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Former Ukraine’s PM gets 7 years in prison for abuse of...

A Ukrainian court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison.

Sex tourist sentenced to 10 years in prison

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty of traveling to Mexico to have sex with children.

Canadian sex tourist sentenced to 11 years in prison

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Canadian man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for committing sex tourism with children and importing child pornography.

Lancaster Castle prison may turn into tourist attraction

Lancaster Castle prison could close and become a tourist attraction, it has emerged.

3 British Muslims sentenced in trans-Atlantic flights bomb plot

LONDON — Three British Muslims convicted of participating in a plot to bomb trans-Atlantic airliners have been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison each.

Two British tourists imprisoned for alleged insurance scam

British tourists Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner are being held in a Brazilian prison known as "Cell Zero-Zero" on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

“What a bummer. This was one of Bolivia’s main attractions”

It used to be one of South America's most fabled tourist attractions. Celebrated as unique in the world, San Pedro in La Paz, Bolivia, was a prison like no other.

Puerto Rico man sentenced to 105 years for tourist murder

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico judge sentenced the son of a convicted killer to 105 years in prison Monday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a pregnant Georgia tourist who made a despera

Hard cell: tourists holiday in Latvian prison

A former Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic jail for dissidents in Latvia has reopened as a tourist attraction where visitors pay to sleep in bare cells as "prisoners" and to be insulted by staff dress

Canadian sex tourist gets four years in U.S. prison

A 34-year-old would-be sex tourist from Saskatchewan was sentenced on Friday in an Arizona court to four years in a U.S. prison.

Eco-tourism transforms former prison

Once a prison for Vietnamese patriots during French domination, Con Dao National Park is now a top tourist destination.When most Vietnamese think of Con Dao Island, they think of prison. And for some 100 years that is what it was, but now people are beginning to recognise island as something very different: a hot-spot for eco-tourism.