Asia Access to legal rights Health Mental health Facilities IndiaPoor facilities in prisons & restricted healthcare access can lead to inmates suffering from bad mental health.
Asia Access to legal rights Justice IndiaIn 1972, the Wildlife Protection Act was established to protect wildlife in India. It has led, however, to the criminalisation of an already marginalised part of the population: the forest-dwelling communities. The CPA project told us what this means in practice.
Asia Material conditions Rehabilitation IndiaUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while reviewing the condition of prisons in a high-level meeting on Thursday, gave important guidelines towards prison reform.He expressed the need to establish prisons as ‘Sudhaar Grah’ (Reform Homes) and issued instructions regarding the preparation o…
Asia Violence IndiaTihar Jail, located in New Delhi, is one of South Asia’s largest and most notorious prison complexes. The prison was intended as a correctional facility, but the growing spate of violence and gang wars within the jail has cast a shadow over its reputation yet again. Why have the authorities been un…
Women Asia Activities IndiaRecreational activities will be organised for the children of women inmates in jail in connection with project “Khushi” a campaign of the Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) to provide a different environment to children suffering for a crime they have not committed while staying wit…
Asia Material conditions IndiaA physiotherapist voluntarily provided some basic equipment to make the unit functional
Asia Access to legal rights Material conditions Death penalty Torture Social ties IndiaMost prisoners sentenced to death in India have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment during their judicial process. This can take several years given the duration of the procedures.
Coronavirus Asia Access to legal rights IndiaICPR and Prison Insider asked several experts worldwide to share their insights in the framework of the project ‘Understanding and reducing the use of imprisonment in 10 countries’. Madhurima Dhanuka discusses the impact of remote hearings on fair trials.
India: almost all jails in Maharashtra overcrowded, prison officials struggle to enforce ‘equitable distribution’
Coronavirus Asia Material conditions Overcrowding IndiaIn the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, all jails, including Mumbai Central, Thane, Taloja, Kalyan, Byculla and Byculla women’s jail, are overcrowded.
Inde : Covid et prison, la vie carcérale pour ces femmes oubliées de la pandémie
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