Revisiting Law and Policy of Prison Administration in India
The need for transformation and adopting a reformative approach towards prisons system is of paramount importance. The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has time and again commented upon the sub-human conditions in prisons. With the growing advocacy for the protection of human rights in the various walks of lives, the plight of prisoners is emerging as a critical issue of public policy. Various systematically constructed isolations of our prisons deflects the gaze of civil society institutions and as a result of this, administration and management of these prisons tend to become inefficacious.
Thus, the matter of rehabilitation of the prisoners and reformation of prison system becomes a quintessential affair which should be duly considered.
CRCJ has undertaken a Pan-India Research Project which aims to work towards providing reformative insights upon prison system so as to raise consciousness amongst people and simultaneously preserve the basic rights of the prisoners which they deserve. The objective of this research project is to analyse the administration and functioning of prisons in the country and offering practical solutions to alleviate the hardships faced by the prisoners.
The Centre primarily aims to portray the current scenario of India prisons whilst also appraising various suggestions and recommendations provided by various government committees, judicial pronouncements and jurists.