Nagaland With ‘Most Manageable Prison System In India’ : MHA


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The northeastern state of Nagaland has been considered as one of the most manageable prison systems in India, if slow occupancy and workforce is taken into context.

Informed by official statistics issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the following was announced during an awareness programme organized by Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (SCLSC) in collaboration with Dimapur District Legal Service Authority and KAL for the prisoners at Central Jail in Dimapur.

It was updated by Mezivolu T Therieh, Registrar, Supreme Court of India, and Secretary of SCLSC.

Therieh appreciated the prison department for the commendable effort, and for achieving the feat.

“The overall prison occupancy rate in Nagaland as of December 31, 2019, according to the ‘Prison Statistic India 2019’ released by the National Crime Records Bureau was 30.8% which is the best among the states,” she said.

She further informed that Nagaland had filled 99.49% of the sanctioned post as staff strength in its jails as on December 31, 2019.

Therieh updated that for facilitating access to jail inmates, one can approach SCLSC for free legal services.

Besides, one can also apply through either of the modes – High Court Legal Service Committee, SCLSC Website, or sending application through prison superintendent.