Prison, Bail, COVID-19 and the Right of Inmates: An Indian Perspective

  • Sumedha Gupta and Shreshth Bhatnagar
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  • Sumedha Gupta

    Research Scholar (Ph.D.) at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, U.P, India

  • Shreshth Bhatnagar

    Assistant Professor at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore, India.

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As the world still pursues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, prerogative discourses across several nations have generated concern well about the health and wellbeing of the more marginalized communities who prefer to be at once more encumbered and far less recognizable in moments of crisis. For the entire world, Covid-19 was a major challenge. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted millions of people, both economically and physically. Each individual had been in danger of becoming infected worldwide. Prisoners, on the other hand, have been the most impacted, as they share a single communal area, which is the prison. This research paper explores the entitlement of India's pandemic-era inmate population, along with the refraction of architecture, capabilities, and sensitivity of these factions. It will also explore the rights of prisoners during Covid-19, as well as a comparative analysis of India and other countries. The Article also assesses the effectiveness of decongestion strategies by examining the criteria established by the High-Powered Committees of States for discharged prisoners. This Article will also explore the execution of the right to bail for inmates during COVID-19. Lastly, it accentuates the importance of correcting the flaws and makes references for revamping the criminal justice system to protect inmates' right to health and life.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 483 - 492


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