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...
Couple driving Ferrari convicted of fraud

Couple driving Ferrari convicted of fraud

April 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 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.
'Beast of Rupperswil' maybe released one day

'Beast of Rupperswil' maybe released one day

Dec. 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 owner

One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar owner

Oct. 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 time

Gotthard tunnel speeding driver finally serves time

Oct. 17, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Has justice finally been served?
Rapist sentence appeal could backfire

Rapist sentence appeal could backfire

Aug. 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 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...
Donkey killer hunter has to pay thousands in damages

Donkey killer hunter has to pay thousands in damages

July 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 released

Notorious Swiss prisoner to be released

June 28, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
One of Switzerland’s most notorious prisoners is to be released.
Geneva hunter who shot donkeys faces jail

Geneva hunter who shot donkeys faces jail

May 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 escape

Three on run after Geneva prison escape

May 18, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Three men are on the run after escaping the Champ Dollon prison in Geneva.
Pensioner chooses prison over fine

Pensioner chooses prison over fine

April 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 work

Striking prisoners go back to work

Nov. 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 strike

Prisoners removed from cells by police due to strike

Nov. 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 public

Prisoners claim punishments after demands go public

Nov. 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'

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.
Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

Couple ordered to pay back social security payments

Nov. 1, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
A couple in Zurich have been ordered to pay back CHF 330,000 in social assistance they’ve been given.
Three British speeding drivers have been released from prison

Three British speeding drivers have been released from prison

Sept. 6, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
The three British drivers who’ve been in detention for three months after speeding through Switzerland on a Can...
Convict returned to Switzerland after 16 years on the run

Convict returned to Switzerland after 16 years on the run

Aug. 29, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
A man has been returned to Switzerland to complete his jail term for attempted murder after 16 years on the run. &...
Former police chief to face murder retrial

Former police chief to face murder retrial

July 13, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The former head of Guatemala’s national police, who is a Swiss-Guatemalan citizen, is to face a retrial in Swit...
Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

July 6, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
A man who stole 10,000 bird feathers from natural history museum exhibits is starting a three-year prison sentence ha...
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