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The SC asked states to plan prisons for next 50 years — here’s what is missing

Increasing the number of prisons is only half the work to address overcrowding. The other is to tackle the population of undertrials. These 4 charts show why

Nationally, the share of undertrials has always been more than 60% since 2009. Between 2009 and 2022, it grew from 66% in 2009 to 73% in 2022, touching 78% in 2021.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Too many undertrials in jails raise questions

Prisons are overcrowded not because they are full of wicked criminals. But because two-thirds of people in jail are undertrial prisoners

The need to stem the undertrial trend has led to the making of many laws, schemes, and institutions(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:25 PM IST
ByMaja Daruwala,

What the Supreme Court data reveals

What information on caseload and pendency of the top court - seen in light of similar data from lower courts and high courts - shows about the judicial system

Supreme Court data is distributed across three dashboards, providing an overview of key statistics, and data on pending cases and on cases disposed of(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 08:41 PM IST
ByValay Singh,
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