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Seven inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

World 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

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 ...

World Dec 19, 2017

U.S. man admits murders after overturned death sentence

A former U.S. death row inmate whose conviction in the rape and killing of two sisters was overturned, admitted to the crimes Monday after decades of denial and was resentenced. Reginald Clemons of the state of Missouri pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with ...