Droupadi Murmu

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Droupadi Murmu Highlights Difficulties Of Prisoners Under Trials

During the inauguration of the Jharkhand HC building, the President of India Droupadi Murmu, highlighted the issue of prisoners under trial. Speaking of access to justice, she spoke about the rising number of cases are a burden to courts, as many cases are still pending, Prisoners and accused are crowding jails, as they are undertrials. "We (referring the whole society) should address the root cause of the problem, said Droupadi Murmu.

Fri, 26 May 2023 - 12:10 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Droupadi Murmu, President of India, Justice, Jharkhand HC, Prisoners

Courtesy: Live Law

Bhopal Central Jail

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Bhopal Central Jail Gives Priests' Training To Prisoners

Imprisoned  for crimes like rape, murder, the Bhopal Central jail are providing lessons, so that prisoners can become priest and live a respectable life. As per ANI, Gayatri Shaktipith Bhopal, an organisation, are conducting lessons, providing vedic rituals and 'yug purohit' lessons to selected 50 criminals, who can work for the well-being of the society. The selection was based on prisoner's eligibility, interest and training will… read-more

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 - 05:59 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bhopal Central Jail, Prisoners, Priest training, Organisation, initiative

Courtesy: ANI

Britain flag hoisted

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Britain Gets Its First Smart Prisons, Details Explained

Britain gets its first smart prison with no bars on windows which was opened on March 4. UK's Department of Justice (DoJ) added this to be the first jail in the country to drive down crime and lead the offenders into training for jobs. The jail has a capacity to hold 1700 prisoners which will include a gym, table tennis, snooker table and a computer tablet.

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 - 09:04 AM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Britain, Prison, Technology, Bars, Prisoners

Courtesy: The Print

Delhi's Tihar Jail

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5 Prisoners Die Within 8 Days At Tihar Jail; Magistrate Inquiry Underway

About five prisoners at Tihar Jail in the national capital, have died in the past eight days. As per jail authorities, Vikram aka Vicky, was one of the prisoners who died in Tihar Jail on December 24, due to health issues. Under Section 176 of CrPC, action has been initiated and Metropolitan Magistrate inquiry has been conducted in each case. All the death has been termed as natural.

Sat, 25 Dec 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Tihar Jail, Dead, Prisoners, Jail Authorities, Section 176

Courtesy: ANI

McAfee's tweet gets viral after his death

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John McAfee's Old Tweet Goes Viral After He Died On June 23

John McAfee's tweet from 2019 has got viral after his death in a prison outside Barcelona. Posting a picture of his right bicep with a tattoo "$WHACKD", the programmer tweeted, "Getting Subtle messages from U.S officials saying, in effect: We are coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". Talking about his tattoo, McAfee stated, "If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whacked. Check my arm."

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 - 08:51 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: software, Tweet, Prisoners, Tattoos

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Maharashtra Jail

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26 Prisoners Refuse To Take Parole In Maharashtra

At least 26 inmates locked in various jails across Maharashtra eligible for parole have denied it. The issue surfaced in a meeting held by the state committee created to recommend suggestions to decongest the jails. While some are worried over their survival in the lockdown others fear of becoming burden on the family. Interestingly, the Bombay HC recently held that no inmates can be forced to take parole/temporary bail.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 07:50 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Parole, Prisoners, Maharashtra , Coronavirus Pandemic


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UP: 21 Prisoners Refuse Parole Due To COVID, "Better Care In Jails"

In an interesting incident, 21 prisoners in Uttar Pradesh have denied to avail parole due to the COVID-19. The prisoners cited "better care in jails", including better health care and nutritious food, as prime reason to deny the parole that was being granted on the order of the Supreme Court. Earlier in 2020, nearly 11,000 prisoners were released on parole or interim bail in the state.

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 03:44 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, Parole, Prisoners, Bail, Covid-19

Courtesy: Times Now

Indrani Mukerjea being taken to court

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Indrani Mukerjee, 39 Other Inmates At Mumbai's Byculla Jail Test COVID+

Indrani Mukerjea, the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, and 39 other inmates at the Byculla prison in South Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus. Precautionary, all infected inmates have been transferred to a quarantine center of Byculla on April 21. Notably, most of the inmates are asymptomatic and were detected in tests conducted after a woman prisoner attracted COVID-19. Mukherjee is jailed since August 2015.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 08:22 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Byculla, Prisoners, Covid-19, Rapid Antigen Test, Indrani Mukherjee, Sheena Bora Murder Case

Tihar Jail

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3468 Tihar Jail Inmates Released During COVID Last Year Go Missing

About 3,468 out of 6,740 Tihar jail inmates, who were released on COVID parole last year, have gone missing. Prisoners suffering from various ailments were released for eight weeks and were expected to return by the end of March. Reportedly, only 2,200 of the 5,556 undertrial inmates released on the parole have returned. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have been actively tracking the missing prisoners. 

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 10:21 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Tihar Jail, Delhi Police, Prisoners, interim bail

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: Prisoner.

Photo: The Indian Express

Rajasthan To Set Around 1,200 Prisoners Free On Rajasthan Diwas

The Rajasthan government will be releasing 1,200 prisoners across the state as a part of 'Rajasthan Diwas' celebrations on March 30. Reportedly, male and female prisoners aged above 70 and 65 respectively, along with those who have served 1/3rd of their sentence, will be released. Prisoners suffering with serious illnesses besides blind ones will also be set free. However, convicts of heinous crimes like rape and acid attack would not get … read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 10:43 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ASHOK GEHLOT, Rajasthan Diwas, Prisoners, Anti-India, rape

Courtesy: Times Now