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November 25, 2020

Prisons and Parliament- Monsoon Session 2020

The last parliament session - 'Monsoon Session' went on from 14th September 2020 till it was adjourned on 23rd September 2020. 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.

November 10, 2020

JAIL MAIL – Legal Services Day 2020

As the legal services institutions (LSIs) in India complete their 25th year of existence this year, in this jail mail, CHRI presents a snapshot into the services provided by LSIs in the face of myriad challenges and restrictions caused by the pandemic.

October 21, 2020

JAIL MAIL: WERE INDIAN PRISONS EQUIPPED TO RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC? -CHRI’s Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2019

Through this Jail Mail, CHRI shares – Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons – an analysis of the latest prison statistics of India for the year 2019 released by the National Crime Records Bureau.

October 01, 2020

RIGHTS BEHIND BARS (2020) - Landmark Judicial Pronouncements 2010-2019

This publication contains summaries of several important judicial pronouncements on prisons and prisoners’ rights. This is the second edition of Rights Behind Bars, and it builds on the first edition to include important judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts from 2010 to 2019.

September 09, 2020

Hope Behind Bars? An Assessment Of Changes in Provision of Legal Aid For Persons in Custody, 2018 - 2020

This report marks the two-year anniversary of the public release of CHRI’s Hope behind Bars? - Status Report on Legal Aid for Persons in Custody, 2018. This report is an effort to analyse the changes that have been brought in by NALSA and improvements in implementation undertaken by SLSAs to improve access to legal services for persons in custody in India.

September 04, 2020

Ten Things You Should know about Indian Prisons- An Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2019

Ten things you should know about Indian Prisons is an annual publication of CHRI since 2015, that highlights trends and major findings from the National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) annual statistical report - Prison Statistics India.  This analysis is based on the latest Prison Statistics India 2019.

August 19, 2020

Under Trial Review Committees and You

This poster explains the working of Undertrial Review Committees (UTRCs) in a simplified form. It aims to assist prisoners in understanding the functioning of the committee. It also mentions the categories of prisoners mandated to be reviewed by UTRC.  The poster is available in Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada and Tamil.

July 23, 2020

Report of the National Consultation on Prisons: Ensuring an Effective Response to COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh Prisons and Correctional Services and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) jointly organised the National Consultation on Prisons: Ensuring an Effective Response to COVID-19 on the 20th of June, 2020.

July 21, 2020

Legal Aid & Children

Every child confined in a child care institution has a right to access free legal aid, regardless of being a child in conflict with law or in need of care and protection. This poster provides in a simple manner basic information on accessing legal aid by children.

July 18, 2020

JAIL MAIL- NELSON MANDELA DAY 2020: THE NEED TO MONITOR PRISONS

On 102nd birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, CHRI through this Jail Mail intends to emphasise on the need for effective monitoring of prisons. As COVID-19 spreads, there is a need for robust prison oversight to check effective response to COVID-19 in prisons and that rights of prisoners are not compromised in the guise of fighting the pandemic.