Blogs / Undertrials: Reducing Excessive Pre-Trial Detention

Growing up in Indian prisons: Children of undertrials and a case of widespread neglect

Growing up in Indian prisons: Children of undertrials and a case of widespread neglect

27/05/2016

While a debate is raging on trying juveniles as adults in serious crimes, there are hundreds of children who spend years in prison for no fault of their own.

Undertrials: Victims of a sluggish justice system

Undertrials: Victims of a sluggish justice system

5/05/2016

Over the last few months, Amnesty International India has interviewed dozens of prison officials and undertrials in five jails in south India.

At Bangalore Central Jail, a convict lights path for legal aid

At Bangalore Central Jail, a convict lights path for legal aid

18/02/2016

TKS Kutty had been convicted of murder with seven others in a labour dispute case in 1998 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

[Research Diaries] NCRB Report: The devil is in the detail

[Research Diaries] NCRB Report: The devil is in the detail

5/11/2015

The NCRB reports on Prison and Crime Statistics in India is a primary source of informaton for many researchers. However, the accuracy and comprehensiveness of these reports are questionable.

The Salman Exception

The Salman Exception

26/05/2015

For most undertrials, it’s years in jail with no access to quality legal aid.

For many undertrials, it’s a long walk to freedom

For many undertrials, it’s a long walk to freedom

18/09/2014

Section 436A was enacted in 2005 to reduce overcrowding and ensure that poor undertrials do not languish in jails for long periods. Nine years down the line, there are still certain systemic failings that impair the effective implementation of Section 436A.