News and updates about jail

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for faking attack

The actor was found guilty in December of lying to police about an alleged attack he faced in 2019.

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for faking attack

71-year-old army vet still in jail over Jan 6

Lonnie Coffman speaks to Greg Kelly from jail.

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UK radio host and singer pleads guilty to spreading Jew hatred

Cornish singer and radio host, whose music was banned by a local soccer team, told by judge to anticipate jail sentence.

UK radio host and singer pleads guilty to spreading Jew hatred

3 arrested, 3 detained on suspicion of planning attack on jail wardens

Suspects planned to harm prison guards in Israel Prison's Service facilities.

3 arrested, 3 detained on suspicion of planning warden attack

Woman who killed abusive husband is freed after 18 years of jail

Dalal Da'ud, an Israeli woman in her 40s, suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband. The parole board approved her early release.

Woman who killed abusive husband is freed after 18 years of jail

LA to pay $12 million to innocent woman convicted of murder

Susan Mellen, sentenced to life in prison without parole, was released in 2014 with the help of a nonprofit legal organization.

LA to pay $12 million to innocent woman convicted of murder

Tommy Robinson in double jeopardy

British immigration reform activist faces jail time again for original contempt charge thrown out five months ago.

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Five female IDF observers sent to jail

Five female IDF observers sent to 10 days incarceration after refusing to paint wall at base on Gaza border.

Five female IDF observers sent to jail

Nigerian woman and her four children locked up in Israeli prison

Prison staff bring toys, books, candy for children to prison not equipped to handle young children.

Nigerian woman and her four children locked up in Israeli prison

Soldier jailed over beard to be released for Independence Day

IDF soldier sent to military prison for growing beard during Omer will be released to be with his family on Israel's 70th.

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Iran upholds jail terms for American residents

Iranian judiciary upholds 10-year jail terms for an American and two U.S.-Iranian dual nationals.

Iran upholds jail terms for American residents

Idaho inmates sue state prison service for kosher meals

A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four Jewish prisoners in Idaho jails who are seeking kosher meals.

Idaho inmates sue state prison service for kosher meals

6,500 security-related prisoners are sitting in Israeli jails

Israel holds 6,500 security-related prisoners, including 57 women and 300 minors.

6,500 security-related prisoners are sitting in Israeli jails

Montreal ex-mayor to serve 1 year in jail for fraud

First Jewish Montreal mayor says he'll be a better person when he comes out of jail.

Montreal ex-mayor to serve 1 year in jail for fraud

Fatah parties for freed terrorist held in Israeli cities

Fatah holds party celebrating terrorist's release, flies PLO flags - in Lod.

Fatah parties for freed terrorist held in Israeli cities

Man who passed cell phones to MK Ghattas arrested

Ghattas smuggled the phones he had received to Hamas prisoners in jail.

Man who passed cell phones to MK Ghattas arrested

Terrorist who murdered Israeli man dies in jail

Yasser Hamdouni, terrorist serving a life sentence for the murder of Avner Maimon in 2003,died this morning in jail during sports activity.

Terrorist who murdered Israeli citizen dies in prison

Sexual Abuse Rabbi is 'Cursing' Prison Guards

Guards complain after Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg - in detention over case on sexual abuse of 11 women - places a 'kfeida' curse on them.

Sexual Abuse Rabbi is 'Cursing' Prison Guards

ISIS Blows Up Assad Massacre Prison

In ancient city of Palmyra prison symbolizing brutality of Assad regime demolished; jail was site of massacre, held political prisoners.

ISIS Blows Up Assad Massacre Prison

American Arrested in UAE for 'Facebook Insults'

An American employed by a company in the UAE has been arrested in that country – for griping on Facebook about his job.

American Arrested in UAE for 'Facebook Insults'

UK Man Jailed for Anti-Semitic Tweet to Labor MP

Garron Helm, 21, sentenced to 4 weeks in jail for sending a “grossly offensive” anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Labor MP Luciana Berger.

UK Man Jailed for Anti-Semitic Tweet to Labor MP

Iranian Professor Faces Jail Over Nuclear Program

Iranian university professor found guilty of "committing propaganda against the system".

Iranian Professor Faces Jail for Questioning Nuclear Program

Hamas Defiant over Israeli Crackdown

Hamas responds to Cabinet decision to harshen prison conditions, says 'arresting hundreds won't stop us.'

Hamas Defiant over Israeli Crackdown

Cabinet Decides to Harshen Hamas Jail Conditions

Internal security minister given a freer hand by Security Cabinet to take away frills of prison life for jailed Hamas terrorists.

Cabinet Decides to Harshen Hamas Jail Conditions

Jailed Terrorist's Wife Has Son Via Smuggled Sperm

Case is first of its kind in Gaza, although Judea and Samaria Arab prisoners have smuggled out sperm to have kids in past.

Jailed Terrorist's Wife Has Son With Smuggled Sperm

Bangladesh: Jailed for Trying to Visit Israel

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury's set to add fuel to criticism over Bangladeshi government's human rights record.

Bangladesh: Newspaper Editor Jailed for Trying to Visit Israel

Tunisian Rapper Jailed For 'Insulting Police'

'Weld El 15' went on run in August after 21-month sentence without trial, now turns self in and sentenced 4-months.

Tunisian Rapper Jailed For 'Insulting Police'

Demonstrators at Jail: Don't Release Murderers

Demonstrators marched in protest to the jail where terrorists are currently being held prior to their release tomorrow.

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Rabbi Describes Yom Kippur in Prison

Rabbi Yekutiel Vizner describes heart-rending prayers of prisoners.

Rabbi Describes Yom Kippur in Prison