Seen in the press

Read our selection of press reports about this country. This is a short description of prison conditions on a national scale. It gives an account of the preceding year’s events.

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India: inmates, police clash in Ludhiana Central Jail

A violent clash broke out between inmates and police officers at Punjab’s Ludhiana Central Jail on Thursday, leaving one inmate dead and five injured. Around half a dozen police personnel also sustained…

Source — The Hindu

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India: women denied jail benefits HC asks why

Source - The Hindu Why are women prisoners in Tihar Jail being denied the benefit of semi-open and open prisons, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the jail authorities.
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India: bail must not just be for rich

Source - Bangkok Post No one should be jailed simply because they are poor. That was the rationale brought up by a recent online campaign calling for changes to the existing bail process.
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