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Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic

The court should also proactively provide bail to undertrials unless it is necessary to send the person to judicial custody.

A policeman, an inmate and prison-made technology: Rethinking how convicts can spend time in jail
India

A policeman, an inmate and prison-made technology: Rethinking how convicts can spend time in jail

While incarcerated, Amit Mishra — a software engineer accused of dowry harassment (charges that the court acquitted him for 14 months later) — built an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that fully automates all prison operations. DSP Harinder Singh, who prompted Mishra to spend his time in prison productively, has a kindly view of those who have come up against the judicial system.

Indian jails overcrowded, understaffed, reveals NCRB report; most prisoners are undertrials, over 70% of them haven't studied till Class 10
India

Indian jails overcrowded, understaffed, reveals NCRB report; most prisoners are undertrials, over 70% of them haven't studied till Class 10

According to the report, at the end of 2017, 68.5 percent of the total prisoners in India were undertrials and 30.9 percent were convicts.

K Shanmugam appointed as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, JK Tripathy is new police chief
India

K Shanmugam appointed as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, JK Tripathy is new police chief

The Tamil Nadu government named K Shanmugam as Chief Secretary with the incumbent Girija Vaidyanathan retiring tomorrow and JK Tripathy as the Director General of Police.

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil's Amazonas claim 15 lives; authorities say victims were killed with sharpened toothbrushes
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Clashes between prisoners in Brazil's Amazonas claim 15 lives; authorities say victims were killed with sharpened toothbrushes

Some of the inmates were stabbed with sharpened toothbrushes, while others had been strangled, Brazil's Colonel Almeida said, adding that an investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the fight

Yemen to investigate allegations of torture in secret prisons run by UAE-backed forces
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Yemen to investigate allegations of torture in secret prisons run by UAE-backed forces

Yemen said that it was investigating reports that forces backed by the UAE were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture.

US accused of being complicit in abuse and torture of detainees in secret Yemeni prisons
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US accused of being complicit in abuse and torture of detainees in secret Yemeni prisons

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme.

Number of undertrials in prisons in India is the same as the population of Barbados
India

Number of undertrials in prisons in India is the same as the population of Barbados

There are 282,879 undertrials in Indian prisons, according to Prison Statistics 2014, a number equal to the population of the Caribbean nation of Barbados.

Five Dutch prisons to shut down due to low crime rate
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Five Dutch prisons to shut down due to low crime rate

Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said on Monday that the government plans on closing five more prisons over the next few years to cut down on spending on empty prison cells.

Fear pervasive after riot in Mexico prison leaves 49 inmates hacked, beaten and burnt to death
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Fear pervasive after riot in Mexico prison leaves 49 inmates hacked, beaten and burnt to death

A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most hardened killers.

UN torture investigator raps US, India for not allowing access into prison systems
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UN torture investigator raps US, India for not allowing access into prison systems

A UN torture investigator has accused the US and India of stalling on his requests to visit their prisons

Prisons across Pakistan on high alert ahead of executions
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Prisons across Pakistan on high alert ahead of executions

All prisons across Pakistan went on high alert Friday, with officials preparing to start executing prisoners jailed for terrorist crimes from dawn Saturday.

Thousands of US prison inmates on hunger strike
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Thousands of US prison inmates on hunger strike

Nearly 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons refused meals for the second day in support of inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, corrections officials said Tuesday

Bikaner jail inmates stone fellow prisoners to death
India

Bikaner jail inmates stone fellow prisoners to death

Three prisoners were stoned to death, while two others sustained injuries after a clash broke out between inmates in the Central Jail here, a top official said today.

Sanaullah was yet another victim of India's rotten prison system
India

Sanaullah was yet another victim of India's rotten prison system

Overcrowding, hate crimes and abuse of power are just some of the reasons that India's prisons often have so many 'unnatural deaths' like that of Sanaullahs.