Guilty Until Proven innocent: 69% Of Inmates Languishing In Indian Jails Are Undertrials

by Siddharth Chaturvedi Feb 06, 2021 • 05:38 PM Views 877


About 69% or 7 in 10 prisoners languishing in India's jails are under trial, meaning those inmates who have not yet been convicted by the court and are awaiting completion of investigation or trial. It is possible that many of these prisoners could be acquitted but due to the slow judicial process and lack of resources, they have to spend their lives in jail. This fact is revealed in the India Justice Report 2020 study, released by Tata Trusts in collaboration with other institutions. This report assesses states on delivery of justice and has been prepared on the basis of a survey in four categories: Police, Judiciary, Jail, and Legal Aid