A Derbyshire man convicted of murder in 1867 was sent to the other side of the world to pay for his crime.
Daniel Marsh was one of thousands sent across the seas to Australia to free up space in British prisons. Which at the time were at full capacity.
Throughout his time in prison he sent letters home to the UK about his life in prison.
The letters being auctioned on Friday, have been described as the only known letters of this kind.
A man who absconded from an open prison in Lincolnshire has been living in Wolverhampton for four months claiming Jobseekers' Allowance.
Brendan Ryan had been serving time at North Sea Camp open prison for arson and threatening to kill a woman. He absconded in December last year and was not detained until April.
Full report by Keith Wilkinson on the prisoner who absconded from jail in Lincolnshire and was claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Wolverhampton
A former Midlands prison could be turned into a business park if new proposals go ahead. Rutland County Council says it's started 'final' negotiations with the Ministry of Justice to buy Ashwell Prison. It was shut last March two years after being badly damaged during a prison riot.