Prisons of Bihar Status Report 2015

Prisons of Bihar Status Report 2015

Justice V.N. Sinha (rtd.), Executive Chairman of the Bihar State Legal Services Authority (BSLSA), commissioned me to inspect all the 58 prisons of Bihar. This entailed interacting with each and every prisoner (30,070 on record) and examining each ward of every prison. The inspections revealed inhuman conditions of incarceration and custodial violence and torture.

BSLSA published the report in November 2015. The Parliamentary Standing Committee (Department of Law and Justice) took cognizance of the report. NHRC subsequently took suo motu cognizance of my Frontline article based on the report.

You can find the report here: html | pdf