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  • India Needs Prison Reforms to Decongest its Jails

    There are 149 jails in India that are overcrowded by more than 100 per cent and that eight are overcrowded by margins of a staggering 500 per cent. Among them the Satyamangalam sub-jail in Erode district of Tamil Nadu has 200 prisoners "stuffed" in a space meant for 16 people. These alarming statistics were revealed in the Centre's reply in response to a question in the Lok Sabha on August 8, 2017. Read More
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