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Prisons & Prisoners

Nigerian Commission Seeks Release Of 12 Nationals Lodged In Meghalaya Prisons

Nov 18, 2020 PTI

The arrested Nigerians are languishing in prisons in Meghalaya even after completing their six-month jail terms

8 Inmates Dead After Riots Break Out In Afghanistan’s Prison

Oct 29, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

According to a provincial official, the prisoners also torched one prison block during the riot.

Delhi HC Ends Extension Of Bail For Prisoners Over COVID Fears

The court ruled that prisoners out on interim bail must either surrender or apply for fresh bail.

A Prisoner’s Right To Remission In India: An Unending Conundrum

Sep 03, 2020 Arindam Bharadwaj

The supreme aim of our prison discipline should be the reformation of criminals, and that there must be in every prison a well-devised and skilfully applied system of rewards for good conduct of prisoners.

How Indian Prisoners Stand To Lose The Most During Coronavirus Pandemic

'The Pandemic has highlighted the overcrowding factor of the Indian prisons – which has time and again been raised in the prison rights discourse. Sadly, even after multiple reminders the State never took any steps to address the issue of overcrowding.'

23 August, 2019

Maharashtra: Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Raping Teenage Stepdaughter In Thane

Outlook Web Bureau

The court on Thursday convicted the man under relevant sections of the IPC, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

15 August, 2019

Jailed Saudi Activist Offered Release In Exchange For Video Testimony 'Denying' Torture, Say Family Members

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Loujain al-Hathloul, who recently marked her 30th birthday in jail, is among around a dozen prominent women activists, who are currently facing trial after being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on dissent.

14 August, 2019

US: 27-Year-Old Indian Student Gets 1 Year In prison For Damaging College Computers

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Pleading guilty, Akuthota admitted that on February 14 he inserted a 'USB Killer' device into 66 computers, as well as numerous computer monitors and computer-enhanced podiums owned by the College of St. Rose in Albany.

12 August, 2019

Autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein Performed, But Details Yet to be Released

Associated Press (AP)

Jeffrey Epstein had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month.

27 June, 2019

In UP's Unnao Jail, Inmates Seen Flashing Pistol, Govt Says It's Made Of 'Clay'

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The Uttar Pradesh home department said the pistol was made of 'clay' and looked real as one of the two inmates is a 'good painter'.

04 June, 2019

Indian-Origin Woman Receives 22 Years To Life In Prison For Strangling Stepdaughter To Death

Outlook Web Bureau

Shamdai Arjun, 55 was sentenced Monday to an indeterminate term of 22 years to life in prison.


28 May, 2019

55 Prisoners Killed Over Clashes In Four Brazil Prisons

Outlook Web Bureau

The victims appeared to have been killed by 'asphyxiation,’ the Amazonas state government said in a statement, a day after 15 people were killed in one of the prisons.

27 May, 2019

15 Dead In Brazil Jail Due To Clashes Between Inmates: Officials

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Some of the inmates were stabbed with sharpened toothbrushes, while others had been strangled, and an investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the fight.

08 May, 2019

Nawaz Sharif Back In Jail After Six Weeks Of Bail

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On March 26, the Supreme Court suspended Sharif's seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case, and granted him bail for six weeks with a condition that he would not leave Pakistan.

26 April, 2019

Life In An Indian Prison: The Curse Of An Ethnic Minority And A Panic-Stricken Society

Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was sentenced to a year's detention under the National Security Act for allegedly targeting the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a social media video post. In this second and concluding portion of his diary, Wangkhem narrates the pain of belonging to an ethnic minority and how the society turned its back on him and his family.

25 April, 2019

Life In An Indian Prison: When Darkness Falls, Tears Are Not Enough

Kishorechandra Wangkhem

The heart-wrenching story of Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who stood up for his rights, and won! He talks about life in prison and his family's fight for justice after being hounded by the state government of Manipur

05 April, 2019

Pakistan Announces Release Of 360 Indian Prisoners On Humanitarian Ground

Outlook Web Bureau

The prisoners will be released in four batches, scheduled as 100 each on April 8, 15 and 29.


12 March, 2019

AgustaWestland: Delhi Court Allows ED To Question Christian Michel In Tihar Jail

Outlook Web Bureau

A Delhi court Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who was arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, inside the Tihar jail.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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