Amritsar Prison, in less
than a year of intervention, has been developed as a Training and research Centre.
Various training programmes, seminars and workshops are organized here for the
Prison officers of Punjab and other states. Besides this short duration orientation
courses are organized for the newly appointed IAS, IPS, PCS(Judicial), PCS(Executive)
and PPS officers from time to time. We have provided free access to the students
and academicians for conducting research projects, reports and dissertations on
the various aspects of Prison and Prisoners.
Training and Research at a glance:
of Prison officers held at Central Jail Amritsar: A
workshop for prison officers of Punjab was organized on July 8, 2006. The workshop
was chaired by Sh. HR Chadha, the then ADGP Jails Punjab. Around 30 officers from
various jails participated in this workshop. The officers took a round of the
jail and later on a presentation was made by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh about ongoing
reforms in Amritsar Prison. It was decided to implement these reforms in all the
jails of Punjab.
officers from various Jails of North India in SIL
is Learning(SIL): Amritsar prison in collaboration
with the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India organized
a training programme "Seeing is Learning" (SIL) at Central Prison, Amritsar for
Superintendents of Prisons of North India on the 8th and 9th November, 2006.
officers(under training) with Roop Kumar, Superintendent Jail
for the judicial officers: One day training programme
for the newly appointed judicial officers was organized on 26.12.2006 in Amritsar
Prison. The officers were given exposure on various aspects of prison administration,
day to day functioning, camp courts, problems related with Undertrials etc.
Addiction in Punjab: A Sociological Study: -- This
research study was conducted by Dr. RS Sandhu of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
In this research, data was also collected from the jail especially about the inmates
who are drug addicts as well as those who have been arrested in drug related cases.
Sarju Gupta has submitted her M.Phil thesis on Prison Reforms in Kuruchhetra University
in 2006. She has done this research based on case studies from Amritsar Jail.
Rights in Indian Prisons: A case study of Amritsar Jail: This is a doctoral
research being conducted by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS from Guru Nanak Dev
Students of Law Faculty of GNDU, Amritsar in Central Jail Amritsar
this a number of students of Law Department and Social Sciences are undertaking
various research studies on different aspects of Prison and Prisoners of this