Publications


February 12, 2020

101 Questions on Prisons You Didn’t Know Whom to Ask

Prisons are closed spaces. Very little information is available on the daily lives and routines of prisoners. Additionally, very few people are interested in learning about the details of prison life unless they find themselves in one. This may mean that for many, questions they have on prisons, sparked either by curiosity or necessity, are often left unanswered.

February 06, 2020

Legal Aid and You (Kannada)

February 06, 2020

Legal Aid and You (Marathi)

February 06, 2020

Legal Aid and You (Malayalam)

February 06, 2020

Stages of Criminal Trial (Burmese)

February 06, 2020

Stages of Criminal Trial (Punjabi)

February 06, 2020

Legal Aid and You (Punjabi)

January 15, 2020

JAIL MAIL: Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons - An Analysis of NCRB’s Prison Statistics India 2018

Since 2015, CHRI analyses NCRB’s annual report - Prison Statistics India to come up with trends, major findings and a comparative commentary on certain indicators to present the status of prisons and prisoners in India.    This analysis is based on the latest Prison Statistics India 2018.

January 10, 2020

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report based on the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The ESTD series, which was started in 2008, is researched and produced by CHRI’s International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team. These reports review and monitor voting patterns and conduct of Commonwealth countries at the HRC vis-à-vis their pledges and commitments and as reflected in the human rights situations domestically.

December 18, 2019

Looking into the Haze 2019 - Second National Report on Prison Monitoring in India

Looking into the Haze 2019 is CHRI’s Second National Report on Prison Monitoring in India. This is a second watch report on the functioning of Board of Visitors (BOV) and Non Official Visitors (NOV) in Indian prisons as on 1 June 2018. The report has been prepared on the basis of RTI responses where information was received from 491 prisons of 29 states and union territories.