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October 28, 2016
Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 872
Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on ...
October 23, 2016
Haitian authorities recapture a dozen of 172 escaped inmates
Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 ...
October 10, 2016
For showing how contracts work best, 2 economists win Nobel
Let insiders easily cash in stock options, as Enron did, and you risk seeing executives abandon a failing company.
October 06, 2016
Obama shortens sentences for 102 more federal inmates
President Barack Obama offered 102 federal inmates the chance to leave prison early, wielding his clemency powers Thursday ...
October 03, 2016
Supreme Court rejects appeal under NC racial bias law
The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from four North Carolina inmates who claimed systemic racial bias contributed to ...
September 26, 2016
Sex offender selling Nazi flag is booted from county fair
A Pennsylvania fair vendor, who turned out to be a registered sex offender, was booted from the event after visitors ...
September 21, 2016
Hungarian inmates working around the clock on border fence
Hungarian prison inmates are ramping up their production of razor wire, working around the clock as Hungary prepares to build ...
September 20, 2016
French government defends prison units for Islamic radicals
France's justice minister is defending specialized prison units for Islamic radicals after a recent attack on guards, saying ...
September 15, 2016
French tax fraud trial portrays example of 'world plague'
Prosecutors have asked a French court to send the country's former budget minister to prison for tax fraud and set an example ...
September 14, 2016
Doctor: Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo prisoner slips into coma
A former Guantanamo prisoner on a hunger strike slipped into a coma Wednesday, said a doctor in Uruguay, where the ...
September 13, 2016
Austrian court jails man for reposting IS beheading videos
An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by the Islamic State ...
August 30, 2016
Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates
President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those ...
August 29, 2016
Turkmenistan to discuss letting foreign envoys visit jails
Turkmenistan is discussing the possibility of giving foreign diplomats access to its prisons. Human rights groups say the ...
August 22, 2016
Britain to separate Islamic extremists from other prisoners
Britain announced plans Monday to house imprisoned Islamist extremists in separate units from other inmates, after a review ...
August 19, 2016
Prison workers say at least 10 killed in Nigeria jailbreak
Prison workers say at least 10 inmates and a prison officer have been shot and killed in an attempted jailbreak in ...
August 18, 2016
Obama administration to phase out some private prison use
The Obama administration is phasing out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and ...
August 18, 2016
Rights group: More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails
The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the toilet and saw her cellmates taken for rounds of whipping ...
August 17, 2016
Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters
Turkey began releasing inmates on Wednesday in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands ...
August 12, 2016
Blast, gunfire, rock Philippine jail, leaving 10 dead
A blast from a suspected grenade and gunshots rocked a Philippine jail, leaving 10 inmates dead, including two alleged ...
August 08, 2016
Kosovo court jails ex-guerrilla fighter for war crimes
A Kosovo court with international judges has convicted a former ethnic Albanian guerrilla fighter of war crimes against ...