When was the last time you were blamed for something that you didn’t do? We can all think of examples in our own lives. But, what if you were wrongly accused for something as serious as murder?
In a country where you are innocent until proven guilty, you might have hope that the truth would be exposed. However in India, where the judicial system is extremely slow, there are nearly 250,000 people languishing in prison, awaiting trial every year. Those who are truly innocent may wait months or even years for a trial date. With jail cells designed for 50 people holding upwards of 180, diseases are rampant and some may even die in prison, waiting to state their case.
However, thanks to your help, those awaiting trial are able to benefit from legal aid, adult literacy classes, value education, computer skills training, medical camps, counseling and nutrition components from India Partners’ indigenous agency, Sahaara Charitable Society, who is serving on the ground in four of the darkest prisons in India.
Kamala and her family were the beneficiaries of Sahaara’s services in prison after finding themselves wrapped up in the Indian legal system over something as meager as a neighborly miscommunication...