Farmer sentenced to jail for self-justice lock-upOct. 2, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
A Bernese farmer is fighting a one-year prison sentence after he locked up a potential thief in his cellar for two ho...
Grandmother spends night in jail for CHF 300.-Sept. 4, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
A 75-year-old grandmother had to spend a night in jail due to a health insurance mix-up.
Alleged pedophile release consideredAug. 23, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Lawyers representing an alleged pedophile are demanding his release as he has spent too much time in pre-trial detent...
Child abuser prison sentence extendedJune 13, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
A child abuser has had his sentence increased by three years by the Zurich High Court.
Prisoners evacuated after fire in jailMay 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 fineMay 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...
Couple driving Ferrari convicted of fraudApril 16, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
A couple in canton Neuchatel have been convicted of benefit fraud after being seen driving a Ferrari and ordering an ...
Jail possible for speeding young motorcyclistMarch 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 citizensFeb. 7, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Switzerland is locking up more foreigners – and many of those don’t even live in the country.
'Beast of Rupperswil' maybe released one dayDec. 14, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
An appeals court says the so called ‘Beast of Rupperswil’ can be eventually released from prison, but he ...
One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar ownerOct. 30, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A bar owner in canton Thurgau says she will go to prison for a day and not pay a CHF 100 fine for noise.
Gotthard tunnel speeding driver finally serves timeOct. 17, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Has justice finally been served?
Rapist sentence appeal could backfireAug. 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
A 42-year-old rapist is appealing his sentence – and he could find himself behind bars for longer.
Security review after two more prisoners escapeJuly 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 yearJuly 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...
Donkey killer hunter has to pay thousands in damagesJuly 2, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
The Geneva hunter who shot and killed 4 donkeys near the village of Arith in Haute Savoie – claiming he thought...
Notorious Swiss prisoner to be releasedJune 28, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
One of Switzerland’s most notorious prisoners is to be released.
Geneva hunter who shot donkeys faces jailMay 22, 2018, 6:01 a.m.
A 40 year old Geneva hunter is facing jail time in France after he shot and killed 4 donkeys owned by a trekking comp...
Three on run after Geneva prison escapeMay 18, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Three men are on the run after escaping the Champ Dollon prison in Geneva.
Pensioner chooses prison over fineApril 13, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
A 75 year old pensioner in canton Thurgau decided to go to prison for week and not pay a CHF 700 traffic fine –...
Striking prisoners go back to workNov. 28, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
The inmates at the strike hit prison in Bern have gone back to work after authorities agreed there could be a room fo...
Prisoners removed from cells by police due to strikeNov. 22, 2017, 6:18 a.m.
The situation at the Bern prison where the inmates are currently striking for more privileges is getting worse.
Prisoners claim punishments after demands go publicNov. 21, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Inmates at the Thorberg prison in canton Bern are now threatening to go on hunger strike as officials responded after...
Prisoners go in strike to demand 'sex room'Nov. 20, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Inmates at the Thorberg prison in canton Bern have gone on strike.