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According to the recently released India Justice Report 2019 (IJR), the state of prisons in India is abysmal.(Getty Images / iStock)

63 of 72 jails in Uttar Pradesh overcrowded

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.
Prisoners also have human rights and cannot be kept like “animals”, the Supreme Court had said.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Prisoners also have human rights and cannot be kept like “animals”, the Supreme Court had said.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court constitutes 3-member committee to look into jail reforms

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.
Prisoners stitch clothes in a tailoring unit in Tihar, India’s most crowded prison.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)
Prisoners stitch clothes in a tailoring unit in Tihar, India’s most crowded prison.(Burhaan Kinu/ HT Photo)

In Tihar prison’s 36 factories, prisoners learn skills for a new life

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.
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