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Prison Reform
West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Peaceful existence in an open prison

Chandan Chandra has no time to sleep or eat these days. He wakes up long before daybreak, takes a quick bath at the well beside his tenement and cycles 25 kilometres to reach his makeshift studio. Thi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 24.03.19

Own clothes, jail food for Nirav

Nirav Modi will be desperately hoping he gets bail when he reappears at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on March 29 because the last five days he has spent in Wandsworth prison in southwest Londo...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

The blurred line between violence and justice

Indians are often unable to tell the difference between vengeance and the popular notion of justice. As a result of this, the use of violence and torture on undertrial prisoners and suspects in custod...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.18

Do prisoners have no rights in India?

It is one thing to discuss prison reform and an entirely different thing to witness prison conditions. In September, the Supreme Court had set up a panel to formulate prison reforms, reduce overcrowdi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.03.20

Bengal and the question of justice

The recently released India Justice Report 2019, which provides a succinct analysis of government data across the four pillars of justice — judiciary, police, prisons and legal aid — ranks West Be...
By Deepan Kumar Sarkar & Madhurima Dhanuka in


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