Those who commit the most serious animal welfare offences face a five year prison sentence under new laws published yesterday.
A prison inmate in Ohio has been filmed attempting to catch a contraband parcel dropped by a drone.
Prison officers were attacked with pool balls in a siege involving around 20 inmates.
Three prisoners who died behind bars at a north-east super jail – including a convicted machete murderer – did so of natural causes, an inquiry has ruled.
At least 57 prisoners have been killed by other inmates during clashes between organised crime groups at Altamira prison in northern Brazil, according to officials.
A young man who told a mental health nurse he would kill himself if he went to prison later died after hanging himself in a cell.
A crippling staffing crisis at the north-east’s only prison has resulted in inmates being left in their cells for up to 23 hours a day.
One area to be praised by inspectors was the prison's family centre services - but yesterday it was revealed these have since been slashed due to funding cuts.
A north-east superjail will host an open day this month in an attempt to tackle its staffing crisis.
A recruitment crisis at a north-east super jail could be increasing the risk of officers being attacked, it was claimed yesterday.
Dozens of staff and prisoners have been attacked at a north-east super jail over the past seven months, it emerged yesterday.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual national who has been imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges, is preparing to go on hunger strike in protest amid claims she is being denied medical care.
North-east mum launches crowdfunder to help free son ‘languishing’ in Scotland’s psychiatric hospital
A north-east mum has launched a crowdfunder to battle for her son to be released from Scotland's state psychiatric hospital.
A tattooed control freak who targeted his vicious attacks on his partner so that the bruises would be hidden under her clothes and out of sight of her family and friends has been freed after appeal judges overturned his prison sentence.
The man who threw acid over television presenter Katie Piper has been released from prison.
Built in 1888, Peterhead Prison housed some of Scotland's hardest and most violent men for the next 125 years.
Probe launched after prisoner who tried to kill three police officers posts pictures from within jail on Facebook
An investigation has been launched after pictures purportedly taken inside HMP Grampian ended up on Facebook.
Prison bosses have revealed that the super jail in Peterhead is now running at almost full capacity.
Scottish campaigners were yesterday shocked after an attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales was unexpectedly blocked.
Prison bosses at the north east’s superjail have “continually failed” the region’s young offenders a leading prisoner support charity has said.
Three men linked to serious organised crime have been jailed for a total of more than 20 years for dealing heroin and cocaine.
A scrap metal dealer has been jailed for swindling the taxman out of more than £200,000.
Prisoners at a north-east superjail will tuck into a three course meal with trimmings to celebrate Christmas behind bars.
A former British soldier who spent four years in an Indian prison has said he feels “betrayed” by the UK Government.
Freed pirate-hunter Billy Irving could be home within a week, his jubilant fiancee said as he was finally released from an Indian prison.
The fiancee of former soldier turned pirate hunter Billy Irving has said she cannot wait to be a family again now he has finally been freed.
From a dream romance that should have lasted forever to the cold hard floor of a jail cell.
The owner of a pet gecko that was shredded in a blender in a “chillingly evil” act has backed calls for much longer prison sentences for animal cruelty crimes.
Two men who blew up cash machines in a spree across the north-east have had their jail sentences slashed.
Cross-party consensus against prison sentences of less than a year is growing, with Scottish Lib Dems and Labour backing alternatives to custody.
Plans have officially been lodged for a new £66million jail at the back of the biggest retail park in Inverness.
A radical design of a proposed new Inverness jail was warmly welcomed yesterday by the few who felt compelled to take a closer look.