Jail Mail: Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Week
28th May is celebrated as ‘Menstrual Hygiene Day’ every year worldwide to highlight the importance of good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). 'Periods in Prisons' is an overlooked issue.
Jail Mail Prison Reforms in Karnataka: Our Impact Story
This Jail Mail shares a positive story of reform in prisons of Karnataka - an example of successful collaboration between the prison department, State Legal Services Authority and civil society to initiate sustainable reforms within prisons.
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.