Ensure jails have proper medical facilities: HC tells DG Prisons

After analysing  the reports of the secretaries of DLSAs, Amicus Curiae Gautam Mishra had placed a convenience note before the court.

published on : 7th May 2022

Orissa HC to hear jail issues on holiday

Court has scheduled the PIL on May 21, a day after summer vacations commence

published on : 6th May 2022

The trials faced by under-trials  

Every year, there are “Prison Statistics”.  Because of time-lags, the last such, released in December 2021, has figures for 2020.  (We didn’t have such data in 1979.)  

published on : 17th April 2022

Orissa HC directs State government to enhance capacity of jails

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to come up with proposals along with deadlines to enhance the capacity of jails.

published on : 23rd March 2022

Two Americans released from Venezuelan prison after US officials visit

The US delegation that traveled to Caracas at the weekend discussed energy supplies with Maduro, as Washington looks for ways to replace Russian oil imports in the backdrop of Russia's war on Ukraine

published on : 9th March 2022

7,925 Indians languishing in foreign prisons: Centre

There are 7,925 Indian prisoners languishing in foreign jails, with the UAE leading in the figure at 1,663, followed by Saudi Arabia at 1,363 and Nepal at 1,039. 

published on : 12th February 2022

Centre asks states to make separate prison wards for transgender persons

The Ministry of Home Affairs also advised that the prison department of the respective states/UTs facilitate the process of acquiring of transgender identity certificate if such a request is received.

published on : 12th January 2022

Orissa High Court asks HPC to consider deferring return of prisoners on parole to crowded jails

The court was adjudicating a PIL on problems in jails of Odisha. Senior advocate Gautam Mishra was appointed as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

published on : 24th December 2021

Delhi: Jailed conman spoofed phone numbers to extortion

The police claimed in its final report filed before Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh that he lived inside the jail like a 'king'.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Prisoners ordered to return to 'Covid-free' jails in Delhi

Noting that there is no spread of COVID-19 in the jails, Delhi high court has directed the surrender of prisoners, who were released on interim bails, in a phased manner, starting November 8. 

published on : 26th October 2021

Two jails in Assam town record 85 HIV cases in 30 days

The patients are mostly intravenous drug users (people who self-inject drugs). They were arrested by the police under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

published on : 10th October 2021

Delhi: Offences of dacoity, robbery, kidnapping not covered for interim bail under HPC guidelines

The HPC was constituted last year on the direction of the Supreme Court to decongest jails and take steps to prevent spread of COVID-19 there.

published on : 13th September 2021

Uttar Pradesh jails no more 'fun' centres for criminals: CM Yogi Adityanath

The chief minister proclaimed it while inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 122 developmental projects worth Rs 245 crore in Sant Kabir Nagar district.

published on : 12th September 2021

Uttarakhand jails to have radio stations, inmates to turn RJs

Officials from the jail administration said in various Indian cities, radios have come handy in lowering stress and keeping inmates engaged in creativity.

published on : 12th September 2021

Over 11,000 Covid vaccine doses administered in Delhi's three jails: Officials

Covid-appropriate behaviour, including social distancing, among the inmates is being strictly followed, a senior jail official said.

published on : 29th August 2021
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