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

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Forgotten icons of progressive politics

I am taken by utter surprise from time to time when I find that iconic figures of my youth, who, I naturally assume, will continue to remain iconic today, not only do not remain so, but are not even h...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

India  /  Published 20.04.19

Complaint: Muslim inmate branded with ‘Om’

A Muslim inmate of Tihar jail has accused a prison superintendent of branding him with the symbol “Om” on his back and denying him food for two days.A Delhi magistrate’s court on Wednesday issue...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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 20.03.19

Police immunity can hurt civil liberties

While there are a plethora of laws in the country for crimes committed by the citizens, when it comes to the culpability of the police, there are very limited ways in which the police can be held acco...
By Mustafa Haji in

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 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

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

India  /  Published 20.02.19

Pak man killed in Jaipur prison brawl: Officials

A Pakistani national lodged in the central jail in Jaipur was allegedly killed on Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners.'A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly murdered today in the central jail. The ...
By PTI in Jaipur


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