India  /  Published 21.09.19

Citing heat in UP, Kashmiri prisoners seek shift

Many of the Kashmiri prisoners who were shifted to Uttar Pradesh jails after the August 5 lockdown have written to the heartland state’s prison authorities asking to be moved back to jails in their ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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

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

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

North East  /  Published 21.02.19

Books to expand jail horizons in Assam

The inmates of Barpeta district jail in lower Assam will soon have books to read with AGP legislator Gunindra Nath Das donating Rs 5 lakh to set up a library on the prison premises.This is the first i...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 20.12.19

CAG finds lacunae in prisons

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found that Meghalaya houses young offenders with other inmates. In the report on general, social and economic sectors for the year ended March 31, 2018, t...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

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 07.03.19

Behind bars and forgotten

Even though India and Pakistan have made some efforts to streamline the process of repatriating each other’s prisoners, a visit to prisons on either side can still yield disturbing stories.Often, th...
By Palak Chaudhari in

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

India  /  Published 31.12.18

Abduction, assault charge on jailed ex-MP

A Lucknow-based businessman has alleged that he was abducted from the city last week and taken to Deoria jail, where imprisoned gangster Atiq Ahmed and his accomplices assaulted him and forced him to ...
By PTI in Lucknow


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