Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022



Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, injures 39

September 08, 2021 10:26 am

Authorities are still investigating the cause of fire.

Bails during pandemic, and beyond

February 16, 2021 11:54 pm

Measures used to decongest prisons during the health crisis should be harbingers of humane treatment of undertrials on a long-term basis

Telling Numbers: Prison space grows, but prisoner count grows faster, data show

January 13, 2020 6:58 am

Of the 4,66,084 prisoners as of December 31, 2018, 1,39,488 (30%) were convicts and over 69% (3,23,537) were undertrials. Less than 1% comprised detenues and other inmates.

Maharashtra: In five years, overcrowding in state prisons increases by 33 per cent

November 01, 2018 4:44 am

The situation in high-security central jails, which hold about 75 per cent of the total prison population, is worse. From being 30 per cent overcrowded in 2012-13, they were 69 per cent overcrowded at the end of September. Maharashtra has nine high-security central prisons and 45 district prisons.

Gained in Translation: Innocent criminals

June 10, 2018 7:58 am

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.

Understaffed, state jail officials struggle to control rowdy inmates

January 21, 2015 1:15 am

Frequent violent clashes between the inmates and jail officials are problems that are face during prison management.

Mercy plea rejected,but Assam can’t find hangman

May 30, 2011 1:47 am

The last time that a hanging was carried out in Jorhat jail was on July 27,1990.

J-K govt to open prisons in every district

November 26, 2009 12:51 pm

Govt plans to build prisons in every district of the state in next four years to ease pressure on the existing jails.

CIA says shutting down detention ‘black sites’

April 10, 2009 10:13 am

The CIA will decommission the infamous ‘black sites’ where terrorism suspects were interrogated with harsh techniques.