Crucial and Downplayed Legislation, Probation of Offenders Act 1958 

Mounish Chanukya Suryadevara
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur, India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 aspires to facilitate freeing of the offenders in all the expedient cases where a felon is not found guilty of an felony not punishable with death or imprisonment for life after due forewarning. This act gives a chance to the felon who is set free to make himself capable of living in the society without causing harm to the society and the members of the society. Probation allows the defaulter to maintain acquaintance with family and social associations. This act allows the person to be more self- controlled in his existence and helps him to stay away from misdemeanour atmosphere. The main drawback of this act is that there are circumstances in which the felon will be imprisoned which will give rise to overcrowding of prisons.