Calcutta High Court flags concerns over failure to implement prison reforms despite Supreme Court directive of 1978

The stark reality is that all the jails are overcrowded both due to large population and administrative apathy, the Court said.
Prisoners in jail
Prisoners in jail

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday lamented that the conditions in prisons have not improved even decades after the 1978 judgment of the Supreme Court in Sunil Batra vs Delhi Administration which dealt with prison reforms [Bishal Das vs State of West Bengal].

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