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Tag Results for "Prison"

Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for illegal foreign arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure. continue reading »

Prison Riot in Venezuela Leaves 54 Dead, 80 Wounded

At least 54 people died and another 80 were wounded in a prison riot in northwestern Venezuela after authorities carried out an inspection, officials told Efe. "The information we have is that there were 54 fatalities," the director of Central Hospital in Barquisimento, Ruy Medina, in charge of handling the emergency, said. continue reading »

Inmates Stand Down After Taking 8 Prison Guards Hostage in Guatemala

Inmates at a maximum-security prison outside this capital who took eight guards hostage ended their rebellion on Tuesday and freed the last of the captives, Guatemala's interior minister said. "The five guards were liberated after several hours of dialogue and without the use of force," Mauricio Lopez told reporters. continue reading »

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

A total of 967 inmates sentenced to prison terms for federal crimes were moved to Penitentiary 12 in Ocampo, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

A Mazahua Indian man was released from a prison in central Mexico after spending five years behind bars for crimes he never committed. continue reading »

Mexico Unveils New High-Tech Federal Prison

The government has inaugurated a federal prison featuring state-of-the-art technology in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, the first penitentiary built with the participation of the private sector. continue reading »

Mexican Inmates Compete in Their Own Olympic Games

A prison in the Mexican city of Merida is holding its own version of the Olympic Games, giving 800 inmates the chance to compete in 13 different sports, including the ceremonial pre-Columbian ballgame. continue reading »

Argentine Junta Leader Sentenced to 50 years for His Role in Baby-Stealing Scheme

Former junta leader Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for his part in a systematic plan to steal children from political prisoners during Argentina's 1976-1983 military regime. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Player Sentenced to Over 3 Years For Torching his House

Brazil's Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, a former player for Baynern Munich, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months of jail for intentionally burning down his house in Germany. continue reading »

Witness at Police Officers’ Torture Trial Murdered in Argentine Prison

A prisoner who was a witness at the trial of 27 police officers for torturing inmates in a prison in southern Argentina was murdered a month before he was to be included in the program of temporary releases, a non-governmental organization investigating the case told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

U.S. Pleads For Fair Trial Of Brooklyn Contractor Imprisoned in Bolivia

The U.S. government expressed concern Thursday about a 53-year-old American who is on hunger strike in a Bolivian prison and demanded that La Paz ensure he receives a fair and "transparent" trial. continue reading »

Alien Smuggling Ringleader Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

A 27-year-old southwest Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Monday for alien smuggling that resulted in the death of a Honduran national. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol. continue reading »

Mexican Inmate Caught Raffling 5 Star Prison Cells, Decorated by Prison Guards

An inmate in Sonora, Mexico, was caught holding sweepstakes for 3 “luxury suite” prison cells! continue reading »

Botched Suitcase Houdini Act for Mexican Prisoner!

Juan Ramírez was caught as he tried to escape jail inside his conjugal visitor’s suitcase. continue reading »

Police Shut down Tavern Inside Mexican Prison With Plasma TV and Other Goodies

Inmates were served beer, vodka and tequila in a low-security prison in Chihuahua. continue reading »