Right now India’s jails hold more people waiting for their cases to be heard than individuals who have actually been convicted of a crime. These incarcerated individuals who have yet to see a judge are so common that they’re known as “undertrials” in India. Journalist Vidhi Doshi explains how India’s underfunded judicial system produces so many undertrials and why they can end up in jail for years.

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