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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.

'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.

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. 

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.

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.