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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Italian convict island is home to growing concern

High on a hillside overlooking the azure sea on a small Mediterranean island, two brawny men toil under the sun in a vineyard that has just released a €50 (HK$515) wine destined for the tables of top restaurants.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:32am

Life a drag at Hong Kong's first non-smoking jail

The Tung Tau Correctional Institution at Stanley is the city's first non-smoking prison, the latest bid to end smoking in jails. But the Correctional Services Department says smokers will not be forced to give up - those determined to continue will be sent elsewhere, while those who want to quit will be given counselling and support.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am 1 comment

Jailed former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun's sartorial secrets revealed

Weeks after Wang Lijun was sentenced to prison, more details have begun to surface about the flamboyant style of the former anti-triad hero who played a central role in the scandal that felled the ex-Politburo member Bo Xilai.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:45am 3 comments

Pussy Riot member moved to solitary cell

One of the jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot has been moved into a solitary cell following tensions with other inmates, Russian prison officials said Friday.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:40am

Faking of prison urine tests rare, Legco told

Graft-busters investigated a team of prison officers but found evidence to prosecute only one case of falsifying the urine samples of released prisoners, a security official told legislators yesterday.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Sandusky headed to prison, but scandal persists

Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear away.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:15pm

Prison rape furore set to sway voters in Georgia

Public outcry over the rape and beating of prisoners in a Georgian prison is threatening the nine-year rule of US ally President Mikhail Saakashvili in parliamentary elections on Monday.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:22am

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Major drug trafficker taken by police

28 Sep 2012 - 4:19am

Breivik bound for 'specially equipped' Norwegian prison after verdict

Regardless of whether an Oslo court sentences him to prison or closed psychiatric care today, Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik is set to spend his days at a specially-adapted high-security prison.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm

Hong Kong news digest, August 16

'Attacked' inmate's family sue over custody death

16 Aug 2012 - 9:32am