Jail Mail: Prisons and Parliament – Budget Session 2022
This Jail Mail on Prisons and Parliament brings to you summaries of responses tabled in the Parliament, in the Budget Session 2022, on questions relating to prisons and prisoners. The Budget Session 2022 began on 31st January 2022 and concluded on 7th April 2022.
Jail Mail: Prisons and Parliament - Monsoon & Winter Session 2021
This Jail Mail on Prisons and Parliament brings to you the summaries of responses tabled in the parliament on questions relating to prisons and prisoners, in the last two sessions of 2021: Monsoon and Winter Session 2021.
Jail Mail - Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons 2020: Based on NCRB's PSI 2020
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released the latest prison statistics for the year 2020 recently. In this Jail Mail, we share with you our in-depth analysis of the Prison Statistics India 2020.
JAIL MAIL – Legal Services Day 2021
On the occasion of Legal Services Day 2021 celebrated each year on 9th November, we bring to you updates on the latest developments in legal aid delivery in India in the last year through this jail mail.
JAIL MAIL- Lessons learnt from the Pandemic: Ensure Right to Adequate Healthcare in Prisons
In this Jail Mail, we analyse the response of Indian prisons in ensuring the right to adequate healthcare during the pandemic. We look at specific examples of where states failed to take affirmative action as well as some good practices.
JAIL MAIL : Nelson Mandela Day 2021
The UN General Assembly in its resolution revising the UN Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners 1955, accepted 18th July as the Nelson Mandela International Day and extended its scope to promote human condition of imprisonment.
Jail Mail-Release of CHRI’s Report ‘Disconnected: Videoconferencing and Fair Trial’
Restricted functioning of physical courts owing to the pandemic has resulted in courts experimenting with videoconference hearings. Conducting criminal trials through videoconferencing however can result in several fair trial rights being compromised.
Jail Mail: Prisons and Parliament – Budget Session 2021
The last Parliament session- the 'Budget Session 2021' began on 29th January and concluded two weeks ahead of the schedule on 25th March 2021 after both the houses adjourned sine die. The session was held in two parts with a recess in between from 16th February till 7th March.
Jail Mail : "The bitter truth is that our prisons are overcrowded..."
The 23rd of March 2020 marks a year since the lockdown and the directions of the Supreme Court on reducing the overcrowding in prisons after taking sou motu cognizance of the risks of COVID inside prisons.
Jail Mail – International Women’s Day 2021
In a year that was plagued with its own share of challenges, this Jail Mail highlights the main issues that continue to plague women prisoners in India ten years after the adoption of the Bangkok Rules on the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offender.