Tag: Prisoners

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SC issues notice to Centre, EC on PIL seeking voting rights for prisoners

The plea was filed in 2019 by Aditya Prasanna Bhattacharya, then a student of the National Law University, challenging the Constitutional validity of section 62(5) of the Act.

  • Monday, 31 October 2022
Prisoners serving lifer roam freely, sell vegetables in Karanjia
#Watch Prisoners serving lifer roam freely, sell vegetables in Karanjia

The prisoners reportedly sell vegetables everyday, but there is no one to keep an eye on them.

  • Thursday, 07 July 2022
Lifers get another chance at life, may soon run petrol pumps

Bhubaneswar: Following in the path of Telangana Government, the Odisha Prisons department is contemplating to give life term prisoners in the state another chance at life. It is gearing up to engage them to run petrol pumps in various jail circles in the state. Upbeat with the success achieved by Telangana government, Odisha will be […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Who is more likely to end up behind bars again?

Melbourne: Former prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up behind the bars again, says a study that looked into the health factors that influence repeat offence. The researchers also found that ex-prisoners who are obese, suffer from various chronic diseases or have had a […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Pakistan national killed in brawl in Jaipur prison

Jaipur: A Pakistani national lodged in the central jail here was allegedly killed Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners. “A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly murdered today in the central jail. The matter will be investigated by a judicial magistrate and also by the police,” Rajasthan Director General of Police Kapil Garg told PTI. The […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Odisha Jails To Get Automatic Restricted Telephone System

Bhubaneswar: As part of the ongoing prison reforms, Odisha is going to introduce automatic restricted telephone system in various jails. Through the system, the jail authorities can record the conversation of the inmates which can play a crucial role in putting a check on alleged criminal activities being controlled from within the jail premises. Sources […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Union MSME Ministry To Help Prisoners Set Up Business: Official

Nagpur: The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) will start a pilot project to help prisoners set up business, a senior official said on Sunday. Director MSME Development Institute (Nagpur) PM Parlewar said the pilot project would start in Nagpur Central Jail. “There are about 4 lakh prisoners in India. When they […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Death Penalty Is Not Open Ended That Can Be Challenged All The Time By Condemned Prisoners: SC

New Delhi: Observing that the “finality” of death sentence is extremely important, the Supreme Court on Thursday said condemned prisoners should not be under the impression that the death penalty remains “open ended” and can be challenged all the time by them. In remarks that came against the backdrop of the four death row convicts […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021