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Here's why open prisons are the solution to India's overcrowded prisons

In December 2017, the Supreme Court asked states to establish an open prison in each district based on a 2017 report that detailed the success of Rajasthan's open jail system

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Charu Bahri | IndiaSpend Udaipur
Kalu Tulsiram*, 35, a bespectacled, serious-looking man, was brewing tea at a stall near the Udaipur central bus depot on a recent monsoon day. It was close to noon, a busy time for the tea stalls lining the main road. A few metres away, Deepak Lalaprasad*, 33, heavier built and more relaxed in demeanour, was helming another stall, waiting for a customer.
Casual passersby or customers could never guess that these two men were convicts serving life sentences under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code of 1860--for murder.
Since 2014, Kalu and Deepak have been

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First Published: Sep 21 2018 | 10:40 AM IST

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