World  /  Published 28.04.22

Moscow frees detained US ex-Marine in swap

The US and Russia announced on Wednesday a prisoner swap that has freed Trevor R. Reed, a former Marine who was convicted on charges that his family said were bogus, in exchange for Konstantin Yaroshe...
By Ivan Nechepurenko

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.22

Dignity on death row

Chitrabhanu, a death-row prisoner for around 19 years, was confined to a single cell in the death barrack of the prison. His mercy petition is pending before the president. He narrated his agony to th...
By Shaileshwar Yadav

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.22

Freedom behind bars: prisoners

Prison terms are meant to serve as punishment for serious crimes and as deterrents against repeat offences. In India, the prison system is failing on both counts. A Jharkhand government initiative is ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.22

Mind the act: death row convicts

The Supreme Court has opened up a new dimension in the assessment of death row prisoners. In a landmark judgment, the court made psychological evaluation mandatory for convicts likely to be awarded ca...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.22

Harsh bars: prisons

Crimes against women continue to be a major concern in India. According to the report, Prison Statistics India: 2020, among close to 90,000 prisoners serving time for committing offences, about 1...
By The Editorial Board


Lifestyle  /  Published 17.01.22

Rohan Ghose’s ‘Mukti’ tells the tale of political prisoners

“The concept was brought to me by Trinanjan Chakroborty, a historian and old friend and was written by me along with Joydip Banerjee and Soumit Deb. I was sure from the get-go that I would be di...

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.09.21

Mental health training for cops

The Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) is set to organise special training sessions for cops to identify mental illnesses in undertrial prisoners and provide necessary support in an ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

World  /  Published 12.08.21

Canada trader jailed for 11 years in China

A court in China sentenced a Canadian businessman, Michael Spavor, to 11 years in prison after declaring him guilty of spying on Wednesday, deepening a split with Canada, which has condemned the case ...
By Chris Buckley, Dan Bilefsky, Tracy Sherlock in New York

India  /  Published 29.07.21

SC: Need portal for captivity details

Details about period of incarceration of inmates must be put in public domain to facilitate release of such convicts by making them aware of their rights on premature release by taking benefits of rem...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.05.21

UP: 21 prisoners refuse parole

Most people would do anything to get out of jail. But that's not the case with 21 inmates in nine prisons of Uttar Pradesh who have written to authorities saying they don't want parole as stay...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Lucknow


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