[The Wire] Plans of a Swanky Prison Cell for Vijay Mallya Violate Equality Before Law

[The Wire] Plans of a Swanky Prison Cell for Vijay Mallya Violate Equality Before Law

The Wire published my article on equality in Indian prisons. The article argues that inhuman conditions in Indian prisons is a real problem, but creating small islands of human rights for affluent individuals while other prisoners languish is anomalous in nature and against the principle of justice.

[TEDx] Open Prison System is a game changer

[TEDx] Open Prison System is a game changer

I gave a TEDx Talk at Mansarover Park, talking at length about Indian penitentiary system. I discussed the existing system of closed prisons and the problems it pose both to prisoners rights and to society as a whole. My argument here is one I advanced elsewhere: the only feasible solution is open prisons.

Supreme Court passes an Order asking state governments to establish open prisons

Supreme Court passes an Order asking state governments to establish open prisons

Today the Supreme Court passed another order (see the previous one) concerning open prisons. As part of its consideration of petition regarding inhuman conditions in Indian prisons, the Supreme Court addressed the issue of establishing open prisons, making it clear that open prisons are a viable solution to the problem.

My visit to Sanganer open prison

My visit to Sanganer open prison

I visited Sanganer open prison this week, talked to prisoners and discussed prison conditions with them. For those, wondering what an open prison looks like and how prisoners can live in dignity, there are some pictures attached.