3 doctors could be jailed for restraining psychiatric patient for 2 weeksAug. 26, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
Three doctors could be jailed after they kept a psychiatric patient restrained for around two weeks.
Zug prison quarantines after inmate tests positiveJuly 28, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
A prison in canton Zug is in quarantine after an inmate tested positive. The prison says the man didn’t catch t...
Vegan man loses claim that he was unable to eat vegan food in prisonJuly 16, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
A vegan man has lost his bid for compensation after he claimed he was unable to follow his diet while in prison.
Covid-19: Protests break out in Geneva's main prisonApril 6, 2020, 10:25 a.m.
There were protests inside Geneva’s main prison over the weekend - over concerns about Covid-19 infections.&nbs...
Brazilian arrested on return to Europe after 11 yearsNov. 12, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Swiss authorities don’t forget.
Mother sentenced for beating daughter, 4, with spoonOct. 30, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
A mother has been sentenced to a 20-month suspended prison sentence in Bellinzona for beating her 4-year-old daughter...
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...