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A brief introduction to Prisons Department



Prisons System is a vital part of Criminal Justice System, the other being Police, Prosecution, Judiciary, Probation and Parole. Imprisonment of convicted criminals is aimed at their segregation from the peaceful society for correction and reformation in the custody of state authorities.


• Custody: Keeping inmates in safe place of confinement

• Care: Meeting basic needs (e.g. accommodation, food, medicines) of inmates

• Control: Maintaining order and discipline within the prison premises

• Correction: Motivating inmates through psychological, ethical, moral and vocational teachings to become useful and law-abiding citizens