Nepal Research
Website on Nepal and Himalayan Studies


Human Rights (jails, prisons, detention centres, correction homes)
Time in Taksindu:
Home
Biography
Crisis
Culture
Development
Economy
Education
Health
History
Human Rights
Infrastructure
Law
Media
Miscellaneous
Nature
Politics
Society

Human rights (general)
Bonded labour
Child rights
Denial of assistance
Fundamental rights
Jails
NHRC
Organisations

Prisoners, detainees still face humanitarian problems (ht 03/04/2022)

Open prison rule : Those who have been convicted of heinous crimes by the court of law should not be sent to the open prison (ht 11/02/2022)

High vigilance in prison as COVID-19 infection rises (rep 24/01/2022)

Dilapidated Salyan Prison overcrowded with inmates : The stone-and-mud building with four rooms shelters 129 inmates, including 22 women and three of their children, by Biplab Mahrajan (kp 08/01/2022)

Juvenile justice in shoddy state (ht 26/12/2021), Juvenile justice : The overcrowded correction homes pose a problem at a time physical distancing is necessary to keep the coronavirus at bay (ht 27/12/2021)

Banke Prison Over-Crowded, by Siraj Khan (rn 25/12/2021)

Central Jail To Be Partially Relocated In Nuwakot Within Three Months, by Mahima Devkota (rn 18/12/2021)

Naikes running Gaur Prison : Security guards and naikes are tormenting inmates at Gaur Prison (ht 03/12/2021)

Inmate commits suicide inside prison (rep 17/11/2021)

PMIS implemented in prisons across the country (ht 13/11/2021)

Inmates Clash At Biratnagar Prison, Six Injured, by Gokul Parajuli (rn 09/11/2021)

Overcrowded Prison Poses COVID-19 Risks (rn 16/09/2021), Overcrowded district jail at risk of infectious diseases (rep 16/09/2021)

All inmates at oldest central prison vaccinated against COVID-19 (kh 25/08/2021)

rowded jails, new inmates raise Covid-19 risks, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 17/08/2021)

Tanahun jailbirds deprived of treatment (ht 10/08/2021)

355 jailbirds from Bhimphedi prison test coronavirus positive (kh 30/07/2021)

430 jailbirds granted amnesty on Republic Day (ht 30/05/2021)

Siraha prison to quarantine new inmates for 15 days (ht 06/05/2021)

Virus spreads among jailbirds in Bajura (ht 04/05/2021)

Parliamentary committee endorses report recommending reproductive right to women inmates (rep 16/04/2021)

Kanchanpur prison houses over four times more prisoners (kh 15/04/2021)

Prisoners forgotten in COVID-19 pandemic, as crisis grows in detention facilities (rep 18/03/2021)

Lamjung jail bursting at the seams, inmates rue poor hygiene (ht 22/02/2021)

DoPM urged to improve prison conditions (ht 04/02/2021)

Library for inmates set up in Chitwan prison (rep 13/01/2021)

Prison infrastructure construction gains pace (ht 08/01/2021)

More foreigners ending up in Nepali prisons (ht 28/12/2020)

Inmates being mistreated in Gaur prison (ht 23/12/2020)

Inmates facing hard time in Rautahat prison (ht 09/11/2020)

More fugitives getting caught across country amid the pandemic : With loss of jobs abroad, they have been returning home only for police to catch them. But this has added to the burden of overstretched prison system, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2020)

Crowded prisons have raised Covid-19 risk among inmates, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/10/2020)

Prisons at high risk of coronavirus infection: NHRC (kh 04/10/2020)

Drinking water, power shortage hit Jumla jailbirds (ht 01/10/2020)

507 Inmates Contract COVID-19 At Siraha Prison (rn 23/09/2020), Govt urged to implement apex court’s order on jailbirds (ht 23/09/2020)

231 prisoners infected with COVID-19, five die (kh 13/09/2020)

59 inmates in Siraha prison test positive for COVID-19 (kh 10/09/2020), Implement corrective measures for prisoners: SC (ht 11/09/2020), COVID-19 confirmed after death of four inmates of Central Prison (kh 11/09/2020)

