March 03, 2021 2:50 am
With prisoners having no access to such facilities, officials said that clarity will be sought on how and when those in jails can be vaccinated. During the initial days of the pandemic, prisoners were tested through health officials visiting jails.
February 15, 2021 1:49 am
One would also have to gauge the impact based on the number of deaths. We handled more than 50,000 inmates during the pandemic and there were seven casualties among prisoners and eight among staffers.
October 18, 2020 2:33 am
Enacted three years ago, the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, has provisions for all medical officers in prisons to be trained to provide basic and emergency mental healthcare. The provisions of the Act, activists say, are yet to be followed regularly in prisons.
August 17, 2020 10:50 pm
Following directions from the Bombay High Court, random testing of inmates and staff is also being undertaken, along with mandatory testing of high-risk contacts of inmates and staff who have tested positive.
July 10, 2019 5:53 am
While hearing a PIL filed by NGO Jan Adalat - Centre of Para-Legal Services and Legal Aid on the issue of jail conditions in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court in 2017 had asked the state to improve the standard of the prisons
December 27, 2018 5:26 am
The department started procuring the SLRs after the budgetary provisions, for the 220 rifles of 7.62 mm bore, were sanctioned by the state government.
June 03, 2018 3:53 am
Based on the direction, the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) had passed an order to all district civil surgeons to form a team for the weekly visits to jails.
January 22, 2018 5:10 am
“We have enroled students from 15 law colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar and Pune. Each college has been sending at least 15 students to visit prisons and help undertrials including filing applications for bail, surety or other legal issues,” says Radhakrishnan.
January 22, 2018 4:46 am
Calling work so far ‘commendable’, HC grants committee six months’ extension for assessment.
February 11, 2014 3:45 am
Prisons Department recommends action against Jail Superintendent and Senior Jailer