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Care for VIPs in jails irks HC

With a view to curtailing the special privileges to ‘VIP’ convicts in prisons, the Kerala high court has initiated suo moto proceedings and asked the state to expedite jail reforms of the kind suggest

Prisoners are sitting ducks here


If someone wants to kill a terrorist or some high profile prisoner lodged in the district jail here, it’s easy for him to gun his target down.

All that the assailant needs to do is to get atop one of

Gaol towards reform?


Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons

— John Ruskin

Jail is probably the only place one does not wish to visit despite the free stay, free food and free me

Underwear escaper strips away Japan jail security

A prisoner serving 23 years for attempted murder was on the run on Thursday after escaping from a penitentiary in Hiroshima clad only in white underwear, Japan's first jailbreak in more than two decad

HIV patients spread scare in Kerala sub-jail

HIV positive prisoners are spreading a scare among other inmates in Mattanchery Sub-jail. Authorities are finding it hard to accommodate them in a separate cell.

Officials complain that the HIV posit

Jail turns crowd-puller with VIPs in slammer

With several high-profile politicians cooling their heels at Coimbatore central prison, the jail complex is attracting a steady flow of visitors.

Prison officials claimed that with over 600 people v

Man faces 5-yr jail for hacking wife’s emails

New York, Dec. 28: A 33-year-old man is facing up to five years in jail in the US for allegedly hacking his wife’s e-mails, after he suspected her of cheating on him, a media report said.

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Molester Rathore walks out of prison, smirk intact

Chandigarh, Nov. 12: The smile was intact on the face of former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, who walked out of jail Friday after spending nearly six months of his 18-month prison term for mole

Jailed Indian e-voting whistleblower wins US award

Washington: Hari Prasad Vemuru, a jailed Indian e-voting researcher, is one of the four winners of the 2010 Pioneer Awards of San Francisco headquartered Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a leadin

HC turns fortress for Kasab's hearing

Mumbai: A thick security blanket has been thrown in and around the Bombay High Court which will hear from tomorrow the arguments on confirmation of death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal

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