The Maharashtra government has filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court against an order of special TADA court here which reversed the Director General of Prisons Meera Borwankar's order to shift the gangster Abu Salem from Taloja prison to Thane prison.
With a view to checking increasing number of suicides by inmates inside jails in Uttar Pradesh, jail administration will profile the tendencies of prisoners who had committed the act in past few years and study their family background to prevent such incidents.
Prisons in Himachal Pradesh are no bar for the inmates wanting to keep in touch with their families and friends, even across borders and seas. A video-conferencing facility, perhaps the first in Indian prisons, is bringing them face to face with the outer world.
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.