Prison Reforms in India

Prison Reforms in India #GS-02 Governance For Prelims Committees for Prison Reforms in India Justice Mulla Committee 1983 Major recommendations Government should create an All India cadre for prison staff. Bring prison under the concurrent list. Government should form a National Policy on Prisons. Government […]

Prison Reforms Part 2

Prison Reforms Part 2 The Issues of Indian Prisons: Undertrials: According to the Prison Statistics India report of the National Crime Records Bureau, three out of four prisoners in Indian jails are undertrials. Among the undertrials, about 20% were Muslims, while about 73% were Dalits, […]

Prison Reforms Part 1

Prison Reforms Part 1 Who is a prisoner? A prisoner can be defined as someone who is deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody. Types of Prisoners: Inmates of prisons in Indian jails are categorised as convicts, undertrials and detenues. Convict: […]

Rules for identifying criminals

Rules for identifying criminals #GS-02 Governance For Prelims About Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022: The new law provides legal sanction to the police to take physical and biological samples of convicts as well as those accused of crimes. It is aimed at replacing the Identification […]