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US Prison System Resembling Huge Geriatrics Ward

Monday, 03 March 2014 09:53 By Kanya DAlmeida, IPS News | Op-Ed    (Photo via Shutterstock)A nurse helps an old man up from his chair. Holding onto her arms, he steps blindly forward, trusting her to lead him to his spot at the lunch… Continue Reading →

All jails in Chhattisgarh overcrowded #Prisoners

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur  February 19, 2014 Last Updated at 20:17 IST T here more than 14,000 inmates have been lodged in various prisons, theState Assembly was informed today.  As against the capacity of 5,302, there are 14,062 inmates in various… Continue Reading →

Why is Sweden closing its #Prisons ? #humanrights

  Sweden’s prison population has dropped so dramatically that the country plans to close four of its prisons. What lessons can the UK learn? Erwin James Sunday 1 December 2013 The Guardian   —- Swedish prisons have long had a… Continue Reading →

Lessons From European Prisons

      By THE EDITORIAL BOARD   N y t   In February, a group of American corrections officials, judges, prosecutors and public defenders spent a week visiting prisons in Germany and the Netherlands.   Those countries incarcerate people at about one-tenth… Continue Reading →

India’s prisons overcrowded, Chhattisgarh jails have 252 % occupancy

HYDERABAD, TNN : Indian jails are over-crowded. While the available capacity is 3, 43,169, the total inmate populationis much higher at 3, 85,135. That would make the occupancy rate 112.2 per cent. While there is not a single prisoner in the Union territory… Continue Reading →

#India – How to deal with Maosim, put poor behind bars #Chhattsigarh #WTFnews

Face to Face: Vrinda Grover The conviction rate in Dantewada and Jagdalpur is one and three per cent. The entire objective appears to be to keep them in jail Souzeina Mushtaq Delhi The brutal assault on tribal school teacher Soni… Continue Reading →

2.3 Million Americans Rot in Prison — Meet the Corporations Exploiting Them for Profit #mustread

  Civil Liberties The Nation / By Liliana Segura The prison industry is more lucrative than you think. October 2, 2013  | The following article first appeared in the Nation. “Global Tel* Link. You have a collect call from: ‘Tim.’ An inmate in Shelby County Correctional… Continue Reading →

America’s Business of Mass Incarceration #prisons

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges Debbie Bourne, 45, was at her apartment in the Liberty Village housing projects in Plainfield, N.J., on the afternoon of April 30 when police banged on the door and pushed their… Continue Reading →

Indian prisoner’s body arrives 21 days after his death in Pakistan jail

By Our Correspondent / Express Tribune : July 29, 2013 MUMBAI / KARACHI: The remains of Indian prisoner Dadubhai Makwana, who had died in Karachi jail on July 4, were flown to Mumbai last Thursday, almost 21 days after his… Continue Reading →

Indian Supreme Court- Why Pakistanis in jail if sentence over ?

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed its anguish at mentally challenged and deaf-mute foreign nationals, mostly Pakistanis, who continued to languish in Indian jails long after completing their sentence and asked why the issue could “not be taken up… Continue Reading →

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