North East  /  Published 22.07.20

Plea for Assam jail Covid action report

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed Dispur to furnish an action taken report on a July 9 complaint lodged by leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, highlighting the plight of jai...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.20

Penned in: overcrowded jails

Overcrowded prisons are ideal for the spread of the novel coronavirus, and United Nations agencies have been sounding the alarm since early April. One of the UN’s requests was the release of pol...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 22.04.20

‘Jail’ threat to quarantined

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday warned that he would have to declare the Sarusajai stadium quarantine centre a “temporary jail” if the inmates insist on leaving without a do...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.20

Fresh list of inmates eligible for parole, bail in WB

Kolkata, Apr 8 (PTI) The correctional services department in West Bengal has prepared a fresh list of 850 inmates eligible for parole and bail, as part of measures to prevent crowding in jails amid th...
By PTI in Calcutta

World  /  Published 06.04.20

Inmate can sue govt on crowded Pak jails

A Pakistani court has declared that overcrowding in jails is unconstitutional and ruled that a prisoner can sue the government and prison authorities for inhuman treatment during imprisonment, media r...
By PTI in Islamabad

North East  /  Published 06.04.20

Amnesty International appeals to release prisoners

Amnesty International has asked the Assam government to release those declared foreigners or detained across the six detention centres in the state immediately.It welcomed steps taken by the governmen...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

World  /  Published 29.03.20

No masks, sanitiser as virus spreads behind bars

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news:...
By AP in

Delhi  /  Published 23.03.20

Parole plan to clear Delhi prisons

The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Monday that it has decided to decongest prisons to check the spread of coronavirus by providing convicts the options of special parole and furlough....
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 15.03.20

Ronaldinho’s ‘prized’ pig

From delighting millions around the globe, Ronaldinho has now became the football king of a Paraguayan prison.The Agrupacion Especializada prison is playing host to the Brazil legend, who is behind ba...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

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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