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Maharashtra Prisons Department


Prison dept writes to districts to draw up list of inmates eligible for vaccination

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.

‘Video-conferencing can be a long-term change for speedy trials’: Sunil Ramanand

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.

Lack of intervention for mental health of Maharashtra prison inmates matter of concern, say experts

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.

Covid cases in Maharashtra prisons cross 1,000, 25 jails affected

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.

Maharashtra spends a measly Rs 37.49 per day on each prisoner’s food

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

Maharashtra prison dept to start training guards in use of new, improved weapons

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.

No weekly clinics at jails 7 months on, govt issues fresh directions

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.

A retired judge, cops and a professor: Five-member committee keen to make a difference for prisoners

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.

Maharashtra: As panel continues assessment, prison reforms begin to kick in

January 22, 2018 4:46 am

Calling work so far ‘commendable’, HC grants committee six months’ extension for assessment.

Dutt’s ‘illegal’ guests in Yerawada: Two top prison officials to face the heat

February 11, 2014 3:45 am

Prisons Department recommends action against Jail Superintendent and Senior Jailer