Covid-19 in prison: Is India doing enough? / Gendering the Pandemic in the Prison
Drawing by Arun Ferreira
Live Mint / by Omkar Khandekar
Vijay Raghavan, professor of criminology at Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences, shares that Indian jails continue to be overcrowded despite efforts for decongestion…
Bail requests of those accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case have consistently been rejected, even when some of those accused are old and have co-morbid conditions.
GENDERING THE PANDEMIC IN THE PRISON
The India Forum / by Pratiksha Baxi & Navsharan Singh
The threat of mass contagion in prisons poses specific challenges to women, children and gender and sexual minorities in prisons and other custodial minorities. Older women prisoners, detenues and undertrials in overcrowded pandemic-struck prisons have been denied bail, while pregnant women, lactating mothers, and mothers and their children, women with disabilities, and women with co-morbidities continue to be incarcerated in overcrowded prisons.