‘The Serpent’ serial killer Charles Sobhraj returns to France

‘The Serpent’ serial killer Charles Sobhraj returns to France

Charles Sobhraj, a convicted killer who police believe killed more than 20 western backpackers on the “hippie trail” through Asia in the 1970s and 1980s, returned to France on Saturday after nearly two decades behind bars in Nepal. Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the release of Sobhraj, known as the “bikini killer” in Thailand, and ‘The … Read more

Kathy Hochul blasted over clemency in 1993 murder of 11-year-old NYC boy

Kathy Hochul blasted over clemency in 1993 murder of 11-year-old NYC boy

The convicted killer of an 11-year-old Queens boy was granted clemency by Gov. Kathy Hochul and could get sprung from prison within weeks — sparking outrage from elected officials and law-enforcement sources familiar with the heartbreaking case. In announcing her Wednesday decision to commute Bruce Bryant’s 37-1/2 years-to-life sentence — making him immediately eligible for … Read more

American woman released same day as Griner recounts horror of Russian captivity l GMA – Good Morning America

American woman released same day as Griner recounts horror of Russian captivity l GMA – Good Morning America

American woman released same day as Griner recounts horror of Russian captivity l GMA  Good Morning America

Victims and people harmed by crime say restorative justice helped them heal, now there are calls to make it more available

Victims and people harmed by crime say restorative justice helped them heal, now there are calls to make it more available

After Olive Gully’s husband was killed in a robbery gone wrong, she spent more than a decade being angry. Key points: Restorative justice is a process where perpetrators and victims of crime have a facilitated interaction It can reduce recidivism rates and help people harmed by crime feel heard The Victorian Law Reform Commission argues adult … Read more

Chief bombmaker in Bali bombings released from Indonesian prison after ‘good behaviour’

Chief bombmaker in Bali bombings released from Indonesian prison after ‘good behaviour’

Convicted terrorist and the main bombmaker in the 2002 Bali bombings Umar Patek has been released from jail in Java, after serving just over half of his original 20-year sentence. Key points: Indonesian authorities say Umar Patek had fulfilled all the requirements for parole, citing good behaviour Patek was sentenced to 20 years in prison, a decade after the bombing, having spent nine … Read more

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding clients, tax fraud

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding clients, tax fraud

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Former celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her litigation against former President Donald Trump, was sentenced in Orange County to 14 years in federal prison for tax and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti’s sentence will run consecutively — … Read more

Art gallery at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison opens doors to public, and for prisoners

Art gallery at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison opens doors to public, and for prisoners

Neil flicks through the gallery catalogue, looking for his first painting. The art sessions at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison help him deal with negative feelings and stop him thinking about “the stupid stuff”, he says. Neil grew up in foster care and in jail. Over time, his paintings have become brighter, full of the colours missing in his first … Read more

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

A Canberra man sprung from custody last year when his girlfriend rammed a corrections car has expressed relief after he was given a 16-month jail sentence by the ACT Magistrates Court. Key points: Kane Quinn was being driven to a medical appointment in a sedan when his girlfriend, Lila Walto, crashed into it Magistrate Louise … Read more

Sean Turnell says he ‘could never hate Myanmar’ despite spending 650 days in ‘horrible’ prisons

Sean Turnell says he ‘could never hate Myanmar’ despite spending 650 days in ‘horrible’ prisons

In the early hours of the morning on February 6, 2021, Australian economics professor Sean Turnell received a chilling warning from a staff member at his hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. “The security system, security cameras have been taken over by the military during the night,” he was told. “The cameras were focused on my door.” … Read more