JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT – MONSOON SESSION 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. The session witnessed 57 questions on prisons and prisoners on a variety of topics including overcrowding, prison conditions and infrastructure, deaths in prisons, crimes in prisons, Indian nationals in foreign jails and foreign nationals in Indian jails, detention centers, shelter homes and child care institutions, prison manuals and vulnerable categories of prisoners. While 32 such questions were asked in the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha saw 25 such questions. Our Jail Mail provides a summary of the questions asked, and information shared during this session on prisons and prisoners.