Locked, in a Petridish
Rohit Deshpande -
When looking at prisons, one instinctively calls everyone behind bars a criminal. But in India, 69.4% of people spending time behind bars are merely awaiting the result of their trials and are yet to be proved guilty. Indian prisons, facilities that have the cumulative capacity of 3,96,223 prisoners, today accommodate 4,46,048 prisoners. This overcrowding has been a hallmark of the Indian prison system. However, as the COVID 19 pandemic grips the earth, this overcrowding has made the prisons into a petri dish for the virus.