October 12, 2017


The last parliament session - 'Monsoon Session' was held from 17th July to 11th August 2017. During the session, the Members of Parliament (MPs) posed questions to various ministries to seek information on the working of the government and therefore bring more accountability. This session saw MPs pose 24 questions on prisons and prisoners.

September 14, 2017

Prison Legal Aid Clinics in West Bengal: Bringing Justice Closer?

NALSA Standard Operating Procedures for Representation of Persons in Custody 2016 mandates setup of Prison Legal Aid Clinics in prisons across India. This study documents the functioning of the prison legal aid clinics in a few correctional homes in West Bengal.

August 23, 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of committee to develop training manual for prison staffs vide case order dated 2nd May 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of  committee  to develop  training  manual for prison staffs  vide  case order dated 2nd May 2017.

August 23, 2017

Roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons

CHRI and the Institute of Correctional Administration organised a roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Prisoners in Foreign Prisons on 13 July in Delhi. CHRI presented its preliminary findings from its upcoming report on Barriers to repatriation of sentenced Indian prisoners abroad.

May 15, 2017


CHRI presented its two groundbreaking reports on prison monitoring titled ‘Looking Into the Haze – A Study on Prison Monitoring in India’ and ‘Circle of Justice – A National Report on Undertrial Review Committees’ to the representatives of the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commissions along with civil society and media on 08 November 20

March 31, 2017

CHRI's Submission to NCRB on Prison Statistics India

CHRI made a submission to the National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) in March 2017 on improving quality of data published in the annual series Prison Statistics India report.

January 12, 2017

NALSA Standard Operating Procedures on Representation of Persons in Custody 2016 (Bengali)

January 12, 2017

NALSA Standard Operating Procedures on Representation of Persons in Custody 2016 (English)

December 30, 2016

Stages of Criminal Trial Urdu

December 30, 2016

Legal Aid & You Urdu