Report on Yerwada Prison

  • Riya Ragini
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  • Riya Ragini

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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Yervada central prison was built by the British in 1871. It was then outside the city limits of Pune. The jail spreads over 500 acres and it is regarded as one of the largest prison of South-Asia. It provides accommodation for over 2500 inmates and currently it is occupied by over 6000 inmates. Over-crowding has always been a problem here which further leads to poor living conditions of the inmates. This has lead Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to issue a notice regarding the same. This paper critically analyses the prison administration of the Yerwada Prison. The author also puts some light on the legislative and judicial reforms while providing suggestion for the same.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1494 - 1504


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