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A Hell In Eternity

Greedy lawyers and lack of awareness condemn women undertrials twice over

A Hell In Eternity
A Hell In Eternity
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Kanimozhis All?

  • Total number of male and female convicts in India: 1,23,941; Number of undertrials: 2,50,204
  • Number of female prisoners: 15,406; Female undertrials: 10,687
  • Female prisoners compromise 4.1 per cent of the prison population
  • 469 women convicts with their 556 children and 1,196 undertrials with their 1,314 children are in prisons across the country
  • Official capacity of prisons in India is 3,07,052. But occupancy level is at 122.8 per cent.

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The Tihar jail in New Delhi was the focus of much attention all of last year as high-profile corporates and politicians—former telecom minister A. Raja, Rajya Sabha member
K. Kanimozhi and Congress leader and ex-president, Indian Olympic Association, Suresh Kalmadi—found their way in here.

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