India  /  Published 16.02.19

20-year jail for Kerala priest for rape

A Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. A criminal ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

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

North East  /  Published 29.01.20

3 cops suspended

Three policemen, including a sub-inspector, have been suspended after a cadre of a militant outfit was found dead in a lock-up in Manipur’s Kangpoki district, a senior police officer said on Wednesd...
By Robert Sapam in Imphal

North East  /  Published 17.01.20

Minister vows to transform jails

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana on Friday said the state government was working towards transforming jails or prisons into places of learning. Official sources said Lalchamliana, during his interac...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

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

World  /  Published 06.08.19

Inmate who tried to escape as a girl dies

A Brazilian inmate, whose masked attempt to break out of jail dressed as his daughter reverberated around the world, was found dead in his cell, after apparently having hanged himself, Rio de Janeiro ...
By Reuters in Rio de Janeiro

North East  /  Published 20.07.19

Mizoram gets first women’s prison

Mizoram got its first women’s prison on Friday.A home department official on Saturday said the state’s first central women’s prison was inaugurated by home minister Lalchamliana at Tanhril near ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

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

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.19

Parole benefits prisoners and society

It is troubling to come across demands for awarding life sentences without parole to individuals alleged to have perpetrated heinous offences. More so because these demands are coming from people who ...
By Smita Chakraburtty in

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


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