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Ex-cons win cases with alibis


With a success rate of over 60 per cent in courts, Mr Poochi and Mr Balusamy would have made any law firm proud.

The two, who have served jail terms of 16 and 11 years respectively, had argued their

13 inmates killed in Turkish prison fire

Inmates in a prison in southeast Turkey set beds and blankets alight, starting a fire that killed 13 prisoners, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials said on Sunday.

Erdogan said t

Activist teaches Puzhal prison inmates for free


It was during his school days that S. Rajendran realised that he should do something for the society.
Even as a 14-year-old boy, he used to advice his classmates that they should not bunk classes and

NHRC suggests night courts to tackle overcrowding in prisons


To tackle overcrowding in prisons across the country, the National Human Rights Commission has suggested holding of night courts in jails for trial of petty offences.

NHRC chairperson K.G. Balak

British prison officer caught in bed with convict

A British woman prison officer was found naked in bed with a convict after helping him abscond from jail, a court heard. He was dubbed one of the most feared men in Scotland.

While hunting the escape

Many dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot


At least 18 people have died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison, one of them decapitated and the others killed by a fire started by the rioters, authorities said.

The unrest on

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

Bihar to have its first 'open jail'


Some convicts in Bihar will soon get a chance to live with their families, step out for work and lead a life similar to that outside prison, thanks to the state's first open jail that will begin funct

44 dead and 30 fugitives escape after Mexico prison riot


Members of Mexico's Zetas drug gang killed 44 rivals from the Gulf cartel in a prison riot before staging a mass escape, possibly with help from authorities, Mexican officials said on Monday.

Survivors accuse guards after Honduras prison blaze


Survivors of a Honduran prison fire that killed more than 350 inmates accused guards of leaving inmates to die inside their cells and shooting at others who tried to escape the flames.

"It was total

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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