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ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF CONVICTS IN INDIA

ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF CONVICTS IN INDIAThe societal impulse to morally indict prisoners is unconstitutional — something the courts and people in general seem to have forgotten. The death of Ramkumar in Chennai Central Prison on September 18 became one of 1700 deaths that occur in Indian prisons each year. The dramatic increase in deaths may be the result of a malfunctioning criminal justice system. Since 2001, prison deaths have increased from 978 to 1704 in 2014 — a 74 per cent rise; the number of [...]

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