Nagaland: 2069 people jailed in the state during 2019
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): Nagaland recorded a total of 2069 jail inmates during 2019, according to the recent report of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) on ‘Prison Statistics India 2019’.
The NCRB report stated that Nagaland has a total of 11 jails consisting of one central jail and 10 district jails with a total capacity of 1450 inmates. As on December 31, 2019, the state had 446 inmates, consisting of 442 male and four female inmates with an occupancy rate of 30.8 per cent
As per the NBRC report, Nagaland has 118 convicts and 314 under-trials inmates, accounting for 26.5 per cent and 70.4 per cent respectively as on December 31, 2019. The state also has 583 sanctioned jail staff strength out of which 580 have been filled and there were three vacant posts as on December 31, 2009.
At the nation level, NCRB reported that the number of prisons had increased from 1339 in 2018 to 1350 in 2019, which is 0.82 per cent raise, and highest number of jails was reported in Rajasthan with 144, followed by Tamil Nadu with 141 and Madhya Pradesh with 131.
As per the report, out of total capacity 403739 inmates in 1350 prisons in 2019, the central jails have the capacity 177618 inmates, followed by district jail with capacity of 158986 inmates and sub-jails with capacity of 45071 inmates.
Uttar Pradesh has highest capacity, being able to accommodate 60340 inmates in 72 jails, contributing to 14.95 per cent of total capacity, followed by Bihar with a capacity of 42222 inmates in 59 jails (10.46 percent) and Madhya Pradesh with a capacity of 28718 inmates in 131 jails (7.1 per cent). Out of 478600 prisoners, as on December 31, 2019, 458687 were male prisoners and 19913 were female prisoners.
While Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of prisoners with 101297 in its jails, contributing to 21.2 per cent, Madhya Pradesh stood second with 44603 inmates, followed by Bihar-39814, Maharashtra-36798, Punjab-24174 and West Bengal-23092 as on December 31, 2019; and these States together contributed to around 56.4 per cent of total prisoners in the country.
Out of the total 478600 prisoners, the number of convicts, under-trial inmates and detainees were 144125 (30.11 per cent), 330487 (69.05 per cent) and 3223 (0.67 per cent) respectively, by the end of 2019.
On the strength of staff in various jails, the NCBR report showed that Daman and Diu have filled 100 percent sanctioned posts, while Nagaland has filled 99.49 per cent of sanctioned posts and Arunachal Pradesh 90 per cent.