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The prisoners reportedly escaped into a nearby forest.(Representational Image)

Eight prisoners escape from temporary jail in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:20 PM IST
A police officer said the prisoners fled from the rear gate of the prison into a nearby forest
73 inmates in the central jail in Sitarganj in US Nagar district tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
73 inmates in the central jail in Sitarganj in US Nagar district tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Banquet hall in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur turned into Covid care centre for prisoners

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Sitarganj jail has around 700 prisoners. Samples are being collected for the rest of the prisoners for RT-PCR test.
The state government had formed a high power committee to select the prisoners to be released for the purpose.(Representative image)
The state government had formed a high power committee to select the prisoners to be released for the purpose.(Representative image)

In UP, 889 prisoners released on parole, 7,816 on interim bail

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Jitendra Sarin, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The prisoners are being released as per the Supreme Court directive on checking overcrowding in jails in view of coronavirus outbreak.
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J&K admn revokes PSA detention of 31 prisoners lodged in Srinagar jail

By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 09:57 PM IST
There have been appeals from leaders of mainstream political parties and social groups urging central government for the release of the detained persons, especially those who have been detained ahead of revocation of Article 370 in August
There are 1,339 prisons in the country which house 466,084 inmates; the actual capacity is 396,223. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many jails have imposed restrictions on the visits of outsiders.(HTPHOTO/REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY)
There are 1,339 prisons in the country which house 466,084 inmates; the actual capacity is 396,223. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many jails have imposed restrictions on the visits of outsiders.(HTPHOTO/REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY)

In a lockdown, the fate of prisoners

By Vartika Nanda
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 06:39 PM IST
While placing restrictions on jail visits is understandable, an alternative and uniformed channel for communication must be created for inmates to reduce their anxiety
Life in prison is tough, but families of those imprisoned face great hardships too, finding the social ridicule, stress and financial problems hard to bear(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Life in prison is tough, but families of those imprisoned face great hardships too, finding the social ridicule, stress and financial problems hard to bear(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

25% spouses, 11% children of prisoners harbour suicidal thoughts: Report

Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 01:33 AM IST
The report was part of a campaign launched by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in May 2019
Jail authorities came to know of the missing prisoners almost four hours after they escaped.(Representative Phot/Getty Images)
Jail authorities came to know of the missing prisoners almost four hours after they escaped.(Representative Phot/Getty Images)

Two prisoners use towels to make rope, escape from Nagaur jail Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 02:53 PM IST
The two prisoners who are accused of raping minors, scaled a 15-foot wall to escape from the jail.
Taking serious note of the suicide committed by an undertrial at Kaushambi district jail last week, the authorities have now decided to take steps to check suicidal tendency among prisoners.(Representative Photo)
Taking serious note of the suicide committed by an undertrial at Kaushambi district jail last week, the authorities have now decided to take steps to check suicidal tendency among prisoners.(Representative Photo)

Campaign to counter suicidal tendency among prisoners soon

Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:02 AM IST
Besides counselling the prisoners and carrying out their regular medical check-up, officials will also have personal sessions with them to know about their problems and provide them help.
Gurugram, India- August 07, 2019: District and Sessions judge, Ravi Kumar Sondhi and Chief Judicial magistrate (CJM) Narender Singh address a press conference at District Court, in Gurugram, India on Wednesday, August 07, 2019. The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has launched a campaign on Wednesday to give legal assistance to family members of prisoners - under trial and remand prisoners - lodged in the Bhondsi jail. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India- August 07, 2019: District and Sessions judge, Ravi Kumar Sondhi and Chief Judicial magistrate (CJM) Narender Singh address a press conference at District Court, in Gurugram, India on Wednesday, August 07, 2019. The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has launched a campaign on Wednesday to give legal assistance to family members of prisoners - under trial and remand prisoners - lodged in the Bhondsi jail. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Campaign to give legal assistance to family members of prisoners

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:48 AM IST
Officials said that the campaign was aimed at offering legal and non-legal assistance to prisoners and their family members.
The superintendent said that there are 14 children under observation, whose condition is critical.(HT Photo)
The superintendent said that there are 14 children under observation, whose condition is critical.(HT Photo)

Prisoners’ ward converted into ICU in Muzaffarpur

Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By HT Correspondent & ANI
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 01:26 AM IST
The move comes after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar issued instructions to authorities to create extra space in the hospital after he found that three to four children were being treated on a single bed.
the hospital management has converted a prisoners’ ward into an Intensive Care Unit in Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. PTI Photo
the hospital management has converted a prisoners’ ward into an Intensive Care Unit in Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. PTI Photo

Prisoners’ ward of Bihar hospital converted into Intensive Care Unit

Muzaffarpur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:38 PM IST
Questions were raised over the lack of facilities in the hospital after three to four Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affected children were being treated on a single bed.
Brazil has the world’s third largest prison population, with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016.(AFP Photo)
Brazil has the world’s third largest prison population, with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016.(AFP Photo)

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

Sao Paulo | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 02:04 PM IST
15 dead as inmates were stabbed and strangled as clash broke out in Brazil jail.
A meeting of the Sentence Review Board— to decide on the pre-mature release of over 190 prisoners, including convicts in the Jessica Lal and Priyadarshini Mattoo murder cases — has been postponed once again.
A meeting of the Sentence Review Board— to decide on the pre-mature release of over 190 prisoners, including convicts in the Jessica Lal and Priyadarshini Mattoo murder cases — has been postponed once again.

