Jail mail -RIOTS IN VARANASI JAIL ... SOME HARD FACTS ABOUT UTTAR PRADESH JAILS
Two jail riots have broken out in Varanasi district jail on consecutive days, 3rd and 4th April 2016. Media reports mentioned that jail superintendent was taken hostage and deputy superintendent was beaten up by inmates to ensure their grievances are taken seriously. The prisoners’ long standing grievances included being beaten by jail staff, corruption in the jails and being served poor quality food.