Tag: prisoner rights

[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.

[The Wire] Emulating Rajasthan’s Open Jails Model Could Ease Overcrowding in Indian Prisons

[The Wire] Emulating Rajasthan’s Open Jails Model Could Ease Overcrowding in Indian Prisons

The Wire published my article on open prisons. Here’s the preview: In an ongoing case, the Supreme Court is likely to consider the feedback of various states and union territories on the standard of living in 1,382 prisons across the country, with regard to two key issues – overcrowding and unnatural deaths. The case has been…

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[Interview] Burden of enforcing right to life & to speedy trial by SC and the exchequer is worth undertaking: Justice V.N.Sinha

[Interview] Burden of enforcing right to life & to speedy trial by SC and the exchequer is worth undertaking: Justice V.N.Sinha

I did a joint interview with Justice V.N. Sinha with Live Law. Here’s the preview: Prisoners are treated as the crumbs of the society and imprisonment induces psychological scar. To suffer the burden of the terror tag, and being shunned into silence of confinement for over a decade, is a gross violation of human rights.…

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[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

The Wire published my article on prisoner rights and what new draft Model Prison Manual does to protect them. Here’s the preview: Prisoners already face endemic issues like poor sanitation, lack of resources and insufficient wages, and the new rules are looking to restrict them from going on a hunger strike singing, laughing and talking loudly.…

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