Prisoners evacuated after fire in jail

Prisoners evacuated after fire in jail

May 28, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Several prisoners had to be evacuated from a jail in Fribourg after a fire broke out in a cell. 
Man dies in detention for non-payment of fine

Man dies in detention for non-payment of fine

May 7, 2019, 6:22 a.m.
A Sri Lankan man has died in a jail in Lucerne. The 42-year-old was serving a short sentence for the non-payment of a...
Victim says drunk driver's sentence won't fix injuries

Victim says drunk driver's sentence won't fix injuries

March 8, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing a serious accident while driving drunk, without a licence...
Jail possible for speeding young motorcyclist

Jail possible for speeding young motorcyclist

March 1, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
A young motorcyclist could go to jail for four years after being caught speeding at 146 kph on a road in canton Aarga...
Majority of prisoners not Swiss citizens

Majority of prisoners not Swiss citizens

Feb. 7, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Switzerland is locking up more foreigners – and many of those don’t even live in the country.
Australian visitor faces jail for 2015 speeding

Australian visitor faces jail for 2015 speeding

Feb. 7, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
Swiss police never forget.
Psychiatric treatment could spare man jail time

Psychiatric treatment could spare man jail time

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
A man in Zurich will be spared jail if he agrees to psychiatric treatment after being found guilty of inappropriately...
Student faces deportation after 9 speeding accusations

Student faces deportation after 9 speeding accusations

Nov. 26, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
A 26 year old student is facing jail after being accused of excessive speeding nine times – always in rental cars.
Gotthard tunnel speeding driver finally serves time

Gotthard tunnel speeding driver finally serves time

Oct. 17, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Has justice finally been served?
Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Oct. 3, 2018, 7:26 a.m.
The Geneva prosecutor’s office has made sure a speeding driver will feel the full force of the law by appealing...
Famous speeding case car up for auction

Famous speeding case car up for auction

Sept. 26, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
You could own the car involved in one of the most famous speeding cases in Switzerland.
Man faces jail after fake bomb threat

Man faces jail after fake bomb threat

Sept. 13, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
A fake bomb threat could see a 24-year-old jailed if he can’t pay the fine. In November 2016 the man called the...
Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail time

Sept. 7, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
With winter on the way, some homeless people would prefer to spend the season in jail than on the streets.
Drug smuggler home after 18 years in Indonesian jail

Drug smuggler home after 18 years in Indonesian jail

July 24, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
A Frenchman who has been held in Indonesia for 18 years after trying to smuggle drugs into Bali has flown into Geneva...
Security review after two more prisoners escape

Security review after two more prisoners escape

July 24, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Security measures at a detention centre in Geneva are under review after two prisoners escaped at the weekend.
As many as 250 Swiss citizens locked up in foreign jails every year

As many as 250 Swiss citizens locked up in foreign jails every year

July 23, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
Each year, around 250 Swiss citizens end up in foreign prisons, according to figures released by the Federal Departme...
Farmer jailed for animal mistreatment

Farmer jailed for animal mistreatment

May 1, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
A farmer from canton Solothurn will be going to jail after allowing some of his cows to starve to death.
Driver sentenced to 5 years in jail for causing death running red light

Driver sentenced to 5 years in jail for causing death running red light

Jan. 19, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
A 39 year old driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail for jumping a red light and causing the deat...
Teacher jailed and banned after abuse of 13 year old

Teacher jailed and banned after abuse of 13 year old

Nov. 27, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
A 26 year old teacher has been jailed for 5 years and banned from teaching for life after he met a 13 year old on the...
Thurgau man sentenced to jail for luring underage boys online

Thurgau man sentenced to jail for luring underage boys online

Nov. 3, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
A Thurgau man has been sentenced to three years and seven months in jail for luring underage boys for sex through the...
19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

19 year old driver faces jail after speeding

Sept. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
A 19 year old has had his driving licence taken away, his car seized and faces jail after being caught by a speed cam...
Speeder who crashed into president faces jail

Speeder who crashed into president faces jail

Aug. 11, 2017, 3:36 a.m.
A speeding driver who crashed into the president’s car last September faces up to four years in jail.
Geneva rapist and murder faces decades in jail - but could be paroled

Geneva rapist and murder faces decades in jail - but could be paroled

May 25, 2017, 5:32 a.m.
A Geneva court has jailed for life the rapist and murderer Fabrice A. But judges refused to rule the killer should ne...
Man jailed in Geneva for beating daughter

Man jailed in Geneva for beating daughter

March 13, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
A man has been sentenced to 5 months in prison for beating his 13 year old daughter with an electric cable.
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