Prison Reforms and draft National Policy on Prison Reforms

Prisons are a subject of state list in Indian constitution. The prisons in most states in India face problems of overcrowding, corruption, discrimination, inequality, issues of sanitation, food and health related issues. The women prisoners face sexual violence and so on.  The issue of prison reforms came into limelight in early 1980s when K.F. Rustamji highlighted the cause of undertrials and cr…

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