KATHMANDU, Nov 7: With prisons across the country seeing a steady rise in the number of inmates, communicable diseases have emerged as a serious health hazard for them. Prison authorities are compelled to incarcerate both inmates of sound health and those suffering from communicable diseases in the same rooms because of overcrowding, says a report prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 8: Two inmates of the District Prison Panchthar have died and two others have been taken seriously ill after consuming pork. They were taken to the District Hospital on Monday.

DOTI, June 22: The leaking roof of the district prison has forced inmates to live under plastic sheets. The start of the monsoon has become a matter of concern for the 47 inmates in the prison that has a capacity for only half of them. The prison was meant to house only 25 inmates.

DOLAKHAd, May 22: Of late, inmates at the District Prison, Dolakha, have been spending their nights in misery in a congested two-story prison building originally meant for only female prisoners. The situation is such that as many as 25 inmates live in a single room. While some sleep in the passages, others remain awake all night in the narrow space behind the stairs.

DOLAKHA, May 1: Three months after an inmate awaiting trial committed suicide in Charikot-based the District Prison, Dolakha, another inmate committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday.

HUMLA, April 7: A library with 238 books was established at Humla Jail by the Book Campaign Sub Committee (BCSC) on Saturday. Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal informed Republica that the library was established with the aim of promoting positive thinking and educating the inmates. The 'Book Campaign' organized by the Community-Police Partnership Program, established the library in Humla after three months since its initiation. A library each was established in the jails of each district of Karnali on Saturday.

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Inmates facing psychiatric problems

March 14, 2019 11:30 am

Lalitpur, March 14: It came to revelation that most of the inmates languishing in prisons across the country have come across psychiatric problems in one or another forms.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 28: The Saptari District Prison here is accommodating thrice the number of inmates than its normal capacity.

NUWAKOT, Nov 17: Basking in the afternoon sun, around 30 people are busy making hand-woven swirl stools. At the first glance, they look like normal workers employed at a manufacturing factory. But the reality is different.

COLUMBIA, April 17: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.”

SOUTH CAROLINA, April 16: A South Carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison.

MAHENDRANAGAR, March 5: The District Prison of Kanchapur, which lies in the district headquarters Mahendranagar, is currently holding more than double the number of inmates than its capacity. This has compelled the prisoners to spend their jail term in pathetic living condition.

Beauty pageant for female inmates held in Brazil prison

TANAHUN, Oct 4: While Hindus across the country are busy celebrating Dashain with their family members and have also started preparing for Tihar, inmates of district prison of Tanahun are having sleepless nights worrying how their loved ones are managing for the occasions in their absence.

Inmates send home money for festivals

October 4, 2017 03:22 am

TANAHUN, Oct 4: While the Hindus across the country are busy celebrating Dashain with their family members, inmates at the District Prison, Tanahun are having sleepless nights worrying about how their loved ones are managing the festive season in their absence.

President pardons 465 inmates

September 29, 2017 21:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has commuted the remaining terms of the sentence of 456 inmates on the occasion of the Bada Dashain 2074.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Parliament on Thursday endorsed a third bill related to the replacement of the Muluki Ain, introducing parole and open jail systems for the first time in the country, and paving the way for authorities to put inmates to public labor and social work.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 2: Nepalgunj Prison is built to accommodate at the most 300 inmates. However, over 700 prisoners have been squeezed into it for a long time now. They cannot sit, move, or sleep properly, the prisoners lament.

RATNANAGAR, March 26: Two inmates have died of cancer in the last four days at the District Prison, Bharatpur.

KHOTANG, Dec 9: The inmates at the District Prison-Khotang are being fed meal made from stale rice grains brought to the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) depot here three years ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Even though the prison management has urged the government to reduce the number of prisoners by releasing non-violent inmates, the number of sexagenarian inmates has reached 308, causing burden for prison management in lack of proper care and support for them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: A writ petition has been registered at the Supreme Court on Monday demanding amendment in the provision related to pardoning of inmates by the president.

Prison crammed with inmates

August 28, 2016 10:51 am

ILAM, Aug 28: The District Prison Section Ilam is overflowing with prisoners who are outstretching its full capacity.

ILAM, June 7: Thirteen inmates in Jhapa district prison recently fell unconscious due to scorching heat. They regained consciousness only after prison staffs and other inmate sprinkled water and fanned them with paper. These are common problem for the prison’s staff and its inmates during hot days.