Prison Statistics of India

This PDF presents statistical information
on different categories of prison inmates, interalia,
foreign inmates like convicts, under-trials,
detenues and their age & gender profiles.
Besides, details on women prison inmates
including those staying with children and number
of inmates suffering from mental illness have
also been presented in this chapter.
Prison inmates lodged in various jails are
categorised as Convicts, Undertrials and
Detenues. A convict is a person found guilty of a
crime and sentenced by court of law and person
serving a sentence in prison. An undertrial is a
person who is currently on trial in a court of law.
A detenue is any person held lawfully in custody.
However under ‘Other’ category refers to any
person other than above mentioned categories.
The percentage share of Convicts, Undertrials
and Detenues inmates was reported as 32.0%,
67.2% and 0.6% respectively at the end of 2015.


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