Indian jails remained overcrowded and under-staffed in 2019: NCRB data

Indian jails remained overcrowded and under-staffed in 2019: NCRB data

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The actual capacity of prisons has increased to 4.03 lakh in 2019 from 3.91 lakh in 2017 and 3.96 lakh in 2018 (as on December 31 of these respective years), the NCRB said. The number of prisoners lodged in various jails increased to 4.78 lakh in 2019 from 4.50 lakh in 2017 and 4.66 lakh in 2018.

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