Ritul Tyagi, Galgotias University
“NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD BE MALTREATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. WE ARE ALL WONDERFUL CREATIONS OF GOD. MAY WE AFFECTIONATELY LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”
Even though India is a civilized nation, it has yet to codify the rights of prisoners. In India, there are over 1400 prisons, and in the absence of such regulations, the rules exist only on paper, and many jail authorities also do not obey them. It is often assumed that the prisoners are unaware of these rights and procedures, and that their rights are often abused without their consent. V.R. Krishna Iyer (J) is right in his observation.
“PRISONS ARE STILL TORTURE LABS IN OUR COUNTRY, WAREHOUSES IN WHICH HUMAN COMMODITIES ARE SADISTICALLY HELD AND WHERE INMATES RANG FROM DRIFT-WOOD TEENAGERS TO COURAGEOUS DISSENTERS,”
Criminality is a bad thing, and the aim of penal law is to minimise it as much as possible. In the past, 'this' meant to accomplish it by harshly punishing the offenders. Gradually, the idea gained ground, and the response should not be one of condemnation and suffocation. Instead of becoming a rapist, he will be reformatted and rehabilitated in society. Among the various types of punishment available in our criminal justice system namely fines, incarceration, and capital punishment; viz, imprisonment has a lot of reformative and rehabilitative potential.
The conditions of inmates in Indian prisons, as well as violations of their constitutional and human rights, are the subject of this research paper. This article would also discuss why it is necessary to improve the treatment of prisoners and why the security of their human rights is critical. The author would also draw attention to the question of equal pay for prisoners and the enforcement of labour laws. It will also analyse the judiciary's view of the situation and come to a conclusion about the improvement of prisoners and the preservation of their rights.