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Maharashtra: Scheme to provide loans to inmates in state prisons launched

May 01, 2022 4:31 pm

The credit scheme titled Jivhala is being offered by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank for the inmates undergoing long term sentences.

How a race-based medical formula is keeping some black men in prison

April 24, 2022 4:51 pm

Maurice McPhatter, 49, was one of more than 20,000 federal prisoners who have sought early release during the pandemic. Thousands have been freed through that process.

Mass jailing of undertrials must end

February 14, 2022 9:37 am

The issue needs public health & gender sensitive approach, as overcrowded prisons have felt devastating impact of the Omicron variant

A prison diary from Tihar, by Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita

January 24, 2022 9:37 am

🔴 In these times of suffering brought on by the pandemic, it is imperative for the Indian judiciary and the state to ensure the right to life of the people it continues to hold in its custody and not let prisons become graveyards of human rights and dignity.

New rule makes thousands of federal inmates eligible for release

January 14, 2022 12:48 pm

🔴 As part of those guidelines, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has begun transferring eligible inmates to supervised release programs, residential reentry centers or home confinement.

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.


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.