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September 28, 2020
District Jail, Baitadi has been facing problems in the management since it has been housing more than twice the number of jailbirds to its capacity.
September 14, 2020
Yulia Ilchenko hasn’t seen her imprisoned husband since March, when Kazakhstan locked down its 82 penitentiaries as part of nationwide measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
September 2, 2020
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ordered authorities to release from prison all female prisoners who suffer from physical or mental illness or who are age 55 or older.
Officials fear things for the worse in Nepal’s overcrowded prisons as four inmates die in central jail
September 1, 2020
After the death of four prisoners in central jail, one of whom tested positive for the coronavirus, on Tuesday, the overcrowded prisons have become a cause for concern for officials.
August 30, 2020
Five more convicts from Hulhumalé Prison have tested positive for the global Covid-19 pandemic.
August 27, 2020
Six detainees at Hulhumalé Detention Center test positive for the global Covid-19 pandemic.
August 26, 2020
The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about the coronavirus infection risk in prisons across the country.
Infection fears in overcrowded prisons and lockups after a man catches Covid-19 while in police detention in Kathmandu
August 17, 2020
A detainee at the Metropolitan Police Circle in Kalimati has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 50-year-old man, who was being investigated for his alleged involvement in an online gambling racket, was transported to Ayurveda Teaching Hospital in Kirtipur after his Covid-19 test result came positive on Monday.
August 15, 2020
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in four inmates of Jhumka Prison, the biggest detention center in eastern Nepal, on Saturday.
August 13, 2020
Following the confirmation of COVID-19 in some inmates, Nepalgunj prison administration in Banke has shifted its female inmates to other districts.
July 27, 2020
Prison authorities in Sindh province have started Pakistan’s first mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) screening program which, they believe, will help head off any potential outbreaks in an environment where physical distancing is difficult.
July 5, 2020
As many as 1,196 prisoners serving their terms across the prisons of Sindh were affected by coronavirus during the last three months.
June 21, 2020
Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) on Saturday, revealed that an Emergency Support Group officer stationed at Male’ Prison had tested positive for COVID-19.
June 20, 2020
Blaming limited testing kits and an overcrowded facility for an uptick in infections at Karachi Central Jail, Sindh’s prisons chief told Arab News on Friday that 896 out of 3,500 inmates had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
June 9, 2020
Prisoners in Pakistan’s south Sindh province lodged a protest and held four policemen hostage after their seven inmates were tested positive of COVID-19, local media reported on Tuesday.
June 8, 2020
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, Nepal’s overcrowded prisons are increasingly becoming a cause for concern.