Prisoners, Their Rights and Reformation

  • Shama Nargis
Keywords: Rehabilitation, Correctional Administration, Under Trials, Incarceration, Model Manual of Prison Administration


The prisons in India, which are often called as correctional institutes, are more or less being occupied by a very high numbers, much higher than the sanctioned capacity. Consequent upon this, the focus of reformation activities are been diverted. This paper attempts to bring about the right of the prisoners, where focus needs to be established, and also highlights the reformative exercise which could be incorporated in the present administrative setup of the prison.


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Section 2(b) Prisoners (Attendence in Courts) Act, 1955.

Prison Statistics India as on 31.12.2016, (

AIR 1966 SC 424 (#1966 (1) SCR 702)

AIR 1974 SC.

AIR 1978 SC 1675 (#1979 (1) SCR 392)

AIR 1980 SC 1579 (#1980 (2) SCR

Ramamurthy v. State of Karnataka, (1997) SCC. (Cri) 386.

How to Cite
Shama Nargis. (2019). Prisoners, Their Rights and Reformation. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 9(4), 1-5.