`Over stay of life convicts causing rights crisis'

Prisoners' relatives plan protest near High Court KOCHI: "My husband has been behind bars for 12 years, but most of his co-prisoners guilty of the same crime were released years ago," Ms. Thankamani of Alappuzha,…

Chickenpox outbreak in Madurai prison

21 inmates admitted to Government hospital in the last two days # 28 convicts quarantined # Treatment to continue for two weeks # Outbreak is "unusual" # Disease could have come through "external contact" MADURAI:…

Sub-jail warden suspended

THRISSUR: The warden of the Chavakkad sub-jail, Devassy, was suspended on Wednesday following the escape of a remand prisoner from the jail on Tuesday. The Jail Deputy Inspector-General Jose Thomas had conducted a detailed inquiry…

75 prisoners taken ill in Tiruchi prison

TIRUCHI: Over 75 inmates of the Tiruchi Central Prisons were taken ill with complaints of acute diarrhoea on Sunday. Two of them tested positive for cholera. Food poisoning and water contamination were suspected to be…

Man awarded life imprisonment for murder

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: R. Sudhakaran, Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court IV, on Friday, sentenced a 43-year-old man to life and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on him, as he was found guilty of murdering his relative…

Trouble brewing in Kozhikode district sub-jail

The district sub jail at Puthiyara, located in the heart of the city, is literally sitting on a powder keg. The jail officials anticipate a violent jailbreak not witnessed in recent times in the State.…

10 CPI(M) workers get jail term

THALASSERY: Ten Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for 14 years and six months on Friday in a case of attacking and vandalising the house a Bharatiya Mahila Morcha…

Prison adalat a godsend for undertrials

603 released from Tiruchi Central Prison last year Tiruchi next only to Chennai in releasing large number of offenders TIRUCHI: The `Prison Adalat' concept of the District Legal Services Authority has come to the aid…