Inmate Suicide Casts Shadow On Model Indian Jail

From the NPR article: “India’s Tihar Jail is a land of bakeries and carpentry shops, where inmates compete in music contests, take classes and perform intensive Buddhist meditation as part of their rehabilitation.  Tihar Jail is also a vast, overcrowded facility, crammed with people awaiting trial who sleep on concrete floors, face daily threats from other prisoners and are shaken down for bribes from their poorly paid jailers, according to human rights lawyers and former inmates there.”

The facility has 12,199 inmates in it – tough to imagine any facility that big being a “model” anything, or that there is effective governance or oversight.

And let’s not kid ourselves about the inmate charged with rape who “hanged himself” while his three cellies “slept”…

Read more here.

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