|Respect of basic human
values is the core of the reform process of Amritsar Prison. Every single inmate
is extended due courtesy and treated with respect and dignity at least as a human
being. The behaviour of Prison officers towards inmates is very cordial and cooperative.
The success of prison reform here can be attributed to a rare partnership between
Prison Officers and Inmates. Our endeavor is to respect the human values far more
accommodation is being converted from barracks and wards to hostel.
Amritsar Jail is probably
the first jail in India to provide wooden cots to the ordinary prisoners with
a view to improve the living conditions as well as to give them sense of belonging.
- Sh. MK Tiwari,
IG, Punjab State Human Rights Commission visited Central Jail Amritsar on 11.07.2006
and appreciated the improvements and innovations brought out in the living conditions
of the inmates.
effective grievance redressal system has been set up in the Central Jail Amritsar
in order to give an ear to the problems and proposals of the inmates. 'Complaint
and suggestion boxes' have been installed near the Gurudwara and temple in the
- In the
process of deportation of Pak Prisoners, consular access was provided to 56 Pak
prisoners in the Central Jail Amritsar on 20-21 July, 2006.
described earlier, we have brought revolution in the area of education for the
inmates at various levels.
and other magazines and periodicals are regularly provided in all the hostels
and also in the library.
- The quality and
quantity of food provided to the inmates has been immensely improved.
legal aid is provided to the poor and needy inmates who cannot afford the services
of a professional lawyer.
system of interview/meetings of the inmates with their relatives and friends has
free De-addiction centre has been set up to cure the inmates who are drug addicts.
and social occasions are celebrated by the officers, inmates and social organisations.