2/3 of the People in Prisons are Undertrials

Amnesty International India report

Highlights:

  • While the system struggles with an occupancy rate of 114%, there has been no change to ensure legal safeguards to prevent excessive pre-trial detention.
  • The report shows that 29% of undertrials had no formal training and were illiterate.
  • According to the report, between September 2014 and February 2015, there were over 1.10 lakh instances of undertrials not being produced in courts for hearings.
  • While there is a shortage of personnel to escort undertrials, this figure includes those who were not produced even through video-conferencing.

Source: The Hindu

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