Unveiling the Crisis of Human Rights Abuses in Indian Prisons: A Call for Reform, Rehabilitation, and Justice to Preserve Human Dignity behind Bars and Beyond

  • Nooru Mohammed
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  • Nooru Mohammed

    Student at Markaz Law College, Kozhikode, India

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For the sake of justice, human dignity, and a just society, it is critical to address human rights violations in Indian prisons, such as poor healthcare, torture, and protracted pretrial detention, which not only harm prisoners but also violence and crime. This study examines the serious problem of human rights abuses within the Indian penal system, shedding light on the situation of those who are imprisoned and the structural flaws that contribute to these abuses. In order to thoroughly examine the difficulties and opportunities for reform within the Indian prison system, this research paper uses a multifaceted methodology that combines an extensive literature review, legal analysis, and case studies. It serves as a wake-up call by outlining pervasive human rights abuses, holding authorities responsible, and presenting evidence-based suggestions for significant reforms. The serious consequences of human rights violations in prisons for both individuals and society at large give rise to the urgency of this research. The larger objective of enhancing the rule of law and upholding justice and equity in India is furthered by protecting prisoners' rights. This paper is a strong call to action for comprehensive prison reform that prioritizes rehabilitation, reintegration, the inherent worth of everyone, even those who have committed crimes, and promoting a criminal justice system that is fairer and more compassionate.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1138 - 1157

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115881

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