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Of the 576 prisoners eligible for release at Burail Jail, 397 prisoners were allowed to leave by prison authorities.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

40% inmates released from Burail Jail during Covid-19 lockdown

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Inmates will return to jail in a staggered manner from July 2 to July 22. They will be isolated for 15 days in a special ward set up in the prison before being screened
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For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)

Burail jail’s health care worst among all UTs in country: NCRB report

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Other UTs such as Delhi fare comparatively better with 248 medical officials for nearly 15,161 prisoners, which means that each officials looks after around 61 inmates
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