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India

Discuss everything that is happening in India or is related to India

Vikram Sethi , Sep, 27 2016

There were around a 1000 suicides in Prison in the last 20 years. We have failed to safe guard a fully lawful institution


From 1995 to 2014, 999 suicides were reported inside Indian prisons. Tamil Nadu alone has seen 141 of them. The State houses less than 4 per cent of the country’s prisoners, yet it accounts for 14 per cent of suicides inside prisons. With such a poor track record, the State machinery should at least deliberate possible solutions.

Is Tamil Nadu the bad apple or is the entire orchard rotten? Data show that in the last 20 years, three inmates on average have been found dead daily in Indian prisons. In 2014, there were five deaths every day, so 35 deaths in a typical week. Two of these deaths were suicides. In the same period, the death rate inside prisons rose by 42 per cent. Ninety per cent of these deaths were recorded as ‘natural’, but what constitutes ‘natural’ in a custodial set-up is questionable.

From 1995 to 2014, 999 suicides were reported inside Indian prisons. Tamil Nadu alone has seen 141 of them. The State houses less than 4 per cent of the country’s prisoners, yet it accounts for 14 per cent of suicides inside prisons. With such a poor track record, the State machinery should at least deliberate possible solutions. Is Tamil Nadu the bad apple or is the entire orchard rotten? Data show that in the last 20 years, three inmates on average have been found dead daily in Indian prisons. In 2014, there were five deaths every day, so 35 deaths in a typical week. Two of these deaths were suicides. In the same period, the death rate inside prisons rose by 42 per cent. Ninety per cent of these deaths were recorded as ‘natural’, but what constitutes ‘natural’ in a custodial set-up is questionable.

praveen , Sep, 27 2016


I suppose we're sort of stuck between what authoritarian regimes do with their criminals and what a social democracy does. We're not North Korea, but nor are we Sweden. We take the route that lies somewhere in the middle, just make their lives miserable and tedious and bring them out in the hope their prison experience acts as a deterrent. Is there a name for this system?

I suppose we're sort of stuck between what authoritarian regimes do with their criminals and what a social democracy does. We're not North Korea, but nor are we Sweden. We take the route that lies somewhere in the middle, just make their lives miserable and tedious and bring them out in the hope the


manoj , Sep, 27 2016


The media and politicians don't even care about the prisoners who die in jail as they are already considered not worth living. It is a very sad state to see people brutally ending their lives inside the jails while the real criminals (the masterminds and politicians) are roaming freely.



Ashish Kulkarni , Sep, 27 2016


It is not that the state is not concerned, almost 70% prisoners are under trials, fast tracking pending cases, providing prisoners update about their case proceedings, better functioning and accountability of NALSA. Also regular visits in prisons by government officials such as District/Judicial Magistrates along with pro active NHRC for monitoring of the functioning and ensuring basic facilities are being provided. Connecting prisoners with schemes like Make in India, Skill India to give them a meaningful life.

It is not that the state is not concerned, almost 70% prisoners are under trials, fast tracking pending cases, providing prisoners update about their case proceedings, better functioning and accountability of NALSA. Also regular visits in prisons by government officials such as District/Judicial Mag


Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Sep, 27 2016


It would be nice to know what the numbers year by year to form a more informed opinion.



sohail , Sep, 27 2016


The rate of prison deaths in India has increased significantly over the last two decades. A lot of these is attributed to the ill equipped prison department which is unable to ensure the safety and security of the inmates. We need to take certain measures to minimize and prevent custodial deaths.



Vassal Shergil , Sep, 27 2016


We need to ensure better living conditions like good food, shelter, sanitation inside prison, better behavior by prison staff and ensuring better communication with family. Install cctv cameras, increase prison staff, avoid electric wires or points in prisoners room. Regular check-up of prisoners by psychiatrist (at the time of entry and while under prison) Prisoners with suicidal tendencies need to be identified and given special care and support.

We need to ensure better living conditions like good food, shelter, sanitation inside prison, better behavior by prison staff and ensuring better communication with family. Install cctv cameras, increase prison staff, avoid electric wires or points in prisoners room. Regular check-up of prison