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The Organisational Structure
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List and Address of Area wise Offices
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Address of important Authorities
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List and Address of important Authorities
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Tel.Nos. of Prisons
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Projects
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Programmes
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Achievements
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Frequently asked question
 
 
 



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Projects
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Programmes
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Achievements and Success Stories of the Department
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Frequently asked questions,of the functioning and of the administration of the department    


PROJECT WITH DETAILS

Construction of New Jails :

1.        Open Prison , Cheemeni.

2.        Sub Jail at Hosdurg, Chittoor, Mananthavady, Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam.


PROGRAMMES

1.          Modernisation of Prison  (State Plan)

2.          Modernisation of Prison   (Centrally Sponsored Scheme)

3.          Welfare of Prisoners   (State Plan)

4.          Finance Commission Award

5.          Special  Assistance granted by Planning  Commission of India.


Achievements and Success Stories of the Department

                     Department of prisons, as everywhere in the country, is a statutory department carrying out the functions of segregating  criminals  from the society as per the orders of judicial authority.  The very aim such segregation  is protection  of society through rehabilitation of the offender.  Re –assimilation  of such an  offender in society after his completing the period of detention and the prevention of crimes have  become the principal goal of the criminal justice  system.  Then efforts of the prison administration are for employing all resources, human and material to provide scientific treatment to every offender according to needs and circumstances. 

                        In  Kerala , Prison department is focusing its attention and activities on achieving the declared goal of better correctional administration in terms of principles laid down in the Model Prison Manual and the recommendations of various Commission and Committees.  The correctional theory of  criminal jurisprudence postulates the programmes of “Prevention of crime and treatment of Offenders”.  As such the activities of the prison  Department  are designed  to achieve the objectives of  correction, reformation  and ultimate social reclamation of offenders of offenders by preventing  them from further crimes.  The Travancore - Cochin Jail Reforms  Committee 1953-54 Headed by Justice for R.Sankaranarayana Iyer,  Retired Judge of Travancore High Court made strong recommendations among other things for the improvements of living conditions in Jails.  Valuable recommendations are also contained in the report  of All India Committee on Jail Reforms (1980) headed by Shri.  A.N. Mullah retired Judge.  In December,  1993  a comprehensive report was submitted by the Kerala Jail Reforms Committee headed by Shri.  A.P.  Udayabhanu.  This Committee has Submitted recommendations for the improvement of living conditions in prison, medical treatment etc.  government have accepted the recommendations in principle and decided to implement the recommendations in a phased manner.

THE ENACTMENT , ORDINANCE OR LEGISLATION PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT

(1)          Kerala  Prisons Rules, 1958

(Issued by Government in  Exercise of the powers conferred by Section 59 of the Travancore Cochin Prisons Act 1950  (Act XVIII of 1950 ) and Section 59 of the Prisons Act 1894 (Central Act IX of 1894)_.

(2)          Kerala Prison Manual (issued by Government in G.O. (Rt)                     No 2315 /79/Home (B) dated 31-12-1979) prepared and compiled by Shri.  Gopala Menon, retired Inspector  General  Of Prisons.

(3)          Kerala Sub Jail Rules, 1958.

(4)          Kerala Borstal School Act 1961  (Act 31 of 1961).


Frequently asked questions,of the functioning and of the administration of the department
                                              

(1)     Present strength of the Jail Institution  with regard to the authorized capacity.

(2)      Number of convicts male and female.

(3)      No . of under trails male and female

(4)       Details of leave enjoyable by prisoners

(5)       Details of remission earned and the possibility of premature release

 

 

 

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