Saptari District Prison at high risk of coronavirus (ht 07/09/2020), 138 inmates infected by COVID-19, five die (rep 07/09/2020)

Govt urged to save lives of jailbirds amid COVID-19 (ht 27/08/2020), Four inmates die at Central Jail, one tests positive for COVID-19 : Source claims that a few more inmates at the jail are ill (rep 01/09/2020)

Infection fears in overcrowded jails after man catches Covid-19 while in detention, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/08/2020)

Four inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Jhumka Prison (rep 15/08/2020)

Mental health patient spends more than three years in jail without trial (ht 02/08/2020)

Government to strictly enforce provisions related to open prision (ht 31/07/2020)

Lawmakers point out flaws in Prison Bill-2020: Say it fails to incorporate provision on counselling, deploying female cops inside prisons (ht 30/07/2020)

Ensure safer custody: Recent deaths expose cracks in Nepal's criminal investigation and prison management system (kp 03/07/2020)

Suicide by youth in police custody raises concern over mental health of inmates: Restrictions on visits by family members could exacerbate problems faced by those behind bars, psychiatrists say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/07/2020)

Rise in Covid-19 cases across the country prompts concern over already crowded prisons: Hundreds of new inmates have entered prisons since the lockdown began on March 24, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/06/2020)

Inmates at risk of contracting coronavirus in Kathmandu valley, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 26/05/2020

Inmates section at Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, all empty for the first time in 65 years (rep 01/05/2020)

SC orders govt to fully implement sentence determination Act (rep 30/04/2020)

More than 400 prisoners released from across the country to prevent outbreak of Covid-19: Over half of those released were serving their time in juvenile correction homes: Court had ordered government to free jailbirds sentenced up to a year for minor crimes, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/04/2020)

421 prisoners from across the country released amid coronavirus scare (ht 18/04/2020)

SC seeks govt explanation over its delay to release detainees involved in petty crimes (rep 17/04/2020)

385 pardoned prisoners walk free (ht 10/04/2020)

Govt Releases 78 Inmates Amid COVID-19 Fears, by Purushottam P. Khatri (rn 28/03/2020), Serial killer Sobhraj in sentence waiver list (ht 29/03/2020), COVID-19 fears: 21 inmates released from Siraha jail (kh 29/03/2020) [The Siraha prison still exceeds the prison capacity by three and a half times!]

Govt doing its bit to prevent COVID-19 outbreak in prisons (ht 25/03/2020)

In Butwal, juvenile delinquents are compelled to stay at a crowded correctional facility without proper means: As a result of the overcrowding, many suffer from skin-related diseases, by Amrita Anmol (kp 22/03/2020)

Govt prepares to reduce number of prisoners and detainees amid virus scare: The Office of the Attorney General has requested the Supreme Court’s Full Bench to make necessary changes to the existing legal provisions to reduce the possibility of outbreaks in overcrowded prisons and detention centres, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/03/2020), Convicts sentenced to less than year to be freed on bail or without bail (rep 20/03/2020), Pardon, suspend or rebate jail sentence: OAG directs Nepal Police (ht 22/03/2020)

New bill empowers jailer to enforce code of ethics in prison (ht 20/02/2020)

Inmates of Tanahun District Prison worry as demand for traditional wicker stools declines: The price of wicker stools made by inmates is steeper than the ones available in the market, say buyers, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 19/02/2020)

Jails in Karnali Province overcrowded, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 16/02/2020)

All 10 prisons in Gandaki Province in dismal state, lawmakers find: A committee comprising members of the provincial assembly suggests immediate reforms, by Pratikshya Kafle (kp 13/02/2020)

Udayapur prison bursting at the seams (ht 18/01/2020)

Nepalgunj prison inmates end agitation following agreement (ht 03/01/2020)

New bill ensures reproductive rights of inmates (kp 26/12/2019)

Female jailbirds stage protest (ht 21/12/2019), Probe into Naike starts, two inmates transferred (ht 22/12/2019)

Jailbirds reeling under drinking water, sanitation woes in Syangja (ht 17/12/2019)

Prison capacity increased to 15,466: Jails across Nepal are cramped with over 23, (ht 16/12/2019)

