Punjab Prison Rules, 2021

Punjab Prison Rules, 2021 under the Prison Act, 1894 was recently approved by the state cabinet to do away with the outdated Punjab Jail Manual, 1996. The 1996 manual focused mainly on safe and secure custody of prisoners. The 2021 rules, apart from ensuring safe custody of the incarcerated, give equal emphasis to other aspects like the prisoners’ welfare, corrections and aftercare. Provisions to improve prisons’ security, rehabilitation efforts and social reintegration are also included under these new rules.


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