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|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 than rights.

  • Living 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.
  • An 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 jail.
  • 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.
  • As described earlier, we have brought revolution in the area of education for the inmates at various levels.
  • Newspapers 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.
  • Free legal aid is provided to the poor and needy inmates who cannot afford the services of a professional lawyer.
  • The system of interview/meetings of the inmates with their relatives and friends has been streamlined.
  • A free De-addiction centre has been set up to cure the inmates who are drug addicts.
  • Religious and social occasions are celebrated by the officers, inmates and social organisations.
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