Responding to the Pandemic: Prisons and Overcrowding

This report documents and examines the process of de congestion of prisons across India by assessing the functioning of High Powered Committees (HPC), Undertrial Review Committees (UTRC) and legal aid functionaries. It has vital data on prison population rates as well as a comparative on both pre and post COVID-19 induced lockdown. This data helps in understanding the impact on prison overcrowding as well as predicting future overcrowding rates with High Courts cancelling interim bail and paroles of prisoners across the country. As such this information would be vital for journalists, grassroots organizations as well as other stakeholders to highlight related concerns in their states/region of work.

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Last Updated August 16, 2022, 08:41 (UTC)
Created March 19, 2022, 12:05 (UTC)
geography All India
published 2021-03-02T07:31:35.022885
sector Home Affairs and Enforcement