The administration of prisons is
accorded due importance by Government. Concerted efforts are being
taken to improve the all round welfare measures of prisoners and
basic infrastructure facilities. While strengthening the safety and
security of prisons, administrative changes are being made in
Prisons. The Principles of correctional administration are imbibed
by member of Prison Department so as to provide for reformation and
rehabilitation of prisoner on a sustained basis
Yoga classes are being taught to
prisoners every day by a yoga master at central prison, puducherry
Prisoners are gaining through
distance education programme conducted by Alagappa University of
In central Prison there is a
library with books of moral & educative value for the use of
prisoners. A prisoner may also receive books during Interview or by
post subject to censorship and they may keep 3 books at a time.We
have books in our library at present .Efforts are being made to buy
more books for the benifit of prisoners.
Tamil and English newspapers and magazines are being made avaiable for the prisoners. All news papers and Magazines are subject to censorship.
All prisoners are permitted to purchase at their
own cost any of the newspaper of magazine of their choice, subject
to certain restrictions imposed from time to time by the Government.
Human Rights in
The Human Rights of Prisoners are taken care of by providing better living conditions with sufficient accommodation, ventilation, food facilities, potable drinking water, better diet, medical and sanitation facilities interview and communication facilities, entertainment, free legal aid etc.
The staff are also
provide training in Human Rights for sustained positive attitudes
towards the prisoners.
Prisoners are given training in the skilled activities such as mat weaving, cutting, tailoring, spiral binding, lamination, bookbinding and such other occupation. Wages paid for the work at the rate of Rs.180/-per day for skilled, Rs.170/- for semiskilled and Rs.150 for un skilled prisoners.
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