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Foreigners Make Up 80 Percent of Swiss Prison Inmates

The number of prisoners in Switzerland has soared in the last 30 years with foreigners now accounting for 80 per cent of the prison population, according to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.


Murder Suspect Caught Taking Selfies Behind Bars

A Georgia woman accused of robbing, beating, and burning a grandmother who later died has been caught taking selfies and posting them to social media while behind bars.

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Drones Are Being Used to Smuggle Drugs into British Jails

Drones are increasingly being used to smuggle drugs and other contraband into Britain’s jails. So serious is the problem that the government has already slapped a two year jail term on anyone caught delivering illicit material in this way. Smugglers


Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.