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China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

/ Jul 30, 2018

China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

China's former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has been charged with taking bribes, state media said Monday. Throughout his career, Lu Wei used his political offices to benefit himself including "illegally receiving a huge amount of property," according ...

Seven inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

Apr 16, 2018

Seven inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured at a South Carolina prison as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum-security prison. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State ...

Convicted thief escapes from open prison in Ehime Prefecture

Apr 9, 2018

Convicted thief escapes from open prison in Ehime Prefecture

Police put a convicted thief on the wanted list Monday after he escaped from a prison in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, the night before. Tatsuma Hirao, 27, ran away from Matsuyama Prison's Oi shipyard — a rare open prison facility — on Sunday evening. The police suspect ...

Photos highlight the everyday lives of prisoners in Japan

Mar 29, 2018

Photos highlight the everyday lives of prisoners in Japan

by Keiji Hirano

A week-long photo exhibition being held next month will aim to shed light on the everyday lives of inmates of Japanese prisons and promote public awareness about the challenges the country's criminal justice system faces. Around 60 photos, which were taken by six photography majors ...