Convicted thief escapes from open prison in Ehime Prefecture

National 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

Art 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 ...