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Indian jails are massively overcrowded and understaffed, reveals NCRB report

According to the data, the sanctioned strength of jail staff was 87,599, while the actual strength was 60,787 by the end of 2019

30 Aug 2020 2:59 PM

‘Centre’s pardon to release Sikh prisoners is to blunt Pak’s K2 plan’

The Central government on Saturday decided to grant a special dispensation to eight Sikh prisoners from various jails in the country.

30 Sep 2019 3:12 PM

30 J&K prisoners shifted to Agra amid high security: reports

It is believed that these inmates have been shifted for security reasons.

09 Aug 2019 9:42 AM

All prisoners entitled to 14 days’ emergency parole: Bombay HC

The bench then issued direction to the jail authorities to record reasons if they wished to grant parole of less than 14 days.

10 Mar 2019 7:13 AM

India, Pakistan release prisoners

Earlier, fourteen Pakistani fishermen were released and repatriated on August 7, 2018.

14 Aug 2018 6:17 AM


Kim Kardashian West visits inmates

The tour was a part of her mission to create a program for female inmates to help them settle once they leave correctional facilities.

09 Jul 2018 6:37 AM

Convicts can get parole even with pending appeal

In August 2016, many prisoners including underworld don Arun Gawli were denied parole and furlough on the ground of Rule 4 (11).

14 Apr 2018 1:55 AM

At least 56 prisoners sat for exam in Chhattisgarh’s district jail

This is the first time that a 'Mahapariksha Abhiyan' has been organised in a district jail.

26 Mar 2018 1:39 PM

Unauthorised phones, rampant youth radicalisation in Srinagar jail

The issues have come to light during an internal probe after the escape of Naveed Jhatt, who fled from police custody on Feb 6.

25 Feb 2018 2:32 PM

Kuwait Emir frees 22 Indian prisoners; commutes sentences of 97

Indian mission said that it would provide all possible assistance for their travel to India after their release or completion of sentences.

02 Oct 2017 4:54 PM


'Travesty of logic' to link Jadhav with civilian prisoners: Pak

The Foreign Office remarks came a day after the India and Pakistan exchanged a list of prisoners lodged in each other's jails.

02 Jul 2017 4:46 PM

4 foreign inmates break out of Bali jail using tunnel

The tunnel had a diameter of 50 x 75 cm (20 x 30 inches) and was found filled with water on Monday morning, Bali police said.

19 Jun 2017 4:28 PM

Jaipur: Prisoners want volleyball court, phone; sit on hunger strike

The jail houses only hardcore criminals and one of the grouses of the prisoners is that petty criminals are also lodged in the facility.

06 Mar 2017 4:15 PM

Indian doctor rescued from ISIS reveals group's 'plan' for India

Ramamurthy said that the ISIS is aware about India and its development in education and economy.

26 Feb 2017 9:12 AM

Woman superintendent for men’s prison in Tihar

Mangla says her focus is to ensure that the inmates are able to continue their education when they are in jail.

12 Jan 2017 5:45 AM


India, Pakistan exchange list of prisoners

The list has to be exchanged twice each year, on January 1 and July 1 and was exchanged through diplomatic channels.

01 Jan 2017 2:48 PM

Madhya Pradesh: Now prisoners might get salad with food

The idea is one of the measures considered by the government to make the food in the state’s prisons more nutritious.

25 Dec 2016 11:19 AM