Drawing by Arun Ferreira
COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons
Jurist / by Abhishek Chakravarty and Abhijit Rajkhowa
Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt … The virus has mercilessly affected all sections of our society whether rich or poor, young or old. Now the virus knocks at the door of a highly vulnerable group of people whose choices are limited – prisoners.
1.000 Taloja Jail inmates, including some BK case prisoners, have COVID-like symptoms, say families
Firstpost / by Parth MN
Anand Teltumbde’s family is anxiously awaiting his test results. The high court directed the state to inform the family on 1 August.
When Monali Raut spoke to her imprisoned brother Mahesh last week, it got her a bit worried. “He said almost half the prisoners in Taloja Central Prison have been suffering from flu, cough or cold in the past week,” she said.