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Healthcare and Human Rights in Prisons

Yuvakeerthana K, Shanmuga Sundaram R & Aditi Shanmugam, Chettinad School of Law, CARE


In the recent years jail jurisprudence developed to secure inborn privileges of detainees and for the proper administration of penitentiaries. Accordingly, in the first place, the current legal structure of the penitentiaries organization must be changed, Criminal law should be altered, another Prisons Act ought to be instituted and all Jail Manuals should be updated. In particular Indian Judiciary must continue to assume its useful and dynamic part in jail justice. In end it should be never being failed to remember that the issue of jail equity and restoration of detainees is just a piece of the larger problem of social recovery. The jail organization alone cannot successfully restore the detainees. It can just make its humble efforts to put right the detainees, yet endeavours will succeed just if our economics, our training and our social foundations and qualities are appropriately integrated into a cognizant and agreeable entire dependent on the information on the human establishment.

Keywords: Prisoners, Healthcare, Jurisprudence, Jail, Human Rights.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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