CHRI's Prison Reform Programme was successful in facilitating the proactive disclosure of foreign national prisoners lodged in various jails across Rajasthan on the website of the State Prison Department.
The programme launched its project on reducing pre-trial detention in Rajasthan in 2009 that focused on facilitating legal representation for those who could not afford a lawyer besides pushing for implementation of statutory rights of undertrials. However, working along it was witnessed that another category of prisoners remained in detention unnecessarily. They were prisoners from impoverished countries who had finished their sentence but awaited administrative nods for being repatriated to their countries. They had completed their sentence, paid their fines and yet they suffered f...Read more