Rights of the Prisoners

Kohelica Nag and Eresh Roshan Swain
KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar 

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

The international conventions have marked the humanity of at most important for the survival in the society. The prisoners though are the social offenders have not been boycotted from the shield of humanity as most of the society have adopted the concept of rehabilitation and reformation. Every person shall be given second chance to relive and be adjust in the society. The exceptions are the barbaric criminals who are sentenced death punishment. Though, many states have abolish the death sentence and have adapted the life imprisonment concept imprisonment till the natural life of a person.

The Indian society always been tending towards the reformative policy. The society believes in ending crime not criminals. The various development programmes that are established by the government for the betterment of the prisoners, help them to repatriate in the society which does not think them fit to socialise. Moreover, the responsibility is given to prisoners to build a social trust among the masses.

The article covers the rights of the prisoners in international and national laws and the benefits provided to them by the authority.