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National conference on ‘prison reforms’ to be held today

Police stand guard at one of the gates of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi March 11, 2013. The driver of the bus in which a young Indian woman was gang-raped and fatally injured in December hanged himself in his jail cell on Monday, prison authorities said, but his family and lawyer said they suspected "foul play". Ram Singh, the main accused in India's most high-profile criminal case, killed himself in a cell he shared with three other inmates in New Delhi's Tihar jail just before dawn, prison spokesman Sunil Gupta said. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
Police stand guard at one of the gates of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi March 11, 2013. The driver of the bus in which a young Indian woman was gang-raped and fatally injured in December hanged himself in his jail cell on Monday, prison authorities said, but his family and lawyer said they suspected "foul play". Ram Singh, the main accused in India's most high-profile criminal case, killed himself in a cell he shared with three other inmates in New Delhi's Tihar jail just before dawn, prison spokesman Sunil Gupta said. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)

New Delhi [India]: A two-day national conference on prison reforms will be held in New Delhi today, where heads of prisons of states and union territories will take part.

The Union Home Ministry, in a release, said, the conference will provide a platform to stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn from each others experience.

It will also provide them an opportunity to showcase their best practices and innovations.

The ministry said that for the first time, the Superintendents of Jails from Central Jails and district Jails will share their views and experiences. (ANI)

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