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On this day…in 1886

On this day, 9th January 1868, the last convict ship to transport prisoners to Australia (the Hougoumont) arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia. The prisoners would have been excited but...

Are these ghost POW’s on death march in Borneo?

Retired army officer, Major John Tulloch, had revisited the muddy track in Borneo where thousands of World War Two PoWs trudged to their deaths,...

Prisoners hunger strike over prostitute ban

INMATES at several prisons in Kyrgyzstan have launched a hunger strike over new restrictions barring them from being visited by prostitutes, a state official...

Lethal injection replaces the Firing Squad

Lethal injections are to replace firing squads to execute prisoners who have been sentenced to death.  

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