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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Additional CCTV cameras to be set up in TN prisons

Tamil Nadu Government today proposed to equip Central prisons in the state with additional CCTV cameras at a cost of Rs 2.21 crore.

Sugar buying fraud found in Russia`s prisons

Russian investigators have uncovered new fraud schemes inside the country`s prison system involving buying sugar for prisons at inflated prices.

Saudi Arabia to open human rights offices in prisons

Saudi Arabia has plans to set up offices for the National Human Rights Society in five prisons.

Jails during Mayawati regime not safe: Bhaiyaa

Jails would be made safe and incidents like murder and suicide would not be allowed during the Samajwadi Party (SP) regime.

China scraps homosexuality ban in prisons

Prisons in Beijing have also banned officials from ordering inmates to squat with both hands crossed behind their heads.

Over 800 inmates escape Tunisian prisons

Tunisian islamists are calling for the resignation of Tunisia`s Minister of religious Affairs.