Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Ever on trial

For years, under-trial prisoners have outnumbered convicted persons in Indian prisons. But now the National Crime Records Bureau’s report, Prison Statistics India: 2020, shows that under-trial p...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.11.21

MGM: Hunt for inmate on run

City police on Friday launched a hunt for a 25-year-old undertrial who fled from the MGM Medical College hospital prisoners' ward raising questions on security arrangements. Utter laxity on the pa...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 19.07.21

Maha: 4 undertrials escape

Four undertrials escaped from a sub jail in Madha in Maharashtra's Solapur district on Monday morning, one of whom was nabbed some time later, police said. One of the escapees, identified as Akba...
By Our bureau and PTI in Pune

India  /  Published 19.05.21

Rights panel seeks UP jail firing report

The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to submit an action-taken report on the May 14 killing of three prisoners at Chitrakoot jail. Anshul Dixit, an un...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.09.20

Probe into trauma of disabled undertrial

The state disability commissioner on Wednesday asked the Jharkhand inspector-general of prisons to investigate and submit a report on the alleged mental trauma undergone by a physically challenged und...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


India  /  Published 15.05.20

42,259 undertrials released across country during lockdown: Nalsa report

A total of 42,259 undertrials were released across the country during the lockdown in a move to decongest prisons in view of the coronavirus outbreak.An interim report on initiative taken by the Natio...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.09.18

Minor undertrial found hanging in shelter

The body of a 17-year-old undertrial was found hanging early on Thursday at the Ghaghidih-based correction home for boys in Parsudih thana area here, his parents alleging lax police probe into his cas...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

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

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


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