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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020


Deploring Conditions of Indian Prisons and Rights of the Prisoners

Mallika Sharma | Abdeali Kothawala


Abstract: Prisons really do not disappear social problems. They disappear human beings. - Angela Davis. Iron bars cannot build better men and misery can only break what little goodness remains. The punitive institution does not help victims of crimes, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining an endless cycle of violence in our apparently civic society. The conditions in dungeons are appalling, exposing the prisoners to abuse, violence, addiction and shabby treatment. The punishment is highly disproportionate to the crimes committed by the prisoners, breaking their human spirit and detaching them further from the society and the need to refrain from lawlessness and disorder. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished. The institution is thus purposely invented for the production of depravity and vice, condensed to such a degree heaped upon the poor and vulnerable who could really not keep up with the system to be locked up to suffer violence, abuse, humiliation, isolation and the sheer helplessness to the extremes of grotesque human brutality. Ironically, the centric crime prevention and reduction system thrives on the perpetuates the very cores of violence.


Keywords: Reforms, Committees, Conditions, Prisoners, Bail, Complaints


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,


Pages: 1370 - 1381

Deploring Conditions of Indian Prisons and Rights of the Prisoners


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Mallika Sharma, Abdeali Kothawala, "Deploring Conditions of Indian Prisons and Rights of the Prisoners", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20419225157, Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020, 1370 - 1381, #ijsrnet

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