Banke District Prison in sorry state (ht 06/12/2019)

Overcrowded Rolpa District Prison in dilapidated condition: There have been numerous attempts to demolish the old prison and construct a new one, but lack of appropriate land plot has put the plan on hold, say prison officials, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 19/11/2019)

Bhimphedi inmates excited about a new library inside the prison: The setting up of the new library has not only excited voracious readers but also worked for the benefit of inmates who are pursuing education, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/11/2019)

Bill seeks to transfer mgm't of prisons to provinces, by Ashok Dahal (rep 09/11/2019)

Communicable disease a real hazard for jail inmates: Home ministry report (rep 07/11/2019)

Nepalgunj prison inmates complain of misconduct: The inmates have submitted a demand note to the local administration accusing the jailer of bribery, by Madhu Shahi (kp 02/11/2019)

Kanchanpur Prison houses three times more jailbirds than capacity (ht 18/10/2019)

Siraha jail crammed with inmates (rep 14/09/2019)

Behind bars : Inmates at the central jail weave and spin, by Urza Acharya (rep 13/09/2019)

Inmates kept in custody in Humla and Mugu for lack of prisons: The accused, remanded into custody, have to stay in police custody until the court’s final hearing, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 12/09/2019)

Video conference facility built in Central Jail but it has not come into operation yet: The facility will be used only for court hearings, and not for inmates to video chat with family members, authorities say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/09/2019)

Rautahat prison bursting at the seams (ht 21/08/2019)

Overcrowding of Saptari Prison puts inmates at risk of contagious diseases: Six inmates have died in the Rajbiraj-based prison in the last one and a half years, prison officials say, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 16/08/2019)

Round-the-clock surveillance of inmates (ht 25/07/2019)

Overcrowding of inmates inside Taplejung’s district prison: The prison currently holds five times its capacity for inmates, by Ananda Gautam (kp 18/07/2019)

Teachers and officials of prison schools call for better study environment, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/07/2019)

Waterlogging in district prison (rep 16/07/2019)

Two out of three prisoners who made a daring escape from Bungamati prison have been caught, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/07/2019)

Chances of tuberculosis spread high in prisons, officials say: Both infected and healthy inmates at the Central Jail live at close quarters, even though doctors recommend treating TB patients in isolation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/06/2019)

President grants amnesty to 434 jailbirds on Republic Day (ht 30/05/2019)

Probe committee formed to inspect mismanagement in Dhading District Jail, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 23/05/2019)

Prisoners in Nepal are living under ‘inhumane conditions’, Office of the Auditor General says: Monitoring teams have found overcrowded prisons where lack of access to clean water, proper food and health care continues to plague prisoners, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 15/05/2019), Silent screams: Overcrowding and inhumane conditions are the hallmarks of Nepali prisons (kp 16/05/2019)

Community Police Partnership Programme launched in Rautahat: The drive aims to tackle child marriage and dowry practices, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/05/2019)

Jailbirds on war path (ht 13/05/2019)

Government urged to improve state of jails (ht 15/04/2019)

Inmates in Birgunj prison subjected to torture, extortion, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 10/04/2019)

CM Shahi launches ‘Books in Prison’ drive (ht 07/04/2019)

DoPM installs CCTVs to boost security in jails (ht 21/02/2019)

Birgunj inmates deprived of proper treatment, care, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/02/2019)

Six teenagers escape detention centre, by Krishna Prasad Dhakal (ht 13/02/2019) [72 persons living in 3 roome?!]

27 inmates die in six months (rep 13/02/2019)

Prisoners to be engaged in public work (ht 04/01/2019)

An exemplary prison of Dailekh (rep 26/01/2019)

‘Open prison’ concept to be implemented soon (ht 19/01/2019)

Jhumka prison installs 28 CCTV cameras to monitor inmates, by Amar Khadka (rep 16/12/2018)

Winter diseases stalk packed Mahottari prison (kp 03/12/2018)

Ramp-up support to Nepalis in jail abroad (rep 05/11/2018)

New home for Central Jail inmates, by Krishna Thapa (kp 03/11/2018)

nmates’ children arrive at prison for Dashain, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/10/2018)

