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67 life convicts released from Puzhal jail to commemorate birth centenary of late CM MG Ramchandran

During the release, a police official announced that the prisoners, whose sentences have been commuted, had the option of getting employed in petrol stations in different districts.

published on : 6th June 2018

India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday.

published on : 2nd March 2017

No country for old men: Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail

Japan is in the midst of a geriatric crime wave such that its prisons increasingly look like nursing homes. 

published on : 15th January 2017

Obama eyes additional prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay: Report

This latest action would likely spell the end of prison critics' hopes that Obama will close the controversial facility by executive order.

published on : 21st December 2016

Cuba pardons nearly 800 prisoners at Pope's request

Cuba has pardoned 787 prisoners in response to Pope Francis's call for world leaders to show mercy to inmates.

published on : 15th November 2016

Vatican to open doors for 1000 prisoners, including lifers

The convicts are expected from 12 countries, including Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, the US, South Africa, and Sweden.

published on : 4th November 2016

Three men jailed for 10 years in Cameroon over Boko Haram joke

The Military Court of Yaounde sentenced the three men to prison for "non-denunciation of terrorist acts", a statement read.

published on : 3rd November 2016

Pakistan rights activists appeals against executing mentally-ill person convicted for killing cleric

The apex court said schizophrenia was a "recoverable disease" and sentenced the 50-year-old to death

published on : 27th October 2016