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How they see it

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

Indian on Pakistan death row badly beaten

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

Cat caught smuggling phone and tools to inmates at Brazilian prison

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

Prisoners cook meals for Charity Canteen at Stanley fair

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

Poland’s oldest former Auschwitz prisoner dies at 108

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

Story of a Discharged Prisoner

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

World Cup a gambling headache for city's prisons

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

Inmate critical after suicide attempt

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

Prison guard 'accepted HK$200,000'

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

'Get a job or stay in jail'

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