Opinion: Open jails are a great idea, but why do we not want more of them?

Only 4 of the 63 open jails in the country accept women.

Apr 18, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

SC for CAG audit of expenses incurred on inmates by states

There is a "huge discrepancy" in expenses incurred on jail inmates by various states, the Supreme Court has said and asked the Home Ministry to come out with a scheme to audit spendings by prisons with CAG's assistance.

Feb 22, 2017, 20:37 PM IST

'Prison department should be renamed as correctional services'

The 5th National Conference of Heads of Prisons of States and UTs on Prison Reforms began in New Delhi on Thursday.

Sep 30, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

SC to hear matter of improving current state of prisons, inmates today

Since 2013, the Supreme Court has been hearing a suo motu case involving inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons in India. 

Sep 06, 2016, 09:16 AM IST

Strikes on Syria displaced camp 'likely a war crime': UN

Air strikes on a camp for displaced people in Syria's Idlib province were almost certainly not accidental and likely amounted to a war crime, the UN rights chief said on Friday.

May 06, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

Wow! Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in African prisons – Watch

African giant pouched rats to carry out the mass screenings for TB in prisons.

Mar 31, 2016, 21:27 PM IST
Hurriyat should be kept in prisons outside Kashmir, says ex diplomat

Hurriyat should be kept in prisons outside Kashmir, says ex diplomat

Former diplomat NN Jha on Friday said that Hurriyat leaders should be kept in prisons outside Kashmir, as there are people who encourage discontent in the state.

Aug 21, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

Instal CCTVs at all prisons in India: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the central government and all the states to instal CCTV cameras in all the prisons across the country and take a call on installing them in police lock-ups, if there are incidents.

Jul 24, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

Maharashtra govt to start yoga and meditation in prisons

 To mark International Day of Yoga, Maharashtra government has decided to initiate from June 21 physical, mental and spiritual training for prisoners across the state to help inmates come out of depression.

Jun 05, 2015, 00:20 AM IST

Rio to allow transgender inmates to choose male or female prison

 Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro`s penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for men or women, a first for Brazil.

May 30, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

Ex-DDA assistant director​ jailed for 3 years in corruption case

A former assistant director of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been awarded three years jail term by a court here for taking bribe from two employees of the authority for their transfer.

Feb 24, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh juvenile reform centres to have CCTVs

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras in all juvenile shelter and reform homes across the state, an official said on Thursday.

Feb 19, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Govt moves HC against court's order stopping Abu Salem's transfer

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.

Feb 18, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

UP jail authorities to profile inmates to check suicide

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.

Feb 03, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Himachal jail reforms: Technology helps prisons open up

 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.

Jan 04, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

Govt promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath

New Delhi: The Centre Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable".

Nov 14, 2014, 20:13 PM IST

SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

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.

Sep 05, 2014, 16:31 PM IST

Former Tihar DG Vimla Mehra's statue removed from prison

The statue of former Director General of Tihar prisons, Vimla Mehra, which is said to be one of the key reasons behind her transfer from the post, has been removed from the prison campus.

Aug 26, 2014, 20:51 PM IST

SC restrains states on giving remission to life convicts

The Supreme Court today restrained all states from exercising power of remission for releasing convicts from jail who are serving life sentence.

Jul 09, 2014, 18:49 PM IST

DG, Prisons removed in Meghalaya

Taking cognizance of the scuffle inside a high security area of a jail here, the Meghalaya government Thursday removed Director-General, Prisons Kulbir Kishan.

Jun 27, 2013, 16:02 PM IST