Prison


Iranian Prison “Suicides”

There has been a recent rash of ostensible “natural” deaths and “suicides” in Iranian prisons. It is probably not a stretch to classify them as homicides — executions without trials.…

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French Jail Guards Start Nationwide Strike

  French prison guards launched a nationwide strike on Monday in a showdown with President Emmanuel Macron’s government over staff levels and violence that they say is spiraling out of…

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Ex-Russian Minister Handed 8-Year Sentence in Sting Case

Russia’s former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from one of President Vladimir Putin’s top associates. The high-profile…

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Cop Gets 20 Years for Walter Scott Slaying

One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott,…

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Drones Buzz Israeli Prisons With Impunity

Israeli prisons have fallen prey to penetration by drones, a phenomenon that has been reported in the U.S. as well, the Calcalist reported. Drone infiltrations have become a common event.…

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