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Jul 20, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: NELSON MANDELA DAY

On Nelson Mandela Day, CHRI through this Jail Mail intends to raise awareness around issues relating to minimum standards which must be adhered to when incarcerating prisoners.

Jun 19, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT - BUDGET SESSION 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our earlier Jail Mail (view here) on questions asked in the 2017-18 Winter Session of the Parliament. You may recollect that in that session, which was held in July-August 2017, the Members of Parliament asked 16 questions relating to prisons and prisoners.

Mar 08, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN PRISONERS

On this Women’s Day, CHRI, through this Jail Mail commends the initiatives by Parliament, particularly the Committee on the Empowerment of Women to conduct studies on women in detention.

Feb 20, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: Beyond Prison Walls – Conversation on Prisoners’ Rights

CHRI, in collaboration with Tihar Prisons, Bureau of Police Research & Development and Delhi School of Social Work,  organized a one-day seminar, ‘Beyond Prison Walls – Conversation on Prisoners’ Rights’ for prison inmates to freely interact with the justice system f

Jan 19, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our earlier Jail Mail (view here) on questions asked in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. You may recollect that in that session, which was held in July-August 2017, the Members of Parliament asked 24 questions relating to prisons and prisoners.

Nov 08, 2017 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: LEGAL SERVICES DAY: LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR

9th November 2017 marks the 23rd Legal Services Day. As is customary, we bring to you an update on the latest developments in legal aid in India. In the last one year NALSA has brought a slew of changes, which we believe can go a long way in improving access to legal aid in the country.

Oct 12, 2017 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT

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.

May 15, 2017 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL - PRESENTING THE REPORT OF CHRI’S NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON PRISON MONITORING

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 Right

Nov 10, 2016 Publications Prison Reform

CHRI's JAIL MAIL: The year that was: Taking stock on Legal Services Day

For the past 22 years India has observed the Legal Services Day on November 9. Following our jail mail marking this event last year, we bring you an update on the latest developments in legal aid.

Oct 04, 2016 Publications Prison Reform

Jail mail - Revisiting Reforms Through Under Trial Review Committees

“Prison reforms have been the subject matter of discussion and decisions rendered by this Court from time to time …Unfortunately, it seems that the views of this Court over the 50 years (since Prabhakar Pandurang Sangzgiri in 1966) have continuously fallen on deaf ears and the situation