Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan and Rohit Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Across the country, the average occupancy is 114%. One plausible cause for this is the high number of undertrials housed in the prisons. In 2016, 67.7% of India’s prison population was undertrial prisoners; higher than it was even a decade ago.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 02:38 PM IST
The Supreme Court bench was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Thousands of inmates at Tihar jail work in units making items such as cakes, LED bulbs, furniture. For them, employment in jail means hope of landing a job outside.