Health vulnerability of those barred: Widespread gender discrimination and social stigma isolate female prisoners, by Sanju Maharjan and Riya Talitha Samuel (kp 29/08/2018)

165-year-old prison holds inmates three times its capacity, by Suresh Yadav (rep 25/08/2018)

Improve prison conditions: OAG (ht 22/08/2018)

Overcrowding increases security threat at Banke jail (ht 11/08/2018)

Time to reform prisons as correctional homes: Mahara (kp 05/08/2018)

Central jail to boost CCTV surveillance (kp 29/07/2018)

Police detention center in Dharan is overcrowded (rep 14/07/2018)

Jailbirds to get Rs 60 daily allowance: Some 19,000 inmates are living in 74 prisons across the country (ht 31/05/2018)

Inmates to be ensured right to procreate, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/03/2018)

Government to improve prison conditions (ht 21/03/2018)

Chitwan transfers inmates to Bhimphedi prison (ht 16/03/2018)

Sending investors to prison, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 16/03/2018)

Kavre jail prisoners demand transfer of their 'leaders', by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 06/03/2018)

Population of foreign inmates on the rise (ht 22/02/2018)

Psycho-social centre to open at Nakhkhu jail (kp 30/01/2018)

Jailbird escapes from Dillibazar prison (ht 20/01/2018)

Jailbirds prone to mental health problems (ht 13/01/2018)

Shortage of drinking water hits Jumla prison: Inmates suffering from water-borne diseases, by DB Buda (rep 02/01/2018)

NHRC paints bleak picture of prison conditions: Many of the prisons damaged in the 2015 earthquake have yet to be reconstructed (ht 28/12/2017)

Central Jail needs overhaul: Probe panels (kp 27/12/2017)

Waste management a serious problem in jails of eastern region, by Amar Khadka (rep 21/12/2017)

Kavre district prison bursting at the seams (ht 05/11/2017)

Infection spreading unchecked in congested Morang jail: Two dies and 36 infected (rep 26/10/2017)

MoHA asks DoPM to lay groundwork for allowing inmates to work outside prison (ht 30/08/2017)

When jail helps change lives, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/08/2017)

700 inmates crammed in Nepalgunj prison meant for 300, by Arjun Oli (rep 03/08/2017)

Kaski jail inmates’ condition miserable (ht 08/07/2017)

Govt plans overhaul of prisons: There are 74 prisons housing over 19,000 inmates, including 1,000 foreigners, in 72 districts (ht 03/07/2017), Prison management: There is a need of overhauling the prison management which can be achieved if the government takes up this issue seriously (ht 04/07/2017)

More is needed: Prisoners should be treated as humanely as possible according to widely accepted standards (ht 22/05/2017)

DoPM building 17 prisons with support from ADB (ht 21/05/2017)

Dolakha prison overcrowded (ht 17/04/2017)

Bill moots open prison for inmates with good conduct (ht 26/03/2017)

Prisoners deprived of human rights: NHRC (ht 25/03/2017)

Female inmates victims of ‘misbehaviour’ (ht 22/02/2017)

Innocent victims: Kids growing up in jail as parents serve terms, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 18/02/2017)

Overcrowded Birgunj jail raises safety concerns (rep 14/02/2017)

‘Inmates living in poor conditions’ (kp 31/01/2017)

New bill proposes open jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/01/2017)

Psychiatric hospital to be built in Nakhu Jail (rep 07/01/2017)

984 foreigners doing time in Nepali jails (ht 21/12/2016)

Elderly inmates pose burden for prison management: 308 sexagenarian inmates in prisons, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 08/12/2016)

Eastern regional prison: Jhumka inmates lack access to health care, by Bedraj Paudel (kp 04/12/2016)

Inmates use weaving skills to make money (ht 21/11/2016)

Jailbirds deprived of medical care (ht 19/10/2016)

Ilam jailbirds’ kids deprived of education (ht 16/10/2016)

Children of inmate mothers deprived of education, by Daman Rai (rep 13/09/2016)

Hike in priosoner allowances: SC directive brings relief to inmates (kp 14/08/2016)

