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Wrong Bars

Wrong Bars
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First Published: Thu, May 26 2011. 01 15 AM IST

Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI
Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI
Updated: Tue, Jul 05 2011. 03 28 PM IST
Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI
For the worthies who have of late taken up residence at Tihar Jail, the change must be troublesome. At 11,700, the jail crams in around double of the number of inmates it is meant to house. Yet jails aren’t meant to be pleasure zones, as Dominique Strauss-Kahn found out at the notorious Rikers Island prison last week. And with cities in India already overcrowded, larger jails just seem to take away valuable space from more deserving citizens. The grandees of Tihar should learn a lesson or two from their surroundings.
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First Published: Thu, May 26 2011. 01 15 AM IST