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Projects along the line of Kerala’s Kaval program introduced

The state government of Kerala has introduced 2 more projects for offenders and victims under the POCSO Act in line with the successful Kaval program. Kaval is a project for rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law. The two new projects are: For first time offenders: this project targets the first time offenders under ..

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National Conference on “Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails” organized by BPR&D

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has recently organized the National Conference on “Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails : Vulnerability of Inmates and Jail Staff and their Protection”  in New Delhi. The aim of the 2-day Conference is to provide a platform for the prison personnel of all ranks at the national ..

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Malaysia to abolish the death penalty for all crimes

Malaysia’s Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to abolish death penalty for all crimes and halt pending executions. This decision was taken in pursuance of strong domestic opposition to colonial practice for being barbarous and unimaginably cruel which has put terrible stain on the country’s human rights record. It is also in ..

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Maharashtra state Prison department rolls out a smart video- calling facility for female prisoners and inmates lodged at open jails

The Maharashtra Prison department has rolled out a smart video- calling facility for female prisoners and inmates lodged at open jails across the state, after gaining success in its pilot project at Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison (YCP). A prisoner can talk to his/her family members for five minutes and will be charged Rs 5. The ..

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Ministry of Women and Child Development launchs report titled ‘Women in Prisons’

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same. The report contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations for improving the ..

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