HRW report on Pakistan’s overcrowded prisons highlights abuses | Prison News



Islamabad, Pakistan – A prominent rights group has raised alarm over Pakistan’s overcrowded prisons and called for reforms to the country’s criminal justice system.

In a report released on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Pakistan’s more than 100 jails had at least 88,000 inmates, against the officially approved capacity of 65,168.

The overcrowding has “compounded existing…


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