2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Prison reforms in India - with special reference to the major provisions of the prison act, 1894Author(s):
Prison is known by different names in different countries like Correctional Facilities, ‘Detention Centers, Jails, and Remand Centers etc. Existence of prisons can be traced back to the ancient period. It was believed that rigorous isolation and custodial measures would reform the offenders. Today Prison is treated more as a correctional or improvement facility which itself indicates that there is more emphasis on reformation of prisoners in the form of punishment. The Constitution of India, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners clearly specify the standards of treatment with the prisoners in jails. It is the Prisons Act, 1894, on the basis of which the present jail management and administration operates in India. This Act has hardly undergone any substantial change. Though various bodies have studied the problems of prisons in India and laws are made for improving jail conditions, it is a fact that many problems plague our prisons. This paper attempts to evaluate prison reforms in India and to analyze the salient provisions of the Prison Act, 1894.Pages: 01-06 | Views: 83 | Downloads: 35Download Full Article: Click Here
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Dr. Nitin. Prison reforms in India - with special reference to the major provisions of the prison act, 1894. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2023;3(2):01-06.