Jails Across India Massively Overcrowded: NCRB

by Rahul Gautam Sep 07, 2020 • 07:53 PM Views 796

According to NCRB data, there are 1350 prisons in the country, which has the capacity to hold 4,03,739 prisoners. But 4,78,600 prisoners are lodged in these jails. However, there are some states where the jails are empty. The worst situation is in the capital Delhi, where 17,534 prisoners are lodged in jails and the occupancy rate is 174.9%. That is, 75% of the prisoners in Delhi's jails are over capacity