Indian jails

Indian jails News

Gained in Translation: Innocent criminals

The main problem of Indian jails is overcrowding. Government statistics and reports also indicate this. According to the Prison Statistics of India 2015, there are 4,19,723 prisoners in 1,401 jails. Of these, 67.2 per cent are undertrials, who languish in jails for years.

Over 6,000 foreigners in jail, most of them are Bangladeshis

The 2014 data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has for the first time categorised foreigners incarcerated in jails across the country according to their nationality.


SC ‘pained’ by detention of mentally-ill Pak prisoners,questions govt

The Supreme Court has expressed anguish at the plight of mentally unsound Pakistani nationals languishing in Indian jails even after serving their sentences

Indian jails house 124 Pakistanis involved in terror acts

Out of these,3 Pakistanis including Kasab sentenced to death,revealed MoS for Home Jitendra Singh.

SC shocked by number of Pakistanis in Indian jails without trial

Court has asked the Centre to file within two weeks a comprehensive report on them.