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World Stories: In Prison Without Hope
First broadcast June 2007

Prisoners in an Indian jail

BBC World Service journalists come from every corner of the world. Balanced news reporting is their job - covering the news minute-by-minute is what drives them most of them time.

In this special series of programmes, ten BBC journalists tell stories that have a bigger message about life on our planet: emotive, human stories that humble us.

These world stories offer extraordinary insight across cultures. These are the stories our journalists have always wanted to tell.

Programme Six: In Prison Without Hope

The "undertrials" of India are those many thousands who have committed a minor offence, and then spent years in jail waiting to appear in court.

As their families fall apart outside they sit behind bars and gradually lose all hope.

Rupa Jha travels to India to learn why people have got lost in the county's judicial system. Is anyone trying to find them?


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