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Prisons & Law In India 2007

Prisons & Law In India 2007

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In a society governed by Rule of Law, the Prisons, like
the other wings of the criminal justice system, function within
the legal framework of the Constitutional and the Municipal
laws that comprise mainly of the Constitution of India, 1950,
the Prison Act, 1894, Prisoners Act, 1900, Laws related to
Preventive Detention, Probation of Offenders Act, 1959,
Furlough and Parole Rules the State Prison Manuals, the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Indian Penal Code,
1860, the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 etc.
In a society governed by Rule of Law, the Prisons, like
the other wings of the criminal justice system, function within
the legal framework of the Constitutional and the Municipal
laws that comprise mainly of the Constitution of India, 1950,
the Prison Act, 1894, Prisoners Act, 1900, Laws related to
Preventive Detention, Probation of Offenders Act, 1959,
Furlough and Parole Rules the State Prison Manuals, the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Indian Penal Code,
1860, the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 etc.

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 1
 PRISONS & LAW in
INDIA
 Prepared byCorrectional Administration DivisionBureau of Police Research & Development  Ministry of Home AffairsGovernment of India New DelhiSeptember, 2007 
 
 2
C O N T E N T S
Sl. No.
 Pages
1.
 Preface
10-122.
 Note from Author 
13-14
Part-I
3.
Statistical Profile of Prisons And Prisonersin India As on 1.1.2006.
15-22
Part-II
4.
 Legal Framework on Prisons
23-80
(i)
Constitution of India.
26-35
(ii)
The Prisons Act, 1894.
35-38
(iii)
The Prisoners Act, 1900.
38-41
(iv)
The Prisoners (Attendance in Courts) Act,1955.
41-42
(v)
The Transfer of Prisoners Act, 1950.
43
(vi)
The Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003.
44-46
(vii)
The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920.
46
(viii)
Model Prison Manual (2003).
46-49
(ix)
The Mental Health Act, 1987.
49-52
(x)
The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958.
52-53
(xi)
The Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act,2000.
53-55
(xii)
The Representation of People’s Act, 1951.
56
(xiii)
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
56-79
(xiv)
The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
79-80
 
 3
Part-III
5.
 Important Rulings of Supreme Court and various High Courts on Prisons
81-2191.
 
State, through Supdt. Central Jail, Delhi VsCharulata Joshi (1999 Cr.L. J. 2273) SC
(Right of Press to interview prisoners)82-832.
 
State of Maharashtra Vs Sayyed Noor HasanGulam Hussain (1995 Cr. L. J. 765)Bombay High Court
(Gangwise classification of prisoners)84-853.
 
T.N. Mathur Vs State of U.P. (1993 Supp. 1SCC 722)
(Conditions of prisonization – basicamenities)864.
 
Kewal Pati (Smt.) Vs State of U.P. (19953SCC 660)
(Conditions of prisonization – liability ofprison administration to paycompensation)87-885.
 
Rama Murthy Vs State of Karnataka (19972SCC 642)
(Conditions of prisonization – basicamenities)89-986.
 
Gurdev Singh and Others Vs State ofHimachal Pradesh (1992 Cr. L.J. 2542)(Himachal Pradesh High Court)
(Prison Labour and Prisoner’s Right to Wages)99-1057.
 
State of Gujarat Vs Hon’ble High Court ofGujarat (1998 7 SCC 392)
(Prison Labour – payment of wages as perMinimum Wages Act)106-1158.
 
Bhagwan Anna Arbune Vs State ofMaharashtra (1994 Cr. L.J. 1477)Bombay High Court
(Remission and Parole and PrisonDiscipline)116-117

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