Prisoners deserve to be treated with dignity: SC

Expressing concern over the surging numbers of those incarcerated in prisons across the country, the Supreme Court Friday said overcrowding of jails has gone up even after a slew of directions to check it.

452 jail inmates to appear for Peace Exam on Gandhi Jayanti

Altogether 452 inmates of Taloja, Nagpur and Aurangabad jails in Maharashtra would appear for an examination on Gandhian thoughts on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

2 prisoners escape Tihar jail, 1 nabbed by police

In a daring jailbreak, two undertrials dug a tunnel in the country's most secure prison, Tihar jail, and managed to escape.While one of the convict Faizan was caught, Javed is still at large, as per news reports.

Two criminals who escaped from Nagpur Central Prison arrested

Two out of the five dreaded criminals who had escaped from Central Prison here have been arrested, police said on Friday.

Mobile phones recovered from inmates of Nagpur Central Jail

Prison authorities at the Nagpur Central Jail recovered 26 mobile phones from the inmates during a search operation.

Al-Qaeda frees 300 inmates from Yemen jail

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates.

CSWs enrolled in IGNOU study programme

Nagpur: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which has succeeded in imparting education to jail inmates has now reached the infamous lanes of the red light area in the city.

Punjab HC allows jail inmates to have sex with partners

Punjab HC allows jail inmates to have sex with partners

In a landmark judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that prisoners in jail also have the right to have sex with their legal partners.

Punjab borstal jail inmates form pipe band; to perform on Republic Day

A pipe band formed out of a group of inmates of the only borstal jail in Punjab are gearing up to regale audiences at the Republic Day celebrations here next year.

Jail-break case: 4 inmates sentenced to 2-yr imprisonment in Haryana

A local court on Wednesday sentenced four inmates of Ambala jail to two-year imprisonment for digging a tunnel inside their barrack.

Two drug peddlers nabbed

Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested by police in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district on Wednesday, raising the number of those nabbed in the ongoing drive to four.

Agra jail inmates to sell petha

Officials of the central jail here Thursday opened a retail counter in a busy commercial complex in the city to sell a sweetmeat, `petha`, made by the jail inmates.

2,697 Mumbai jail inmates out on bail missing: Patil

In a written reply in the Legislative Assembly to a query by BJP MLA Girish Bapat, the Home Minister said as of June 2013, a total of 2,697 absconding accused were yet to be arrested.

Convict`s death sparks off protest by jail inmates

Suspecting foul play in the death of a convict in a division jail in Bihar`s Nawada district on Thursday, fellow prisoners raised slogans prompting the jail officials to mobilise manpower to bring the situation under control.

Mexico searches for inmates in deadly jail break

Authorities in Southern Mexico are searching for nine inmates who were broken out of a prison by an armed gang in a violent jailbreak that killed two guards.

Indian judges visit Sarabjit in hospital, meet jail inmates

Indian members of an Indo-Pak judicial committee on prisoners on Tuesday visited Sarabjit Singh who is in a comatose condition at a hospital here after being assaulted by inmates last week in a Pakistani jail.

Jail inmates pay homage to Delhi gang-rape victim

The inmates of coastal district central prisons of Rajahmundry and Visakhapatnam observed a five-minute silence in the memory of the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim.

Bihar to hold `bandi darbars`

Bihar government will hold `bandi darbars` in jails across the state for on-the-spot resolution of complaints by jail inmates.

Bihar: 17 jail inmates injured in clash

At least 17 prisoners were injured in a clash between two groups of inmates in divisional jail here in Bihar`s West Champaran district today, police said.