India  /  Published 28.05.22

MLC pledge ends fast at Taloja Central Prison

An undertrial in the Elgaar Parishad terrorism case who started a hunger strike against poor living conditions in Navi Mumbai’s Taloja Central Prison last weekend called off the protest on the a...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 13.05.22

Barred voices

Hope Behind Bars: Notes From Indian Prisons Edited by: Sanjoy Hazarika and Madhurima Dhanuka Publisher: Pan Macmillan Price: Rs 599 Both as an experience and subject, incarceration, generally spe...
By Nabanipa Bhattacharjee

World  /  Published 12.05.22

Probe ordered on Lankan prison inmates

An investigation has been launched by Sri Lanka's jail authorities on the allegations that a group of inmates from a prison camp in the island nation were used to attack anti-government protesters...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Colombo

India  /  Published 14.04.22

‘Snowflakes’ quench a thirst in Taloja prison

Bombay High Court pulled up jail authorities for denying Navlakha books by P.G. Wodehouse. Jail officials had claimed it was a “security risk”. Previously, Father Stan, who had Parkinson&...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 09.04.22

Jailed Indian origin cult leader dies in UK

An Indian-origin man who ran a secretive extremist Maoist cult in London and was sentenced to 23 years in jail by a UK court for a string of sexual assaults six years ago has died in jail. Aravindan ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London


India  /  Published 07.04.22

Protesters stripped inside prison

  A journalist and a few activists who were protesting against the arrest of an artist were detained and forced to strip down to their undergarments while in police custody in Madhya Pradesh'...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.22

Freedom behind bars: prisoners

Prison terms are meant to serve as punishment for serious crimes and as deterrents against repeat offences. In India, the prison system is failing on both counts. A Jharkhand government initiative is ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.22

Mind the act: death row convicts

The Supreme Court has opened up a new dimension in the assessment of death row prisoners. In a landmark judgment, the court made psychological evaluation mandatory for convicts likely to be awarded ca...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Ever on trial

For years, under-trial prisoners have outnumbered convicted persons in Indian prisons. But now the National Crime Records Bureau’s report, Prison Statistics India: 2020, shows that under-trial p...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 17.01.22

Indian fisherman dies in Pak jail

A 50-year-old fisherman from Gujarat, who was apprehended by Pakistani authorities a year ago on high seas, died in a jail in that country due to unknown reasons, an official said on Monday. The dece...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Veraval


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