Allahabad High Court issues notice in PIL seeking decongestion of prisons in the State in light of increase in COVID-19 cases

As per available data, the jails in the State had total capacity of 60,580 inmates, the petition states. However, the number of prisoners locked up in jail were 1,01,958, which is approximately 178% of the occupancy rate
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court today issued notice to the State of Uttar Pradesh and the State Department of Prison Administration in a PIL seeking the decongestion of the prisons in the State in light of the growing coronavirus cases in the prisons.

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