Indian Prisons: Almost 68% Inmates Undertrials, 70% Illiterate

Almost 68% of all inmates in the 1,387 jails in the country are undertrials, according to the latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2014. Over 40% of all undertrials remain in jail for more than six months before being released on bail. The percentage of undertrial prisoners who remain in jail for more than three months has also gone up from 62% in 2013 to 65% in 2014. The data looks worse when compared to previous years which showed a declining trend. In 2012, the figure stood at 62.3%. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/almost-68-inmates-undertrials-70-of-convicts-illiterate/#sthash.78AsW1Lc.dpuf

Almost 68% of all inmates in the 1,387 jails in the country are undertrials, according to the latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2014. Over 40% of all undertrials remain in jail for more than six months before being released on bail. The percentage of undertrial prisoners who remain in jail for more than three months has also gone up from 62% in 2013 to 65% in 2014. The data looks worse when compared to previous years which showed a declining trend. In 2012, the figure stood at 62.3%. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/almost-68-inmates-undertrials-70-of-convicts-illiterate/#sthash.78AsW1Lc.dpuf