Prisons in Karnataka are now correctional centres

  • | Friday | 16th August, 2019

Over the years the concept of imprisonment and how the prisons should be has changed, from prisons to correctional and reform centres. “The re-designation of prisons as centres of correctional services is a huge step forward towards affirmative action. He added that in prisons across Karnataka there are various vocational schemes in place for the jail inmates. The government last month not only re-christened the Department, they also re-designated the ADGP&IG, Prisons as the Director General, Prisons & Correctional Services, Karnataka State, without any change in the nature of his function or pay scale. To help humanise the prisons in Karnataka, the government has also created a new post of a Superintendent of Police (SP) from the IPS cadre for the Prisons Department for co-ordination between the department, government, various agencies and stakeholders including members of civil society and non-governmental organisations.

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