newspaper reported.
Items found inside dead rats at Guys Marsh in Dorset, Britain.(Ministry of Justice via Reuters)
Items found inside dead rats at Guys Marsh in Dorset, Britain.(Ministry of Justice via Reuters)

UK prison guards smell a rat, find rodents stuffed with drugs, phones

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Guards at Guys Marsh prison in Dorset, southwest England, grew suspicious when they found the bodies of three rats with long stitches along their stomachs, officials said.
Teams of Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will be deployed in crowded local trains to identify those standing on footboards and blocking entry and exit of other passengers.(HT FILE)
Teams of Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel will be deployed in crowded local trains to identify those standing on footboards and blocking entry and exit of other passengers.(HT FILE)

Travelling on footboard of Mumbai’s locals may land you in prison for 3 years

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Central Railway cracks down on footboard travellers, hopes to reduce deaths
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington on May 23, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington on May 23, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Donald Trump’s ex-aide Paul Manafort sentenced to 43 months more in prison

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:05 PM IST
The sentence of 73 months in prison imposed by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington came six days after a different judge gave Manafort a lenient term of 47 months - just under four years - in prison in a separate case in Virginia.
In addition to the prison sentence and the USD 2.6 million restitution, he was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release.(Getty Images/)
In addition to the prison sentence and the USD 2.6 million restitution, he was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release.(Getty Images/)

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzlement in US

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Dinesh Shankar, 41 of San Jose, California was sentenced to 33 months in prison as a result of the mail fraud conviction for embezzling from a medical device company, US Attorney David Anderson said.
Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was given special treatment in a prison in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was given special treatment in a prison in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala given preferential treatment in prison: Inquiry report

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:10 PM IST
The 295-page report by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar confirmed then DIG (Prisons) D Roopa’s claims in July 2017 that Sasikala was given preferential treatment.
The stray cattle menace has become a matter of concern for the public and the authorities in UP.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
The stray cattle menace has become a matter of concern for the public and the authorities in UP.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Cattle shelters on excess land of prisons?

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:39 AM IST
cow shelters were already running on premises of at least 12 prisons, including district jails in Barabanki, Sultanpur, Sitapur, Bareilly, Unnao and Agra and central jails in Varanasi, Fatehgarh, Agra, Bareilly and Naini (Prayagraj) besides modern jail in Lucknow.
According to mental health professionals, victims who are violated in confined spaces feel even more helpless, vulnerable and powerless.(AFP)
According to mental health professionals, victims who are violated in confined spaces feel even more helpless, vulnerable and powerless.(AFP)

Indian techie gets 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting sleeping woman in plane

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 11:09 AM IST
During the trial, the government admitted evidence demonstrating that Ramamoorthy had digitally penetrated the woman sleeping next to him during the overnight flight.
For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)
For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)

These South Koreans are locking themselves up to escape ‘prison of daily life’

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Since 2013, the “Prison Inside Me” facility in northeast Hongcheon has hosted more than 2,000 inmates, many of them stressed office workers and students seeking relief from South Korea’s demanding work and academic culture.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the sentencing hearings in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 25, 2018.(REUTERS)
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the sentencing hearings in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 25, 2018.(REUTERS)

Hollywood star Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault, denied bail

Norristown | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Bill Cosby was led off to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman
Between January and May, 241 mobile phones were recovered from the seven central jails — 86 from Jaipur, 43 from Jodhpur, 41 from Bikaner, 24 from Udaipur, 15 from Kota, 22 from Alwar, and 7 from Ajmer.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Between January and May, 241 mobile phones were recovered from the seven central jails — 86 from Jaipur, 43 from Jodhpur, 41 from Bikaner, 24 from Udaipur, 15 from Kota, 22 from Alwar, and 7 from Ajmer.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Rajasthan jail officials want all jammers shifted to three prisons to curb mobile usage by inmates

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 01:10 AM IST
The jail department demanded a budget of Rs 72.01 lakh to transfer the jammers, Rs 11.20 lakh for the establishment of new towers, and Rs 1.88 crore for the annual maintenance of the devices.
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