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At the state’s mercy: ringing the Covid alarm in Delhi’s prisons

May 06, 2021 8:50 am

Overcrowded jails need the authorities’ urgent attention to check mass infections

Is Aadhaar mandatory for prisoners to get vaccinated: Bombay HC asks Centre, Maharashtra govt

April 30, 2021 1:39 am

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) based on news reports highlighting alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in last two months in prisons across the state.

Brawl in Sabarmati prison in Ahmedabad leaves two inmates injured

March 25, 2021 7:32 am

Around 11.30 pm on Monday, prisoners Shadab Hakeem (27) and Sameel Qureshi (25) were allegedly assaulted by two other inmates, Shahrukh Rangrez and Shabbir Rangrez, inside circle 3-1 barrack of the prison in Ranip, police said.

Repeat offenders cannot claim release on temporary bail: Bombay HC

May 15, 2020 10:26 pm

A single bench of Bombay High Court refused a plea seeking temporary release filed by former BJP corporator Mahesh B Patil after his bail application was rejected by a sessions court.

A Maharashtra jail gets a new radio station that authorities say is helping

June 30, 2019 6:30 am

Why a Mumbai prison got a radio station going.

Selfies of Basti jail inmates found on Facebook; probe on

February 10, 2018 2:04 am

Jail officials, however, denied that they had found any cellphone from the three prisoners during a search after the matter came to light. Additional Inspector General (Prison) Sharad Kulshrestha said Gorakhpur DIG (Prisons) Yadvendra Shukla will probe the matter and submit a report at the earliest

Prison break: Wiring harness unit in Yerawada jail offers employment to inmates

October 28, 2015 5:29 am

The inmates were trained for three months and they are now producing 80 units per day adding up to 2,000 units per month.

Venezuela: Fire at Tocuyito Prison kills 17, injures 11

September 01, 2015 9:11 am

The fire at the Tocuyito facility in Carabobo state overnight left nine men and eight women dead.

Video Conferencing units: State equips 38 prisons, 217 courts with facility

July 02, 2015 1:57 am

Also, a “tele-medicine” facility has been started on an experimental basis in the Mumbai Central prison.


Prison Inside Me: South Koreans lock themselves up to escape daily life

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

A downturn in South Korea's high-tech, export-driven economy has intensified a hyper-competitive school and work environment that experts say adds to a high incidence of stress and suicide


Suresh Chhara arrested for allegedly attacking journalist Revati Laul

January 21, 2016 11:57 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 21 (ANI): Gujarat riots convict Suresh Chhara, who was out on parole, was arrested in Ahmedabad on Thursday for allegedly attacking journalist Revati Laul. Laul, who is writing a book on the convicts in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, said she was attacked by Chhara when she went to house in Naroda area of Ahmedabad late on Wednesday evening for interviewing him. Chhara has been convicted to 31 years in prison for his involvement in the Naroda Patiya massacre, in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal riots. He was out on parole.