Amnesty International calls for thorough, impartial probe into Sri Lanka prison deaths

Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks in several prisons as the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases spiked in the country's overcrowded jails.

published on : 2nd December 2020

New jail code comes into effect In Odisha with overarching reforms

The jail manual of 1942 had some extra chapters and 16 of them have been retained in the new manual which has 48 chapters.

published on : 14th November 2020

Sri Lankan police asked to reduce prison congestion over COVID-19

The Attorney General has asked police to reduce congestion in prisons, his office said.

published on : 9th November 2020

Jail no bar: Locked away, these Madhya Pradesh inmates discover new talents and 'tunes' to lead life

Narsinghpur Jail has its own radio station, Jail Vani, where inmates turn RJs and showcase their skills.

published on : 1st November 2020

130 prisoners to walk free from Telangana jails on October 2

The premature release of prisoners, on ‘special remission’, which was planned for Independence Day, has been rescheduled to Gandhi Jayanti.

published on : 28th September 2020

Five inmates under treatment for COVID-19 in Delhi prisons: Official

This comes less than a month after the Delhi Prisons Department declared there was no active COVID-19 case among the inmates in its three jail complexes.

published on : 13th September 2020

Kids of jailed parents in Delhi to get better welfare

State forum for protecting children’s rights plans change in rules in schemes for children of incarcerated parents.

published on : 12th September 2020

Indian jails remained overcrowded and under-staffed in 2019: NCRB data

The total number of prisons in the country were 1,361, 1,339 and 1,350 at the end of 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively.

published on : 30th August 2020

27 Maharashtra jails record 1,478 COVID-19 cases; six deaths

A total of 1,166 inmates and 312 jail staff have contracted the infection and six prisoners have died of it, the official said.

published on : 21st August 2020

Our country's prisons are a ticking coronavirus time bomb

Two out of three prisoners in an Indian jail are in enforced proximity—roughly 70% of those behind bars, including a record number of children of prisoners.

published on : 28th July 2020

Jails racing against time in fight against coronavirus

India’s worst-hit state, Maharashtra, has reported the largest number of positive cases among prisoners at over 800, followed by Assam at 481.

published on : 27th July 2020

Madhya Pradesh: No new entrants in jails without clearing coronavirus test

A medical officer posted in Bareli said it was suspected that some newly admitted inmates spread the infection in the jail.

published on : 21st July 2020

34 new COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra jails in last 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with a total of 2,00,064 cases.

published on : 5th July 2020

Rights groups flag ‘shocking state’ of jails, isolation centres in Maharashtra

Civil society organisations have written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the poor condition of prisons and quarantine facilities in the state amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

published on : 26th June 2020

COVID-19 in jails: Have come up with guidelines, Maharashtra government tells HC

Inmates, staff etc who might have come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, or those who might have spent at least 15 minutes with a COVID-19 inmate will be tested for coronavirus.

published on : 19th June 2020
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