November 13, 2019


This year we celebrated the 25th Legal Services Day on 9th November 2019. Over the last 25 years, NALSA has taken a number of steps to extend the coverage and ambit of legal services. Additionally, to keep up with the changing times, NALSA as well as SLSAs across the country have been trying to make themselves visible and accessible to the populace with campaigns and awareness programmes.

November 13, 2019

Urgent Action Desk

In response to suggestions received from the participants of the Roundtable Consultation with Key Stakeholders on Strangers to Justice. CHRI has established an Urgent Action Desk, in order to facilitate consular access, contact with family, legal representation, repatriation and transfer of prisoners under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 2003.

November 13, 2019

International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) Newsletter No.46

Our programme head prison reforms programme, attended the International Legal Aid Group Conference in Ottawa, Canada in June 2019. She summarises the proceedings in this piece published in the ILAG Newsletter No.

November 12, 2019

Legal Aid Services IN Correctional Homes of West Bengal - Second Watch Report

This study documents the status of legal aid services in West Bengal based on the evaluation of data received from correctional homes on the compliance and implementation of various schemes and directives of NALSA, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), and the WBSLSA. The data covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

November 04, 2019

JAIL MAIL: Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons- An Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2017

The National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) released its annual publication on prisons in India for the year 2017, on 21st October, 2019.

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.