September 05, 2019


The Monsoon Session was held from 17 July 2019 to 7 August 2019 with 37 sittings in the Lok Sabha and 35 in the Rajya Sabha.

August 10, 2019

Inside Haryana Prison

Inside Haryana Prisons provides an insight into the realities of the prisons system in Haryana and covers all 19 prisons in the state. The report has been prepared by CHRI on behalf of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority.

August 05, 2019

Micro study on the payment of Legal Aid Lawyers

A common perception about the legal aid system in India is that it fails to succeed due to the lackadaisical attitude of the lawyers. However, to examine this notion, it is necessary to analyse any possible reasons leading to such attitudes among legal aid lawyers.

July 29, 2019

Connecting the Dots - A handbook for paralegals assigned to police stations and prisons

'The handbook has been prepared to assist and facilitate the work of Paralegal Volunteers (paralegals) attached to legal services institutions across the country. It seeks to facilitate the work of paralegals attached to police stations and prisons in ensuring prompt and effective access to legal aid for persons in custody.

July 18, 2019

JAIL MAIL: NELSON MANDELA DAY Ten Things You Must Know About Indian Prisons

On the 101st birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela CHRI’s shares its analysis of the prison statistics on 10 key aspects.

June 04, 2019

101 Questions on Prisons You Didn’t Know Whom to Ask

Prisons are closed spaces. Very little information is available on the daily lives and routines of prisoners. Additionally, very few people are interested in learning about the details of prison life unless they find themselves in one. This may mean that for many, questions they have on prisons, sparked either by curiosity or necessity, are often left unanswered.

May 13, 2019

Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan 2019

This report is a follow up on CHRI’s 2016 report titled “Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan”.

April 28, 2019

​A Report on Excessive Delay of Cases and Prolonged Pre-trial Detentions​

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa Office has since 2008 been implementing a project dubbed the “Justice Centers Project” to promote increased access to justice and protection of the human rights of the poor and indigent within the criminal justice system in Ghana and by extension West Africa.

April 04, 2019


Taking forward CHRI’s mandate and objective to make prisons more transparent, open them up to accountability, and encourage the sharing of prison data in the public domain, CHRI shares its 'Indian Prison Data Map'.

March 05, 2019


The Interim Budget Session of the Parliament was held from 31 January 2019 to 13 February 2019 with 10 sittings. This short session witnessed 23 questions on prisons and prisoners on a variety of topics including Prison Infrastructure, Deaths in Prisons, Implementation of Model Prison Manual, Foreign National Prisoners (FNP) in India, Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons and Shelter Homes.