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Today in history: Drug lord Pablo Escobar's death anniversary

02 Dec 2019

Today in history: Drug lord Pablo Escobar's death anniversary

Colombia's most feared, iconic and devastating drug lord, Pablo Escobar died today 26 years ago. He was 44.

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

28 Jul 2019

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been "serving jail term" at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since Dec'17, has spent only two months of the last 19 months in prison.

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

04 Mar 2019

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

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for being convicted of mail fraud and embezzlement (theft of employer's funds).

Win for India: After 6-years in Pakistan-jail, Ansari returns home

18 Dec 2018

Win for India: After 6-years in Pakistan-jail, Ansari returns home

After six harrowing years in a Pakistani prison, Hamid Nehal Ansari, an Indian national, crossed the Wagah border on Tuesday evening, setting foot on Indian soil.

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

11 Dec 2018

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.

Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya

10 Dec 2018

Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya

Fugitive Vijay Mallya will be extradited from the UK to India, ruled a London court delivering its verdict after a year-long trial.

Maharashtra: Women prisoners, open jail inmates can now make video-calls

07 Oct 2018

Maharashtra: Women prisoners, open jail inmates can now make video-calls

Women prisoners and inmates of open jails across Maharashtra can now make video calls to their families and relatives.

SC constitutes three-member committee to look into jail reforms

25 Sep 2018

SC constitutes three-member committee to look into jail reforms

The Supreme Court today constituted a three-member committee headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy to look into the aspect of jail reforms across India and suggest measures to deal with them.

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

16 Sep 2018

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.

Prisoners in UP will soon be able to watch TV

09 Sep 2018

Prisoners in UP will soon be able to watch TV

Prisoners lodged in Uttar Pradesh jails will soon be able to enjoy shows on the latest LED televisions as authorities are providing education and entertainment to prisoners in 64 jails.

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

24 Aug 2018

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

As many as 929 District Courts under 24 High Courts of India have been equipped with video-conference facility for speedy trial in cases in which the accused are lodged in different jails, whereas the corresponding number of prisons having similar provision is far less, Law Ministry data said.

Men, who spent years on fake rape-charges, acquitted by SC

23 Aug 2018

Men, who spent years on fake rape-charges, acquitted by SC

The Supreme Court found that two brothers were wrongfully convicted of rape charges leveled against them by a minor, and ordered their release.

Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

14 Aug 2018

Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

Keeping in sync with his Gandhi topi, underworld don-turned-politician Arun Gawli has now become an expert of Gandhian philosophy by topping an exam on the same.

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

14 Aug 2018

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

13 Aug 2018

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

Pakistan yesterday released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture.

Indian man in Pak jail for 36yrs to walk free

09 Aug 2018

Indian man in Pak jail for 36yrs to walk free

A Jaipur resident who is languishing in a Pakistan jail for 36 years is likely to be released next week, according to an MP in Jaipur.

SC to constitute panel to look into issues in jails

08 Aug 2018

SC to constitute panel to look into issues in jails

The Supreme Court today said it would constitute a committee under the chairmanship of its retired judge to look into problems in jails, including overcrowding, and suggest measures to deal with it.

London court extends Mallya's bail, seeks video of Indian prison

31 Jul 2018

London court extends Mallya's bail, seeks video of Indian prison

A London court hearing the extradition case of Vijay Mallya has asked India to provide videos of Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, after he argued that his human rights would be violated in prison.

Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward in PIMS declared as sub-jail

30 Jul 2018

Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward in PIMS declared as sub-jail

Ailing Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward has been declared as a sub-jail, a day after Pakistan's former PM was admitted to premier Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) following health complications.

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

25 Jul 2018

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

As many as 7,737 Indians are languishing in various jails in foreign countries (till July 20, 2018), the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Lok Sabha today.

Mumbai: 78 women prisoners of Byculla jail fall ill, hospitalized

20 Jul 2018

Mumbai: 78 women prisoners of Byculla jail fall ill, hospitalized

As many as 78 women prisoners of Byculla jail were admitted to JJ Hospital in Mumbai today after they complained of nausea, vomiting and loose motion, Mukund Tayade, Hospital Dean said, adding the number was expected to go up.

No bed, dirty toilets for Nawaz Sharif in jail: Lawyers

15 Jul 2018

No bed, dirty toilets for Nawaz Sharif in jail: Lawyers

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were arrested in the Avenfield corruption case Friday night, are being lodged in sub-standard facilities, their lawyers have alleged.

Kathua rape: After shifting case, accused moved out of J&K

09 Jul 2018

Kathua rape: After shifting case, accused moved out of J&K

The SC today passed a slew of directions to authorities in the Kathua rape-murder case, including shifting the accused from Kathua prison in J&K to Gurdaspur district jail in Punjab.

Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot inside UP jail, dies

09 Jul 2018

Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot inside UP jail, dies

Dreaded gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi died inside Baghpat jail in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning, after allegedly being shot by a rival gang lodged inside the prison.

42 Bhopal-Central Jail convicts, including women, being trained as paramedics

08 Jul 2018

42 Bhopal-Central Jail convicts, including women, being trained as paramedics

Forty-two prisoners, including four women inmates, of Bhopal Central Jail, several of them serving life sentences for murders, are undergoing a paramedical course with authorities claiming that it might be a first-of-its-kind initiative for any jail in the country.

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities: CM-Patnaik

08 Jul 2018

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities: CM-Patnaik

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities by this year end as part of the state government's commitment to improving the criminal justice system, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Landmark initiative: Sanitary napkin vending machines for nine Maharashtra jails

03 Jul 2018

Landmark initiative: Sanitary napkin vending machines for nine Maharashtra jails

Nine prisons in Maharashtra, housing some 1,023 women, are in the process of getting sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators (for the disposal of sanitary napkins).

Noida: Undertrial-prisoner wants to sell kidney to fight his case

03 Jul 2018

Noida: Undertrial-prisoner wants to sell kidney to fight his case

It doesn't speak highly about the justice system when an undertrial has to sell body organs to fight their case.

Paris thief flies out of prison in dramatic 10-minute escape

02 Jul 2018

Paris thief flies out of prison in dramatic 10-minute escape

Paris will be talking about July 1, 2018 for long, when it saw one of its most dramatic jailbreaks of all time: gunmen landed inside a prison in RĂ©au in a helicopter and flew away with one of the country's most notorious thieves, an inmate there, in 10 minutes.

India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

01 Jul 2018

India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

Pakistan today handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners lodged in various jails across the country to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

In rare move, Mumbai's Byculla Prison celebrates inmate's son's birthday

29 Jun 2018

In rare move, Mumbai's Byculla Prison celebrates inmate's son's birthday

Last year Byculla Jail made it to news because of convict Manjula Shetye, who was allegedly beaten to death by six female officials.

Actor Mansoor Ali Khan begins fast in prison against govt-project

23 Jun 2018

Actor Mansoor Ali Khan begins fast in prison against govt-project

Tamil film actor Mansoor Ali Khan, lodged in the central jail in Salem, today began a fast to protest against the multi-crore Chennai-Salem greenfield highway project, police said.

MP: Police-aspirants allegedly harassed in jail, made to undergo pregnancy-test

15 Jun 2018

MP: Police-aspirants allegedly harassed in jail, made to undergo pregnancy-test

Nine women protesting for reforms in police recruitment were arrested in Bhopal, but what allegedly happened next was traumatic.

Kolkata: College student tries supplying heroin to jailed boyfriend, arrested

13 Jun 2018

Kolkata: College student tries supplying heroin to jailed boyfriend, arrested

On Tuesday, the police arrested a college student who attempted to supply 200 gms of heroin to her boyfriend in Dum Dum Correctional Home, Kolkata.

Bad food, unclean toilets: Abu Salem's 'human-rights violations' in prison

13 Jun 2018

Bad food, unclean toilets: Abu Salem's 'human-rights violations' in prison

After repeated complaints by Abu Salem of human rights violation in prison, Portuguese officials yesterday visited the gangster in Taloja jail, Navi Mumbai, to check his condition.

Pune: Rape-accused escapes as four police officers 'guard his ward'

21 May 2018

Pune: Rape-accused escapes as four police officers 'guard his ward'

In a rather strange incident, a 21-year-old prisoner, accused of raping a minor in 2015, escaped 'watchful' eyes of four Pune police officers.

Here is the empowering story of Sabarmati jail's 'Padwomen'

13 May 2018

Here is the empowering story of Sabarmati jail's 'Padwomen'

The female prisoners of Sabarmati jail complained of not having a job for a long time but that has changed now.

Manu and Sushil Sharma, from notorious murderers to 'model prisoners'

24 Apr 2018

Manu and Sushil Sharma, from notorious murderers to 'model prisoners'

Top officials are meeting this afternoon to decide the fate of Manu Sharma, the notorious murderer of Jessica Lall, and former Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma, the criminal in the 'tandoor murder' case.

In jail, Salman had dal-sabzi-roti for dinner, slept on floor

06 Apr 2018

In jail, Salman had dal-sabzi-roti for dinner, slept on floor

In Jodhpur Central Jail, Salman Khan is no superstar, but simply Prisoner No 106.

Salman to sleep on floor beside Asaram's barrack in prison

05 Apr 2018

Salman to sleep on floor beside Asaram's barrack in prison

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will now have a change of address. He will have (in)famous neighbors too.