KABUL, April 12: The Taliban will release 20 Afghan government prisoners it was holding, a spokesman of the Islamist militant group said on Sunday, the first handover since the beginning of a peace process.

21 inmates released from Siraha jail

March 29, 2020 15:00 pm

SIRAHA, March 29: The Siraha Prison administration has released 21 prisoners, in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the prison.

KABUL, March 27: Afghanistan will release at least 10,000 prisoners above the age of 55 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, officials said on Thursday.

TEHRAN, Iran, March 19: Iran’s top leader will pardon 10,000 more prisoners in an apparent effort to combat the coronavirus, state TV reported Thursday.

DUBAI, March 9: Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary.

TEL AVIV, Jan 10: Israel on Friday released two more prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation last year of the body of a long-missing Israeli soldier.

The prisoners of Tanahu District Prison are hardly getting the time to celebrate the festival because of their busy schedule in making muda stools. Through the income they make from selling mudas, the prisoners are sending money to their families. Out of 100 inmates, 44 of them are already involved in it.

Waterlogging in district prison

July 15, 2019 14:15 pm

BARDIBAS, July 15: Prisoners have been left reeling after the district prison has been waterlogged following incessant rains since the past six days. The ground floor of the prison building is five feet in water, forcing the inmates to shift to the upper floors.

Prisoners receive Bhai Tika in prison

November 9, 2018 13:04 pm

GULMI, Nov 10: Prisoners serving jail-term in the district prison have celebrated Bhai Tika.

KATHMANDU, May 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to 816 prisoners.

COLUMBIA, April 17: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.”

BANEPA, March 5: Inmates at the Kavre District Jail have raised voice against utter high handedness of some of the 'leader' inmates. For internal management of jail, jailer appoints leader and assistant leaders from among the inmates. These leaders then pick few others for assisting them, eventually forming a group. According to the inmates, the entire group has been hard on other inmates.

MALDIVES, Feb 2: The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of political prisoners including former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Khotang, March 9: The Diktel English Boarding School of Khotang has donated books to inmates at the district prison, as a noble effort to mark its silver jubilee celebrations.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 3: District prison office is finding it difficult to accommodate increasing number of prisoners for want of space.

Eight prisoners injured in clash

November 27, 2016 12:38 pm

MAHOTTARI, Nov 27: Eight people were injured in the clash that erupted between the two groups supporting prisoners Santosh Pandit and Kari Shah at Jaleshwar Prison in the district on Sunday.

BHOPAL, Oct 31:  Indian police gunned down eight Islamists on Monday after they escaped from a high-security jail by slitting the throat of a prison guard and scaling the walls with knotted bedsheets.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The government has recommended the president to pardon 537 prisoners from their remaining jail term on the occasion of the first Constitution Day.

TV, clothes donated to women prisoners

September 4, 2016 12:11 pm

SINDHULI, Sept 4: Social worker Ujjwal Bikram Thapa has donated a Television set to the women prisoners in the district prison.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued mandamus order to the government to provide ample food ration and other allowances to prisoners.