Understanding the Impact of Open Prison System in India as a Part of Jail Reform

  • Rooba V.
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  • Rooba V.

    student at CMR University School of Legal Studies, India

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The word prison itself portrays a negative image and prisoners are often seen offensive by people though some of them happen to commit crime because of some provoked sudden actions without having a strong motive but ‘open prison’ can change that opinion. According to Reformative theory, a criminal has to be provided a chance to change himself and start a fresh life where he can live his life as a new person. This guarantees fundamental constitutional rights, fundamental human dignity and a most importantly constitutional and human right. And, Open prison is built on the concept of trust and self-discipline. The Research Paper emphasizes the significance of open prison in India and its superiority over the conventional form of incarceration. This paper also provides a brief outlook on the history and origin of open prison. Following it, the paper explains the objectives of implementing an open prison system in India along with its advantages of adopting. This paper also explores the function of the current open prison system in India. On the other hand, it provides a detailed understanding of criticisms that are put forward and also challenges on implementing them. Analyzing every perception, this research paper gives suggestions on implementation of the open prison system in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 50 - 60

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114790

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