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Calbayog jailbreak: 1 escapee slain, 1 captured

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An escapee was shot dead while another was captured in separate operations conducted by policemen and agents of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) who were on a manhunt for at least 16 inmates who bolted the city jail on Wednesday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 men get life in prison for gang rape in India

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An Indian court has sentenced four men to life in prison for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell

In this March 12, 2014 photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former Marine arrested for sleeping in the roof landing of a New York City public housing project during one of the coldest recorded winters in city history, died last month in a Rikers Island jail cell that multiple city officials say was at least 100 degrees when his body was discovered. Murdough, 56, was found dead in his cell in a mental observation unit in the early hours of Feb. 15, after excessive heat, believed to be caused by an equipment malfunction, redirected it’s flow to his upper-level cell, the officials said. AP

A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month “basically baked to death” in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius), a New York City official tells The Associated Press.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Vietnam sends blogger to prison for critical posts

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A Vietnamese court has sentenced a dissident blogger to 15 months in prison for posting online criticism of the government, the latest case in an intensifying crackdown against dissent in the one-party communist country.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Stabbings lead to lockdown at New Bilibid Prison

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Officials of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City imposed a lockdown at the maximum security compound and a ban on visitors indefinitely after two stabbing incidents left an inmate dead and another wounded on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Drone carrying drugs found ‘hovering’ near Australian prison

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Australian police on Monday said they had arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen “hovering in the vicinity of a prison.”

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Marikina Rotarians come to jailbirds’ aid

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“Juan, Malaya Ka Na!” is a humanitarian project of the Rotary Club of Marikina West (RCMW), popularly known as The Golden West in Rotary International Ditrict 3800.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Prison workers fired for getting massages from inmates

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Two female prison workers have been fired for compelling inmates at the facility to give them massages, officials in Ecuador said on Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Reduced jail time offered to Tacloban inmates still at large

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At least 40 inmates of the city jail, who escaped at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are being lured to surrender with offers of reduced prison terms.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Inmate tries to kill self

A 46-YEAR-OLD inmate allegedly tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists inside the comfort room of his detention cell in Barili town, southwest Cebu.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bilibid doctor shot dead in Muntinlupa

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A doctor working for the New Bilibid Prison hospital was killed in a street attack Tuesday afternoon in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bishop, ex-vice president visit Arroyo in hospital

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received well wishes and a rosary from retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz, one of her most vocal critics during her presidency, when he visited her in detention Saturday morning.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rolito Go asks DOJ to free him due to his poor health

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Rolito Go. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saying he has already served his maximum prison sentence and should get treatment for his health condition, convicted killer Rolito Go appealed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a letter to release him from prison.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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