NSW prison officers accused of covering up alleged assault of Lithgow jail inmate

NSW prison officers accused of covering up alleged assault of Lithgow jail inmate

Updated May 21, 2018 16:26:14 Photo: The ICAC is investigating claims corrective services officers used excessive force. (7.30 Report) Prison officers in country New South Wales tried to cover up the use of unwarranted force on an inmate, and lied about finding drugs in his cell, a corruption inquiry has …

American jailed in Venezuela without trial pleads for help amid prison riot

American jailed in Venezuela without trial pleads for help amid prison riot

Posted May 17, 2018 12:50:49 External Link: Josh Holt Facebook video A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for two years without trial has made an emotional plea for help, saying in clandestinely shot videos that a prison riot is underway and his life is at risk. In two 20-second videos …

Victoria seeks to tighten laws after pair avoids prison over paramedic assault

Victoria seeks to tighten laws after pair avoids prison over paramedic assault

Posted May 16, 2018 16:17:17 Photo: Ambulance Victoria boss Tony Walker says the workforce is angry and frustrated about the case. (Twitter: Danny Hill) Related Story: Teen, woman charged, third suspect hands herself in, over alleged attack on paramedics Related Story: Ambulance officer undergoes surgery after ‘disgusting attack’ A fierce …

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Posted May 16, 2018 13:34:27 Former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — the man who may replace prime minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad — has just been released from prison. Mr Anwar, who was formerly Dr Mahathir’s political rival, has been promised leadership of Malaysia’s new governing coalition when Dr Mahathir, 92, …

Fremantle Prison wants the public to surrender their jailhouse hoard for museum’s collection

Fremantle Prison wants the public to surrender their jailhouse hoard for museum’s collection

Posted May 16, 2018 08:00:06 External Link: Infamous convict ‘Moondyne Joe’ occupied a special escape-proof cell at Fremantle Prison. Fremantle Prison was built by convicts to hold convicts. From 1859 until 1991, it was Western Australia’s maximum security prison before it closed and became a tourist attraction and history museum. …

Vanessa Goodwin’s family humbled new mother and baby prison unit named in her honour

Vanessa Goodwin’s family humbled new mother and baby prison unit named in her honour

Updated May 14, 2018 07:47:43 A specialised prison unit dedicated to strengthening the bond between mother and baby will be established in memory of Tasmania’s late attorney-general, Vanessa Goodwin. The Dr Vanessa Goodwin Cottages within the Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison, formerly known as the Risdon Women’s Prison, will add a …

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Accused killer shot wife Novy Chardon in back of the head, ‘prison informant’ Peter Foster tells court

Updated May 10, 2018 13:19:07 An accused murderer told his cellmate that he shot his wife in the back of the head using a handgun with a silencer, saying there would not be forensic evidence because he was wearing protective overalls, a court has heard. John Chardon is facing a …

Australian accused of spying James Ricketson transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia

Australian accused of spying James Ricketson transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia

Posted May 04, 2018 17:14:27 Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia with various health complaints as he awaits trial on espionage charges. James Ricketson is 69 years old and his months of detention in a cell with 140 other men are taking their …

Man who sent ex-girlfriend’s car into oncoming traffic sentenced to five years in prison

Man who sent ex-girlfriend’s car into oncoming traffic sentenced to five years in prison

Updated May 04, 2018 16:38:52 A man who strangled, spat on and burnt his ex-girlfriend before forcing her car into oncoming traffic causing a head-on crash, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Douglas Heath Deacon was charged with a string of domestic violence offences after the crash in …

Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan attacked in prison

Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan attacked in prison

Updated May 04, 2018 12:14:34 Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan has been assaulted by another inmate in Brisbane’s Wolston Correctional Centre. Queensland Corrective Services said Cowan suffered superficial wounds to his neck and ear in the attack. The assault happened in a common area of the prison’s secure unit. …