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Sailors On US Warship Describe Is As Floating Prison

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  MORALE aboard a US warship operating in the Pacific reached such a low ebb that one sailor described serving aboard the ship as being akin to being on “a floating prison,” according to surveys obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The Navy Times obtained three command climate surveys featuring hundreds of pages of…

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28 People Killed In Prison Riot In Mexico

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  MEXICO CITY – At least 28 people were killed in a prison riot on Thursday between suspected members of rival gangs in a prison in southern Mexican state of Guerrero, according to local authorities. The state government updated the death toll from original five to 28 as police searched the prison. Three other prisoners…

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Families Can Visit Prison Inmates On Jan 30, Jan 31

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Prisons Department has set Jan 30 and 31 for families to visit inmates in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Deputy director (Prisons Policy), Supri Hashim said priority would be given to Chinese inmates. He said visiting hours would be from 8.15am to 4.15pm. “There would be no visits on the first…

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Justo Released From Thai Prison

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BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday freed from prison a Swiss man jailed for blackmail and attempted extortion in a case linked to a scandal over Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Xavier Justo (pic) was among 150,000 Thai and foreign inmates who were granted a royal amnesty this month by Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn. He…

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Anwar: This Is Not The End

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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has exhausted all avenues to set aside his five-year sodomy conviction but he says he will not give up on his freedom. “I’m optimistic. This is not the end of the road. I will discuss with my legal team on the next course of action,” Anwar was heard saying…

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Zahid: No Prison Studies On Effects Of Rats And Mosquitoes

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KUALA LUMPUR: No studies were carried out by the Prisons Department to house rats and mosquitoes with prisoners as a means to get them to repent. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said “The department has never carried out studies on whether placing rats and mosquitoes will help prisoners repent,” in a written…

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8 Inmates Die In Fight At Brazilian Prison

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RIO DE JANEIRO – At least eight inmates died Monday in a fight between rival gangs at a prison in Brazil’s Rondonia state, a day after a brawl at a penitentiary in the Amazonian state of Roraima left 10 inmates dead, officials said. The inmates died from smoke inhalation at the Enio dos Santos Pinheiro…

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Prison Officer Guilty Of Molesting Male Inmate

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SINGAPORE – A sergeant with the Singapore Prison Service was found guilty of nine charges of molesting a male inmate in Admiralty West jail. Mohamed Faris Osman, 47, touched the 20-year-old inmate from China inappropriately on seven different occasions between July and October last year. He even grabbed the inmate’s buttocks and groped his private…

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Malaysian Drug Mules Trying To Make Quick Bucks May Languish In Thai Prison For Years

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By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa BANGKOK: For the RM500 they receive for each bag of ‘instant coffee and biscuit packages’ they carry, many Malaysians becoming drug mules at the Malaysia-Thailand border are not aware of what is in store for them in jail in a foreign country. The jail term for drug offenders in Thailand…

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Malaysia’s Longest Serving Prisoner Still In KK Prison

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  KOTA KINABALU – The Kota Kinabalu Central Prison is home to the longest serving prisoner in the history of Malaysia. Sabah’s Board of Visiting Justices secretary Datuk Katherine M O Lee said, the foreign prisoner, who was given a sentence of ‘natural life’ around the 1980s, is currently in his 70s and had been…

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Anwar In Jail: Not Prisoner-Like

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PUTRAJAYA: In one corner is a RM5,000 hospital bed and in another a hot and cold shower, with a curtain to ensure privacy and also shield a sit-down toilet. A wall fan overlooks a writing table. This is the cell of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Sungai Buloh Prison, and he is not confined…

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Over 4,000 Ex-Convicts Get Jobs Due To Rehabilitation Programme

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LANGKAWI – A total 4,281 ex-convicts who underwent the Prisons Department’S community rehabilitation programme, with the cooperation of the armed forces, have landed jobs. Home Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Alwi Ibrahim today said the success of the ex-convicts clearly showed the effectiveness of the programme which was started in 2011. “The support of private companies in…

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Anwar Arrives At Sungai Buloh Prison

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SUNGAI BULOH: A convoy which included silver Nissan X-Trail, in which Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim left the court, arrived at the Sungai Buloh Prison at 3.49pm. It was escorted by eight other vehicles. The entrance of the prison was barricaded with wire gates and the prison guards and police guards stood guard. No supporters of…

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TV Host Jimmy Shanley’s Ex Wife Sentenced To Prison

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SHAH ALAM: The ex-wife of television host Jimmy Shanley was sentenced to seven days in prison by the Syariah High Court,here. for contempt of court following failure to obey a court-ordered custody and visitation rights of their daughter, Zahrah Rania filed by Jimmy two years ago. Harian Metro reported that syarie judge Mawardi Che Man made…

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S. Korean Ferry Captain Gets 36 Years In Prison

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SEOUL – A South Korean court today handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people. The chief engineer got 30 years, and 13 other crew members were sentenced to up to…

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