From vigilance on public health to revamp of judicial systems, coronavirus pandemic can bring about far-reaching changes
The coronavirus lockdown is perhaps the most testing time that India, and indeed the world, has seen in peace time.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 11,000 prisoners in Maharashtra to be released on parole for 45 days to reduce crowding, avoid COVID-19 spread in jails
Under-trial prisoners and those convicted and sentenced to up to seven years in jail, their combined figure stands at approximately 11,000, will be released on parole, initiatively for 45 days
Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Home ministry to release around 600 prisoners not convicted for murder, rape, corruption from jails across India
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The state government's move comes days after a 50-year-old Pakistani convict was allegedly killed by fellow inmates in Rajasthan's Jaipur Central jail.
VK Singh tells Lok Sabha over 500 fishermen, 1,000 fishing boats believed to be in Pakistani custody
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Five sub-jails operating below their sanctioned capacity are to be shut down in Telangana. The sub-jails at Armoor, Bodhan, Narasampet, Parkal and Madhira will be closed.
The detailed post-mortem report of Byculla jail inmate Manju Shetye has revealed that she suffered injuries on her head as well as body.
Byculla Jail violence: Bombay High Court recommends reassessment of prisoners' security across Maharashtra
In the wake of the recent death of a woman inmate in Byculla jail, the Bombay High Court on Friday said the prisoners' security across the state needs to be looked into.
The Gujarat HC denounced the practice of elected representatives recommending bail for prisoners, saying it amounts to an attempt to influence the judiciary.
Tightly-controlled Turkmenistan has pardoned more than 1,000 prisoners ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
India on Monday released 11 Pakistani prisoners and handed them over to authorities of that country at the Wagah border post.
In the criminal justice sphere, the introduction of “fast-track” courts, jail-adalats (“prison courts”), and plea-bargaining were introduced with much fanfare, although their success is yet to be demonstrated.
Pakistan's decision to award death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav has not only strained further the already thinned relations between India and Pakistan but also made things difficult for prisoners lodged in jails including those who have been cleared for deportation.
All convicts in the jails of Uttar Pradesh, whether petty criminals or notorious mafia dons, should get the same food and treatment, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told state officials.
Kashmiris lodged in prisons in Jammu and Kashmir and outside the state are often attacked and thrashed by the jail staff and treated in most inhumane conditions, claims reports
Four people were killed in a riot at a jail in Brazil on Sunday, the nation's third deadly prison uprising in a week.