International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)

Jail administration in India: A review of Indian jail reform committee


Keshabananda Borah

Jail administration forms an important part of public administration and criminal justice system. In India, prisoners inhabiting in different jails are confronting numerous problems. In our prisons the milieu is such that it leads to the progressive poverty of the body, mind and spirit. In many times, different daily state newspapers and NGO is raising over the issue. When politicians are reluctant to this issue but on the other hand civil society and people in administration have shown serious concern over it. Though the first Prison Reform Act in India was passed in the year 1894 the condition of prison and prisoners is not well-equipped what it should be in the present days of human rights. Through this paper the researcher tries to show the importance of prison reform and various institutional and procedural shortcomings of different jail reforms committee and on the basis of these problems in concluding part an effort has been made to provide some suggestions for better prison management in India.
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