Now the question arises -- 'What's wrong with the high-budget Delhi prisons that have far better facilities as compared to other jails across the country?'.
The prison administration has introduced courses that will help inmates earn their livelihood once they are released on completing their sentences, the official told PTI.
Goli Rajesh, a prisoner convicted in a theft case was recently shifted to the prison from Warangal and he attacked Head Warden Satyanarayana.
Earlier this year, Salaria installed over 60 hand pumps in a poverty-stricken district of Pakistan's Sindh province.
Several hundred prisoners, who have not been convicted for murder, rape and corruption, will be released from jails across India on October 2 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi officials said on Sunday.
The government will grant a special dispensation to nine Sikh prisoners from various jails in the country on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev as a humanitarian gesture, an official statement said on Saturday.
The trade involved some of the highest-profile prisoners caught up in a bitter standoff between Ukraine and Russia.
Gujjar, a native of Kheroli village in the Mahendragarh district of Haryana, escaped when over a dozen criminals carrying fire-arms, including AK-47 rifles, attacked the police station and broke the cell where Gujjar was lodged. They fired indiscriminately to terrorise policemen.
Seven prison officials were suspended in connection with the hosting of the party by Pintu Tiwari who is serving life sentence for murdering two engineers in Darbhanga.
Seventy-three prisoners will walk free on Independence Day on Thursday from various jails in Uttar Pradesh. The prisoners are those who have served their sentences but continued to remain in jail for not paying their fine amount.
Almost a month ago, much before Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated, the authorities at the Bareilly District Jail in Uttar Pradesh were asked to make necessary preparation to house some "high-profile" prisoners.
Para state prison authorities a fight erupted around 7 a.m., between the Rio de Janeiro-based Comando Vermelho and a local criminal group known as Comando Classe A.
In a rare gesture, a businessman from Agra has deposited Rs 35,000 with the district jail authorities to secure the release of 17 inmates who could not pay the penalty amount. Motilal Yadav paid the amount on the occasion of his 73rd birthday.
A total of 11 mobile phones, two SIM cards, six mobile phone chargers, three packets of cannabis of one gram each, 1.48 kg tobacco and Rs 5,140 in cash were seized, Diwan Zafar Hussain Khan, Joint Secretary-cum-Director (Administration), Bihar Prisons, said.
Two policemen were shot dead in an attack inside a police van as three prisoners managed to escape in Sambhal district on Wednesday evening.
India has been successful in securing the release and repatriation of 2,110 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from Pakistan's custody since 2014 due to its persistent efforts, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday.
An inmate of an Uttar Pradesh prison has died during a protest strike over a ban on tobacco products.
An Indian citizen has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle people into the US through Thailand.
They were recruited with salaries ranging between Rs 10,000 and Rs 30,000 depending on their skills.