International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)

Rights of women prisoners in India


Amreen Fathima

Women under custody are very much vulnerable in male centric model of prison system especially in the common jails where men and women both are lodged. According to the national crime records Bureaus prison statistics, till the end 2010, women formed 4.1% of the total prisoner’s. Till the end of 2013 there was 18188 jail inmates out of which 3396 were women prisoners consisting of 18.67% of jail inmates in India. Also the report mentions 34 deaths of women inmates in 2010 of which 5 were suicides. Available report shows that many jails in the country are witness of torture and other cruel practices committed on prisoners both women and men. At the same time reports are also available on violence against women in custody in other state institutions such as in shelters homes and remand homes care taker homes etc.
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Amreen Fathima. Rights of women prisoners in India. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 677-679
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