The Russian opposition leader and Putin critic reportedly died in jail after years of imprisonment, drawing global criticism towards the Kremlin.
A man sentenced to life behind bars for raping and murdering two girls in 1995 cannot apply for parole until May 2032 following a Parole Board declaration.
Australia's most notorious crooked cop has been taken from prison to a Sydney hospital, where he is receiving end-of-life care.
A man acquitted of a murder for which he spent years in jail has filed a lawsuit claiming police detectives ignored evidence and engaged in misconduct.
Prisons and detention centres in Australia have been described as inhuman and degrading by a UN report that claims some cases may amount to torture.
More than 100 people died in custody during 2022-23, including 17 who were shot, latest data shows.
Indigenous kids are grossly over-represented in juvenile detention and while reducing the numbers is a Closing the Gap target, the figures are getting worse.
A high-security youth wing at an adult prison where Indigenous teenager Cleveland Dodd recently fatally self-harmed will be closed and replaced.
Paul Charlton has been sentenced to jail for the 2007 murder of girlfriend Joanne Howell in what the judge described as an extreme act of domestic violence.
South Australia's incarceration rate jumped by almost a third in the past decade, leading advocates to call for a rethink on the role of prisons in society.
The search is on for three men who escaped from a prison in north Queensland.
Australian economist Sean Turnell became an unlikely prisoner when convicted of being a spy by the Myanmar military but optimism kept hopes of freedom alive.
Authorities are searching for two men who absconded from a correctional centre in Townsville on Sunday.
Hundreds of people have gathered to call for justice after the death of an Indigenous teen who self-harmed in the youth wing of an adult prison.
The death of an Indigenous teenager in a prison cell has been described as preventable, as pressure mounts to close the controversial high-security facility.
James Patrick Roughan who stabbed and decapitated a 17-year-old boy has unsuccessfully sought release on parole after 15 years in prison.
Tasmania's custodial inspector has a described disturbing and unprecedented lockdowns at the state youth detention facility.
A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Unit 18 detention facility in Western Australia.
Before she died in custody Selesa Tafaifa was pleading for her asthma medication and crying out 'I can't breathe', an inquest into her death heard.
A man who lured a German backpacker to a farm with a fake job advert then restrained, drugged and raped her has had his jail term extended indefinitely.
Two prisoners and a parolee hatched a plan to attempt a drone delivery to the exercise yard of drugs and a USB drive full of adult entertainment.
A confidential UN report on conditions inside Australian jails and detention centres must be released by the government, the human rights commissioner says.
A Melbourne man will be extradited to the ACT in policy custody to face justice over the murder of Irma Palasics almost 24 years ago.
Family and supporters of murdered 16-year-old Declan Cutler have screamed out in a Melbourne court room as one of eight boys was acquitted of his murder.
A boy who murdered Declan Cutler in a "frenzied, savage" group attack outside a house party will spend at least a decade in prison for the killing.
The family of a grandmother who was killed and thrown down a mine shaft have wept in court as her killer was jailed for at least seven years.
A judge will be personally liable for part of a man's $300,000 compensation payout after he wrongly jailed a man during divorce proceedings.
The Palaszczuk government has defended new laws allowing watch houses and adult prisons to be used as youth detention centres.
The Victorian government will introduce long-awaited reforms to make it easier for low-level offenders to get bail and cut down on people on remand.
A man has been sentenced to more jail time over a scheme to conceal pure methamphetamine and another drug being on a prison visitor's body.
An inquiry will examine how Wayne Astill was able to rape and assault several women prisoners during the decade he worked at a jail in Sydney's west.