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Horror behind bars

Print edition : January 08, 2016

Inmates of Gopalgunj District Jail in Bihar stage a demonstration with the body of an undertrial prisoner, who they allege was beaten to death by the police. A file picture. Photo: AP

A general view of the Chapra prison. A file picture Photo: AFP

A prisoner writing the Bihar School Examination Board exam in Patna. A file picture. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

An exhaustive report based on inspection of Bihar’s 58 prisons tellingly brings to light the denial of the basic human rights of prisoners in the State and points to the need for prison reforms across the country.

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