Meet on release of prisoners postponed

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:57 AM IST
Two weeks ago, the state home minister’s office had informed the other six board members and fixed May 24(Friday) as the next date of the meeting.
The numbers, both of which, analysts say, reflect poorly on the Indian judicial system, are from the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The data is, however, at least two years old; this is the report for 2016.(Arvind Yadav/ HT/ Representative Photo)
The numbers, both of which, analysts say, reflect poorly on the Indian judicial system, are from the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The data is, however, at least two years old; this is the report for 2016.(Arvind Yadav/ HT/ Representative Photo)

2 of 3 prisoners in Indian jails are undertrials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 12:37 PM IST
A majority (1,192), who either gave birth inside jail or had a small child at the time of commission of the crime, are undertrials. Undertrial female prisoners are caring for 1,409 children inside the jail, suggesting that some women have to take care of more than one child in already overcrowded and poorly kept Indian jails.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court after being arrested on charges of spying and subversive activities in 2016.(PTI File Photo)
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court after being arrested on charges of spying and subversive activities in 2016.(PTI File Photo)

India asks Pakistan to free 400 prisoners, seeks access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 09:40 PM IST
India sought the “immediate release” of 10 civilian prisoners who had completed their sentences, including two who had served their terms by 2014 and 2015. It also called for urgent steps to repatriate 385 fishermen.
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.(HT photo)
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.(HT photo)

Jail Radio in Hyderabad prison launched to entertain inmates, unearth talents

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 09:49 AM IST
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)

‘I was like a prisoner’: Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 07:37 PM IST
The pair, who say they have renounced their Muslim faith, arrived in the Chinese territory from Sri Lanka in September.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 20.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 20.(PTI Photo)

At PM Modi’s request, Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners

New Delhi | By IANS
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 07:06 AM IST
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has also announced an increase in the quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 2 lakh from the present 1.75 lakh.
Senior administrative and police officials have rushed to the jail after learning about the incident.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Senior administrative and police officials have rushed to the jail after learning about the incident.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Pakistani prisoner killed in Jaipur jail brawl after argument over TV

Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 08:32 PM IST
The Pakistani prisoner Shakir Ullah was hit with a large stone during the fight.
Gajendra Marne has been in jail for three-and-a-half years.(HT/PHOTO)
Gajendra Marne has been in jail for three-and-a-half years.(HT/PHOTO)

Prisoner alleges extortion by Pune’s Yerawada jail superintendent

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 04:18 PM IST
A local court has granted permission for issuance of showcause notice to UT Pawar
Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)

537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally fishing in each other’s territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats lack the technology to avoid being drifting away.
New Delhi has demanded Islamabad should immediately free Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari, set to complete a three-year prison term on Saturday.(REUTERS)
New Delhi has demanded Islamabad should immediately free Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari, set to complete a three-year prison term on Saturday.(REUTERS)

India demands release of prisoner held in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:31 AM IST
New Delhi has demanded Islamabad should immediately free Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari, set to complete a three-year prison term on Saturday.
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

100 prisoners in Maharashtra jails to get freedom on Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 06:19 AM IST
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.
Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles(File Photo)
Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles(File Photo)

Riot in prison near Libya’s Tripoli helps prisoners escape, over 400 flee

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Guards were unable to prevent the prisoners escaping as they feared for their own lives.
Indian fishermen arrested for crossing into Pakistani territory make their way to Lahore railway station for return to India.(AP)
Indian fishermen arrested for crossing into Pakistani territory make their way to Lahore railway station for return to India.(AP)

Pakistan releases 30 Indian prisoners ahead of Independence Day

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen for allegedly trespassing in territorial waters in the Arabian Sea and these fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location, authorities say.
With staff scaled back to just five policemen, even food for the prisoner now comes from outside. ‘Cops accompany him and chat with him on his evening walks, because he has no other company,’ says Chandrahas Vaja, who is in charge of the jail.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
With staff scaled back to just five policemen, even food for the prisoner now comes from outside. ‘Cops accompany him and chat with him on his evening walks, because he has no other company,’ says Chandrahas Vaja, who is in charge of the jail.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Locked up in a fort, only cops for company: Meet India’s loneliest prisoner

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:50 AM IST
The Diu jail, inside a Portuguese-era fortification, is being shut in phases ahead of a handover to the ASI. Right now, it has just a single inmate.

Prisoners in Haryana to get chance to shift to open jails

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 01:28 PM IST
A home dept spokesperson says the state government has formulated Haryana Prisoners Open Air Camp Rules, 2018, for shifting eligible prisoners to open camps (prisoners)
A medical board of four doctors conducted the post-mortem examination of the victim on Friday. The cause of death will be known after the report is released, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A medical board of four doctors conducted the post-mortem examination of the victim on Friday. The cause of death will be known after the report is released, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Uzbek woman inmate dies in Bhondsi jail, probe on

Gurugram, Hindustan Times | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:01 AM IST
Civil Hospital forensic expert says preliminary examination suggests a case of drug abuse and some concurrent illness, which may have resulted in sudden death.
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