After analysing the reports of the secretaries of DLSAs, Amicus Curiae Gautam Mishra had placed a convenience note before the court.
Court has scheduled the PIL on May 21, a day after summer vacations commence
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.)
The Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to come up with proposals along with deadlines to enhance the capacity of jails.
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
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.
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.
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.
The police claimed in its final report filed before Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh that he lived inside the jail like a 'king'.
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.
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.
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.
The chief minister proclaimed it while inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 122 developmental projects worth Rs 245 crore in Sant Kabir Nagar district.
Officials from the jail administration said in various Indian cities, radios have come handy in lowering stress and keeping inmates engaged in creativity.
Covid-appropriate behaviour, including social distancing, among the inmates is being strictly followed, a senior jail official said.