HOPE BEHIND BARS? STATUS REPORT ON LEGAL AID FOR PERSONS IN CUSTODY
This National Legal Aid Report has been prepared based on responses received from Right to Information Applications from 24 states and 5 union territories. The report is divided into two volumes. Volume I comprises the standards, national findings on the implementation of the schemes, recommendations for key stakeholders and replicable formats of recording, reporting and monitoring mechanisms. Volume II looks at the functioning of legal aid delivery at the state level. This volume has state summary sheets for 29 states and seven union territories. Each state summary includes three components: a) a snapshot of the criminal justice delivery system in the state; b) a snapshot of the response to our legal aid RTI and the key findings; and c) detailed findings on the implementation of legal aid delivery in the state.
Keywords: Legal Aid, Early Access to Legal Aid, Article 39A, Legal Aid at Police Station, Prison Reform, Pre-trial detention, Undertrial, Legal Aid Clinics, Legal Aid Lawyers, Monitoring Legal Aid