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NCJ Number: 62668 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON AS A SOCIAL SYSTEM - WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MAHARASHTRA STATE - INDIA
Author(s): R N DATIR
Corporate Author: Popular Prakashan Private Limited
India
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 453
Sponsoring Agency: Lawrence Verry, Inc
Mystic, CT 06355
Popular Prakashan Private Limited
Bombay, 400 034, India
Sale Source: Lawrence Verry, Inc
16 Holmes Street
Mystic, CT 06355
United States of America
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: THIS BOOK EXAMINES THE EVOLUTION AND NATURE OF THE PRISON SYSTEM IN INDIA, CURRENT STRESSES ON THE SYSTEM, AND WHETHER CURRENT INDIAN SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PERMIT THE SYSTEM TO ACHIEVE ITS GOAL OF REHABILITATION.
Abstract: LITERATURE REVIEW, USE OF ORIGINAL REPORTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS ON INDIAN JAILS FROM 1836 ONWARD, AND COLLECTION OF STATISTICAL DATA WERE USED FOR THE STUDY. PRISON IS DESCRIBED AS A SOCIETY WITH BOTH SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDIAN PENAL SYSTEM, FROM THE PRE-BRITISH PERIOD WHEN PRISONS WERE ALMOST NONEXISTENT IS TRACED THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MODERN PRISON SYSTEM BOTH BEFORE AND FOLLOWING INDEPENDENCE. SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE PRISON SYSTEM EXAMINED ARE THE CLASSIFICATION OF PRISONERS, PRISON DISCIPLINE, PRISON EDUCATION, PRISON HYGIENE, OPEN PRISONS, AND AID TO RELEASED PRISONERS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE PRESENT SYSTEM FAILS TO ACHIEVE ITS GOAL OF REHABILITATION PRIMARILY BECAUSE REHABILITATION IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA WHICH HAS WIDESPREAD POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT. IMPROVED CONDITIONS IN SOCIETY MAY HELP TO REDUCE CRIMINALITY. THE PRISON SYSTEM SHOULD CONTINUE TO AIM AT REHABILITATION AND SHOULD USE MODERN CONCEPTS OF DISCIPLINE AND INMATE SERVICES. A REFERENCE LIST FOR EACH CHAPTER, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, AN INDEX, AND AN APPENDIX LISTING MEMBERS OF THE INDIAN JAILS COMMITTEE AND BOMBAY JAILS REFORMS COMMITTEE, ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections management; Custody vs treatment conflict; India; Inmate academic education; Inmate attitudes; Inmate classification; Inmate compensation; Inmate discipline; Inmate organizations; Inmate Programs; Inmate staff relations; Inmate vocational training; Jails; Open prisons; Post-release programs
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