Tag Archives: Prison

‘ISIS member’ started Tajikistan prison riot that left 25+ people killed – report

An ISIS-linked inmate is suspected to be an instigator of a prison riot that left more than 25 people killed in a high security prison in northern Tajikistan, according to media reports. Violence broke out at the prison in the second-largest Tajik city of Khujand late on Wednesday. The prisoners joined a fellow inmate, allegedly an Islamic State (IS, formerly ...

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America’s most wanted gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed after prison transfer

Notorious Boston mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger has been killed inside a federal prison in West Virginia. The 89-year-old was serving a life sentence for the murders of 11 people, among other racketeering crimes. Boston reporter Michele McPhee broke the news on Tuesday morning, citing unnamed prison officials. Officials at the facility, USP Hazelton in West Virginia, confirmed the news a ...

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Teen-sexting Democrat ex-congressman Weiner to walk out of prison early

Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman and husband of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, has reportedly had his 21-month sentence for sexting a teenager cut by three months, and is due to be released in May. Radar Online reported on Monday that the projected date for Weiner’s release had been moved from August to May 14, 2019. Weiner, who is ...

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Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing of rules in the top ...

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‘Prison helped me understand’: Man who shot 6 migrants in Italy says he’s got ‘no racial hatred’

A neo-nazi extremist who randomly shot six Africans in a rampage in an Italian town thinking it would avenge the brutal murder of a young woman, now faces 12 years in jail. Luca Traini told the court he was “wrong” and is “sorry.” Traini, who is now 29, spent the morning of February 3 cruising around the town of Macerata ...

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NSA employee who took secret files home sentenced to prison

A former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) was sentenced to 66 months in prison and three years of probation over keeping top-secret files at his Maryland home. But that’s just one part of a bigger story. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, was sentenced on Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland by US District Judge George L. Russell, III, the Department of ...

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One man’s journey from anti-Putin artistic star to inmate ‘tortured’ by French prison guards (VIDEO)

RT recounts the rise and fall of Pyotr Pavlensky, who used to garner international praise and support for staging anti-Putin ‘performances’ and is now complaining that the French prison he is in is worse than the Russian one. While in Russia, Pavlensky drew public attention with several acts, including nailing his scrotum to the pavement of Red Square and setting ...

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Dog helps Oregon man to be exonerated from 50 year prison sentence for child sex abuse

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had his conviction overturned and received an apology from the state – after a dog was found safe and well. Josh Horner from Redmond, Oregon, got an apology on behalf of the state from John Hummel, the Deschutes County district attorney whose office was responsible ...

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400 inmates break out of prison in Libya amid fierce militia infighting

Some 400 people have reportedly escaped from a prison in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli. The area has been engulfed in heavy infighting between rival militias for days. A state of emergency has been imposed in the city. The inmates poured out of the prison’s gate, with guards fearing for their own safety as the four-hundred-strong crowd stormed ...

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Mass opiate overdose suspected in Ohio prison

Five nurses, 15 correctional officers and an inmate at the Ross Correctional Institution in Ohio required medical attention after experiencing overdose symptoms due to exposure to an unknown substance. The Ohio Highway Patrol (OHP) was notified that people were sick and passing out at the prison at around 9 am, with officers and medics heading to the facility, Chillicothe Gazette ...

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