Categories: NewsPolitics

UP News: CM Yogi gave instructions to prepare new jail act, now open jail will open in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has instructed the officials to prepare a new Prison Act. While reviewing the condition of the prisons, the CM has asked the officers to prepare a proposal for setting up an open jail in the state under jail reform. CM Yogi said that high security barracks will be built in the state for dreaded criminals and terrorists. Along with this, emphasis has been laid on opening of open jails in the state. The CM has issued a directive for the provision of strict action in cases of mobiles and other banned items being caught in jails. The Chief Minister said that the purpose of the Jail Act 1894 is to keep criminals in custody in a disciplined manner, but we also have to pay attention to reform and rehabilitation.

Open jail will open in Uttar Pradesh

CM Yogi said that at present, the Jail Act 1894 and the Prisoner Act 1900 are prevalent in relation to the prisoners in the jail. Both these Acts have been in vogue since before independence, many of whose provisions are not compatible with the changing environment and reformative ideology of rehabilitation of prisoners. The purpose of the Prison Act 1894 is focused on keeping criminals in custody in a disciplined manner. But we have to focus on reformation and rehabilitation. In such a situation, looking at the future, we need to implement new Acts. CM Yogi said that the Model Prison Act – 2023 has recently been prepared by the Government of India. This model act is useful from the point of view of reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners. According to this Model Act, keeping in mind the needs of the state, a new Prison Act should be prepared.

Jails need to be set up as ‘reform homes’

CM Yogi told that the state cabinet has approved the new jail manual in the past. This is an important decision regarding jail reforms. We have to make concerted efforts to reform the jails. Establishment of ‘Open Jail’ will prove effective in this direction. Presently there is a semi open jail in Lucknow. CM Yogi asked the officials to prepare a proposal for setting up an open jail. Jails will have to be set up as ‘reform homes’. The CM said that we have to set up jails as ‘reform homes’. Arrangements like security assessment of prisoners, grievance redressal, Prison Development Board, change in behavior towards prisoners and provision of separate accommodation for women prisoners and transgender etc. should be implemented.

Rishabh

Recent Posts

IPL 2024: MS Dhoni’s team got shock

CSK will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in its first match in IPL 2024 on March…

16 mins ago

Today News Wrap: Read today’s big news here

Big news of 24th February Farmers will take a decision on 'Delhi Chalo' movement on…

24 mins ago

Jamshedpur: Today power supply will remain closed in 17 localities for four hours and in ten localities for three hours – BollywoodWallah.

Jamshedpur: Repair of electric wires in Mango and pruning of tree branches next to the…

28 mins ago

Jamshedpur: Today power supply will remain closed in 17 localities for four hours and in ten localities for three hours – BollywoodWallah.

Jamshedpur: Repair of electric wires in Mango and pruning of tree branches next to the…

28 mins ago

Government will not provide free electricity in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar made it clear in the House, know what he said.. – BollywoodWallah

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the Assembly that consumers will not be given free…

29 mins ago

Bus stand ready in Seraikela since last one year, still lying deserted – BollywoodWallah

Seraikela: A new bus stand was built near Jhumkeshwari Temple on the banks of Kharkai…

35 mins ago