JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT – WINTER SESSION 2018
This newsletter is in continuation of our previous on the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The Winter Session had 17 sittings between 11 December 2018 and 8 January 2019; it saw 32 questions on prisons on a variety of issues such as deaths in custody, torture, legal aid, Indian nationals in foreign custody, and prison conditions, among other things. 19 of these questions were asked the in Rajya Sabha and 13 in the Lok Sabha. Three duplicate questions were asked in both Houses on the observation of Supreme Court judges on jail conditions, medical officers and convicts in correctional homes.