A COPY OF 'RIGHTS OF PRISONERS' DISPLAYED IN JAILS, PUDUCHERRY UT

Every prisoner has right for medical attention.

Every prisoner can meet Chief Superintendent of Jails / IG Prisons / Chief Judge and express his/her grievances if any. He can write to them also.

Every prisoner has right to meet his family as per prescribed procedure (convicts once in 14 days, U.T prisoners once in 7 days.)

Every prisoner has right to sanitation as per rules.

Every prisoner has right to food as per prescribed rules.

Every prisoner is entitled to recreation as per rules.

Every prisoner has right to earn remission in conviction period by way of good conduct. Every prisoner is however, liable for punishment for offences committed by him under prison law.

Every prisoner has right to seek legal advice / assistance. For this purpose, a representative of legal services authority visits prison regularly.

Every prisoner has right to ask for premature release after 14 years in case of life imprisonment, subject to rules.

Every prisoner has right to do prayers during the hours prescribed by the jail superintendent.

Every prisoner has right for educational facilities as per rules.

Every prisoner has right to communicate with the family members / friends by writing letters to them.

Female prisoners have right to separate enclosure and other concessions as per rules.

Jail rules are available in jail Yard and library.

Every Prisoner has right to wages for the work done by him/her.

Prisoner's request for parole will generally considered with sympathy but subject to rules.

Female prisoners can keep their children below 6 years with them.

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