ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-Women Prisoners in Presidency Jail

WEST BENGAL Women Prisoners in Presidency Jail Kalyan Chaudhuri IT is not yet known how many were arrested in West Bengal during the Emergency. But, if the crowding in West Bengal jails is any indication, the number arrested must have been staggering. The inflow of prisoners made the jail authorities look for extra accommodation. Because of the overcrowding, some prisoners were packed off to jails outside the state. Overcrowding, in fact, was often a constant source of irritation and frayed tempers between the prisoners and the jail staff, resulting in violent clashes inside the jails.

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