JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT – BUDGET SESSION 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. While 11 questions were asked in the Rajya Sabha, the Lok Sabha saw 12 questions on prisons and prisoners. The most questions - 13 out of 23 - were asked on Foreign National Prisoners (FNPs) in India and Indian nationals in foreign prisons.