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Indian mob lynches alleged rapist: New facts emerge [Video]

Dimapur - Footage has emerged showing the moment that a mob broke through the gates of Dimapur Central Jail in the state of Nagaland, northeast India, overpowered security personnel and dragged out of jail a man accused of raping a student at a women's college.

Garbage collector jailed for starting work too early

Atlanta - Kevin McGill is a sanitation worker in an Atlanta suburb, and he was sentenced to jail because he started work too early.

Woman who stole and euthanized dog gets jail time

On Friday, a woman from Pennsylvania was sentenced to jail for stealing her neighbor's dog and paying to have it euthanized.

WhatsApp 'revenge porn' man sentenced to 12 weeks in jail

On Friday, a 21-year-old man may be the first person in the United Kingdom to be jailed for posting revenge porn on the WhatsApp messaging service.

Puppy rapist sentenced to 5 years in jail

Daytona Beach - On Friday, James Guy Bull, 62, was convicted of fondling and raping his eight-month-old puppy. He will now spend five years in a Florida prison.

Teen faces prison time for simulating oral sex with Jesus statue

Everett - A 14-year-old boy from Everett, Pennsylvania, stood in front of a Jesus statue and simulated oral sex with its face. He now faces up to two years in jail.

Rome man begs police to take him to jail due to house arrest hell

Rome - It seems house arrest isn't quite what it's cut out to be. A 37-year-old Italian man has begged the Rome police to put him in jail, after suffering nearly three months of constant fighting with his wife while under house arrest.

Wild ginseng poacher heads to jail as Feds crack down

Bryson City - Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, North Carolina was broke and quite simply just trying to make a living. Unfortunately he chose to continue to illegally poach wild ginseng, putting the species at risk, despite several arrests and warnings.

Woman allegedly stole bottle of wine to see jailed boyfriend

Cedar Park - A woman from Cedar Park, Texas, allegedly stole a bottle of wine that cost about $4, because she wanted to get arrested so she could see her boyfriend, who was in jail.

Photo Essay: Among the ruins of Bodmin Jail Special

Bodmin - Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Recently Digital Journal paid a visit.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

Video: The U.S. national prison problem

We hear a lot of talk about the United States prison system not being up to par with the rest of the world. This article is a collection of evidence that the problem exists and the factors that contribute to it.

Man to serve 3 months in jail for smuggling dinosaur skeleton

A Virginia fossils dealer was sentenced to three months in prison for smuggling a Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia.

Man slapped and killed teen daughter, only gets 60 days jail time

Longueuil - A Quebec man is given the sentence of 60 days in jail after raising his hand to his teenage daughter and subsequently ending her life.

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.

French crook continues the con from behind bars

Lannemezan - A criminal, locked up in a prison cell in the south-western French town of Lannemezan, managed to continue his life of crime, despite being behind bars. However, once he was found out, he had literally nowhere to go.

L.A. County deputies arrested for prisoner abuse

Eighteen L.A. sheriffs deputies face charges of prisoner abuse, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in an ongoing FBI jail abuse investigation.

French prisoners doing the Harlem Shake launches probe (videos)

Just when you thought the whole Harlem Shake craze was over, videos have appeared on YouTube. One of them shows French prison inmates enthusiastically doing the dance. Authorities are investigating how this could have possibly happened.

Louisiana lawmaker wants to defund library in favor of new jail

Come Saturday, members of a southern Louisiana community of 97,000 known as Lafourche Parish will vote on a controversial ballot proposal aiming to reallocate $800,000 a year from the local library budget to the funding of a new $25 million jail.

Lafourche Parish to vote on funding jail with library money

Given the choice, would voters opt for a new 600-bed jailhouse, or vote to keep funds in a library system that has been well-managed for years? That question has been put on the ballot in one Louisiana parish today, and the outcome will be interesting.

Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30

Paris - In protest against the Russian detention of 28 activists and 2 journalists, a Greenpeace activist staged a solo, 2-hour protest by hanging from a tent suspended from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.

Portuguese man holds up bank for prison bed in crisis-hit Lisbon

Lisbon - Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, some prisoners are renouncing their rights to parole, preferring to stay in jail rather than be homeless and left living on the streets. Some are even committing crimes just to get back into prison.

Man shoots arrow wrapped with pot at jail

A man from Bellingham wrapped up a bag of pot around an arrow and then fired it at the Whatcom Jail on Tuesday morning, August 27.

Forgotten student in jail cell reaches settlement with DEA

San Diego - Back in April 2012, a young Californian college student, Daniel Chong, was left handcuffed and forgotten in a federal holding cell for four days with no food or water. He has now agreed to a $4.1 million settlement over the incident.

Pakistan: Terrorists attack Dera Ismail Khan central jail

Terrorists attacked Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan Central Prison late on Monday night. Around 20 attacks were reported including rocket attacks and suicide bombs.

Spain's Luis Bárcenas gets the 'go to jail' card, with no bail

Madrid - According to a Spanish High Court Judge, Luis Bárcenas has failed to adequately explain the money he held in Swiss bank accounts. Spain's ruling PP party's ex-treasurer was remanded in custody without bail on Thursday.

Rapper 'Fat Joe' sentenced to four months in jail

Rapper Fat Joe was handed a sentence of four months in prison, after pleading guilty to failing to pay taxes for the years 2007 to 2010.

UK's 'Paella Prisoners': English & Spanish media stories differ

Granada - In a UK tabloid story, we can read about a British couple who were unfairly imprisoned and fined while on holiday, for refusing to pay a restaurant bill. In the Spanish media, we can read about what actually happened.

Inmate escapes prison by 'using spoon'

Moscow - A man who has been charged with two counts of murder has escaped from one of the best guarded detention centers in Russia. The man may have used a spoon to break himself out of jail.

Rapper Ja Rule released from prison

Rapper Ja Rule is now a free man, after he was released from prison earlier today after serving out his sentences for tax evasion and attempted illegal gun possession.
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Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779  however research later uncovered the origi...
Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779, however research later uncovered the original jail structure was built several decades later, in 1803.
Wire surrounding a prison
Wire surrounding a prison
Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
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Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Mus...
Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Museum. Several artifacts, such as these dishes, were found during excavation projects.
One of the former cells located in the  new  jail  built in 1823.
One of the former cells located in the "new" jail, built in 1823.
Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 ex...
Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room...
The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room rounded out the Old Jail as the building was converted into a home for the full time jailer and his family to live.
Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940 s.
Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940's.
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Bars of the window in a prison
Old Jail Museum  located in the historic district of Warrenton  Virginia.
Old Jail Museum, located in the historic district of Warrenton, Virginia.
The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
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Prison cell.
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San Quentin State Prison is a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation state prison for men
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Prison in Lisbon  Portugal
Prison in Lisbon, Portugal
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Bible in Jail
Daniel Chong  forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
Daniel Chong, forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
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