Unable to post bail, many languish in prison, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 13/08/2016)

New law requires prison staff to behave with inmates, visitors (ht 07/08/2016)

Khotang prison, inmates at high risk of landslip (ht 02/08/2016)

Nepalgunj prison overcrowded (ht 31/07/2016)

Regional prison bursting at the seams (ht 10/07/2016)

President grants amnesty to 887 jailbirds on Republic Day (ht 29/05/2016)

Jailbirds reeling under water crunch (ht 07/05/2016)

Govt indifferent to inmates’ plight, by Tika R. Pradhans (ht 26/03/2016)

Prisons across country being upgraded (ht 10/03/2016)

Seven-month-old languishing in police custody with mother (ht 20/02/2016)

Cases to be filed against inmates fleeing prison (ht 20/02/2016)

Young mother in prison with two daughters, by Aash Gurung (kp 11/02/2016)

Inmates ‘happy’ at Bhimphedi, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/02/2016)

Depression seen among prisoners (kp 29/01/2016)

NHRC, Nepal Police discuss custody management (ht 21/01/2016)

Majority of inmates have developed mental problems, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 18/01/2016)

850 foreign criminals doing time in Nepail jails (ht 30/09/2016)

House panel calls for making prisons human-friendly (ht 23/09/2015), Locked up The government needs to fulfil the basic needs of the prisoners (kp 25/09/2015)

Sobhraj files writ demanding hike in prison food allowance (ht 15/09/2015), SC show cause notice over Sobhraj’s writ petition to hike daily, dietary allowance (ht 16/09/2015)

Prison, detention centres of Chitwan in sorry state (ht 05/08/2015)

Jailbirds constructing prison house (ht 15/07/2015)

NHRC urges govt to improve prison facilities (rep 13/07/2015)

‘Open prison’, ‘rehabilitation house’ concepts to be implemented: Will ease pressure on inmates in jails which have capacity of 10,434 but are crammed with 16,000 (ht 09/07/2015)

House of horrors: Sixteen prisoners were killed and 93 others injured when section of central jail in Kathmandu collapsed, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 18/06/2015)

Rs 50 million to repair,rebuild jail infrastructure (ht 13/06/2015)

193 fled jailbirds listed as fugitives: Had run away from prisons after the quake hit the nation (ht 31/05/2015)

541 jailbirds to walk free on Republic Day (ht 29/05/2015)

No general amnesty to jailbirds, says home secy (ht 24/05/2015) [But you are responsible for their safety!], No amnesty plan for inmates: Govt; Forty prisons across the country were destroyed in the earthquakes, forcing hundreds of inmates out in the open (kp 24/05/2015), Govt urged to protect lives of jailbirds (ht 25/05/2015), Kaski jail inmates spending sleepless nights after quake (ht 28/05/2015)

366 inmates in tremor-Hit Palpa prison, by Madhav Aryal (kp 23/05/2015)

Precarious buildings make jailbirds jittery: Inmates say old structures on the verge of collapse (ht)

General amnesty sought for jailbirds (ht 21/05/2015)

Jailbirds at risk as prison building develops cracks, by Janak Nepal (kp 18/05/2015)

Amnesty likely for some jailbirds in post-disaster situation (ht 18/05/2015)

French national doing time in Nakkhu Jail found hanging (ht 24/04/2015)

NHRC seeks more allowance for jailbirds across the nation (ht 16/04/2015)

Unconscious inmate dies in Bharatpur jail (kp 05/04/2015)

Kaiali prison jailbirds facing problems (ht 28/02/2015)

Prisons in East turning into ‘torture chambers’, by Awadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 23/02/2015)

Crowded jails pose security threat (ht 27/01/2015)

Ghorahi prison crammed with 170 jailbirds (ht 11/01/2015)

Prison inmates forced to sleep in plastic sheds, by Durgalal KC (kp 08/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

Department od Prison Management

World Prison Brief data, Nepal

Prisoner's Assistance Nepal



Copyright © Nepal Research.
nepalresearch.org is not liable for any unsuitable material found in any of the links included in this web site.
Please contact the respective web sites for any relevant information.

Last updated: