The prison in Guantanamo Bay mocks American standards of justice by keeping people imprisoned without charges. As of Tuesday, 100 of the 166 inmates are participating in a hunger strike against their conditions and indefinite detention.Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 2:51am
Sarbajit Singh, who was sentenced to death 16 years ago on espionage charges, was taken to hospital on Friday with multiple wounds, including a severe head injury, after an argument in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.28 Apr 2013 - 6:36am
Guards thought there was something suspicious about a small white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. But when they caught the animal on New Year's Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca, they found a mobile phone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.7 Jan 2013 - 4:40am
Innocent members of the public were given a taste of prison life yesterday.
They were marched into the "Charity Canteen" at the Correctional Services Department's celebration fair at Stanley.4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
Antoni Dobrowolski, who was the oldest Polish survivor of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, died at the age of 108 on Sunday, Auschwitz Museum officials said.
Dobrowolski’s son informed the museum about his father’s death, its press office said on Monday.23 Oct 2012 - 9:49am
Before A Better Tomorrow, there was Story of a Discharged Prisoner. John Woo's 1986 film takes a leaf from Patrick Lung Kong's 1967 classic, in which newly released ex-con Lee Cheuk-hung (Patrick Tse Yin, right, centre) finds his attempts at self-rehabilitation relentlessly undermined by forces both high and low.27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Gambling on soccer is banned in Hong Kong's prisons but inmates go to great lengths to avoid detection by officers - even using secret codes to place bets.29 May 2010 - 12:00am
Staff saved a 31-year-old inmate who tried to commit suicide in his cell at Stanley Prison yesterday. The man, surnamed Liu, was found hanging from a bed sheet tied to a bar on the window of his cell at about 6am. He was given first aid by staff before being sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where he remained in critical condition last night.29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A prison guard accepted what he believed was HK$200,000 from a woman graft-buster, believing she was the wife of a prisoner seeking help with an early-release application, a court heard yesterday.
Correctional services officer Lee Yee-tak, 51, pleaded not guilty in the District Court to two charges of soliciting an advantage and one charge of accepting an advantage.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
SCMP ; December 27, 2002
By Stella Lee
An armed robber granted early release from his 18-year sentence is still in Stanley Prison because he has failed to satisfy an unusual condition of his freedom - finding a job.8 Jan 2003 - 12:00am
A convicted burglar is believed to have choked to death while having lunch in Stanley Prison. The prisoner, 43, was declared dead at Eastern Hospital. An inquest will be held.17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am
A remand prisoner, 18, was injured when he attempted to escape by leaping over a wall of Pik Uk Correctional Institution in Sai Kung yesterday. It was the first escape attempt in the prison's 27-year history.10 Sep 2002 - 12:00am
Prison officer To Kam-biu told yesterday how he was coshed with metal bars by rioting inmates in what he described as his most frightening night in more than 20 years' service.
Assistant officer To, 44, who suffered injuries to his head and arm, said he was still living in the shadow of the attack 10 days after the June 4 riot at Hei Ling Chau.14 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
A 42-YEAR-OLD prisoner was punched to death by a group of inmates in his cell at Macau's central prison on Coloane Island. Chan Keong was serving a 20-month robbery sentence.11 Jul 1999 - 12:00am
The other day it was reported the police used about 200 men in an operation to take one prisoner to court - at vast expense. It was further disclosed this prisoner intended to insist he be allowed to appear before the court for remand every eight days, as apparently is his right.29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am