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‘Women are doubly marginalised in jails’: Hurdles to gender-sensitive prison reforms
Opinion

‘Women are doubly marginalised in jails’: Hurdles to gender-sensitive prison reforms

Patriarchal assumptions regarding female criminality result in double vilification of women offenders and forecloses their way to reform and rehabilitation

Justice behind bars: As Supreme Court forms panel on prison reforms, overcrowding, rehab remain biggest challenges
India

Justice behind bars: As Supreme Court forms panel on prison reforms, overcrowding, rehab remain biggest challenges

Despite the periodic interference by the Supreme Court to provide inmates with various rights, there still exists a lot of scope for prison reforms.

Supreme Court to set up committee headed by ex-judge on prison reform; focus to be on imprisoned mothers, their children
India

Supreme Court to set up committee headed by ex-judge on prison reform; focus to be on imprisoned mothers, their children

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would set up a committee headed by one of its retired judges to look into various problems in prisons across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.

Maharashtra to build new prison in Mumbai; decks cleared to acquire 52,000 sq mt plot at Mankhurd suburb
India

Maharashtra to build new prison in Mumbai; decks cleared to acquire 52,000 sq mt plot at Mankhurd suburb

Maharashtra government will get 52,000 sq mt plot at Mandale village near Mankhurd next month for the construction of the new prison

Bombay HC orders survey for inmates' suggestions on prison reforms in Maharashtra
India

Bombay HC orders survey for inmates' suggestions on prison reforms in Maharashtra

To reform prisons across the state, the Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority (MLSA) to conduct a survey for suggestions from jail inmates.

Supreme Court asks high courts to identify, compensate kin of prisoners who suffered an unnatural death
India

Supreme Court asks high courts to identify, compensate kin of prisoners who suffered an unnatural death

The Supreme Court on Friday asked all high courts to register a suo motu petition to identify kin of prisoners who admittedly died an unnatural death after 2012 and award suitable compensation to them.