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Thousands Of Prisoners To Be Released Early To Ease Crowding In UK Jails

England and Wales has the highest prison population per capita in Western Europe (representative) London: Britain’s new justice minister announced on Friday that thousands of prisoners will be released early from September to prevent the “collapse” of the prison system. Shabana Mahmood said failure to do so risked a “total breakdown of law and order”, […]

2 Priests Among Prisoners Exchanged Between Ukraine, Russia

Moscow and Kiev exchanged 90 prisoners and several civilians each earlier this week. Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine and Russia announced Saturday that the priest was among dozens of captured soldiers and civilians exchanged earlier this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests held in the Moscow-occupied town of Berdyansk have been returned […]

Russia Releases 10 Ukrainian Civilian Prisoners: Volodymyr Zelensky

Some of those released have been in prison since 2017. Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that 10 civilians, including one politician and two clergymen, who were being held captive in Russia and Belarus had been released in a deal brokered by the Vatican. Russia and Ukraine have exchanged hundreds of prisoners throughout […]

Sweden, Iran Exchange Prisoners In Breakthrough Deal

Hamid Nouri, 63, was arrested at Stockholm airport in 2019 (File) Sweden and Iran carried out a prisoner swap on Saturday, officials said, with Sweden releasing a former Iranian government official convicted of involvement in mass executions in the 1980s and Iran releasing two Swedes who had been held in the country. Oman’s foreign ministry […]

Colorado To Offer In-Person Voting For Prisoners

Cook County Jail inmates participate in early voting CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 17: Cook County Jail inmates check in before voting as an early voting polling station opens inside the facility on October 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time pretrial inmates at the jail have had the opportunity to vote early […]

Pakistan Repatriates 4 Indian Prisoners After Completion Of Jail Term

It turned out that the Indians had served their sentences and been released. New Delhi: Four Indian prisoners in Pakistan were repatriated to India this week, officials said on Friday. The prisoners are identified as Suraj Pal (Uttar Pradesh), Waheeda Begum (Assam) and her son Faiz Khan, and Shabbir Ahmad Das (Rajasthan). They were repatriated […]

New York Jail Grants Six Prisoners’ Petition To Watch Eclipse After Lawsuit

The six prisoners who sued the State of New York had their wishes granted Thursday as the state agreed to let them view the eclipse for their cited religious beliefs, the New York Post (NYP) reported. The prisoner’s attorneys welcomed the state’s decision to permit the six inmates of various religious backgrounds to view the […]

6 US Prisoners Sue Authorities To Be Allowed To See April 8 Solar Eclipse

The Department of Corrections declined to comment on the lawsuit. (representative) Six U.S. prisoners have sued authorities for permission to observe the April 8 total solar eclipse, the year’s biggest astronomical event. Inmates argued in court filings that their right to religious freedom would be violated if New York State Prison upheld a scheduled lockdown […]