Message from ADGP Prisons
Prisons play, both, reformative and purgative role in the criminal justice system. The new mantra in the prisons management system has shifted the focus from control and custody of the inmates to their reformation and rehabilitation by following a “correctional strategy” with an eye on the ultimate goal of “zero recidivism.”
Regular recreational activities are also conducted in the jails such as yoga, meditation, the practice of Art of Living, magic shows, cultural programmes, sports events, etc.
Among other innovative exercises has been the formation of the Punjab Prison's Development Board which would bring in a whiff of fresh air into jail factories where varied kinds of products shall be manufactured and new markets for the products shall be explored.