This Law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution for the purpose of correctly executing criminal punishments, punishing and reforming prisoners, preventing and reducing crimes. A prison is an organ of the State for executing criminal punishments. Criminal punishments of prisoners sentenced to death with a two-year suspension of execution, life imprisonment, or fixed-term imprisonment shall be executed in prisons under the Criminal Law and the Criminal Procedure Law. A prison shall, with regard to prisoners, implement the principle of combining punishment with reform and combining education with labor, in order to transform them into law-abiding citizens.
Prisons Act, 1894—Section 28—Prison—Conditions—Direction for its reform given by Supreme Court.
The constitutional changes brought about by the Government of India Act of 1935, which resulted in the transfer of the subject of prisons in the control of provincial governments, further reduced the possibilities of uniform implementation of the recommendations of the Indian Jails Committee 1919-1920 in the country.
Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners: UN General Assembly resolution 45/111 of 14 December 1990
Except for those limitations that are demonstrably necessitated by the fact of incarceration, all prisoners shall retain the human rights and fundamental freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and, where the State concerned is a party, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocol thereto, as well as such other rights as are set out in other United Nations covenants.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to prisons in Pakistan, and to provide rules for the regulation of such prisons
Delhi Prisons (Prisoners Property, History Ticket, Civil Prisoners, Unconvicted prisoners, Judicial Solitary confinement, Cells and Treatment Therein) Rules, 1988.
Published vide in Delhi Gazette, Extra ordinary Part 4 No. 76, dated 18th April, 1988 vide notification No. F. 9 (75)/87-Home (General)/7), in exercise of the powers conferred under Clause (8), (11), […]
“criminal prisoner” means any prisoner duly committed to custody under the writ, warrant or order of any court or authority exercising criminal jurisdiction, or by order of a Court-martial;
Guidelines for allowing visit inside jails by individuals/ NGOs/Company/Press for the purposes of undertaking research, making a documentary or interviewing the inmates, etc
Guidelines for allowing visit inside jails by individuals etc
The Federal Bureau of Prison(BOP) and United States Marshals Service(USMS) cooperate to manage the allocation of federal detention bed space. Ordinarily, pretrial inmates may be detained at BOP detention centers, and at other BOP […]
Published vide Notification No. F. 12-2-82-3-Jail, dated 13-2-1990, M.P. Rajpatra Part 4 (Ga), dated 30-3-1990 at pages 146-154 In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 31 of the Prisoners Act, 1900 […]
A jail manual is a ‘digest’ of the rules and regulations governing prisons and prisoners. Nearly every state has a jail manual of its own. Every jail is governed by it, every prisoner is […]