Department: Correctional Services
All Jails have been designated as Correctional Homes in the state and are now governed by the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, 1992.
- Precautionary Measures in Correctional Homes due to Corona
(i) To ensure screening of every prisoners during each admission from outside; (ii) To immediate refer to outside Government Hospital in the cases showing any symptom of virus infection; (iii) To keep prisoners who were close proximity of the suspected prisoners with cough and fever, in isolation cell;
- Sandeepan – Inmate Literacy Programme in Correctional Homes
Project Sandeepan – the inmate literacy programme in Correctional Homes of West Bengal w.e.f. the 1st day of February, 2017, the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja.
- West Bengal Correctional Services (Amendment) Act, 2016
An Act to amend Section 2, 4, 18, 69, 88 and 91 of the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, 1992 vide No. 444-L dated 20.05.2016.
- West Bengal Correctional Services (Amendment) Act, 2013
Any person arrested or convicted on a charge of having committed or attempting to commit or aiding or abetting the commission of any offence, in furtherance of any political or democratic movement or public agitation, shall be classified as political prisoner.
- Revision of Scale of Pay of different Warders under Jail Deptt.
Warders (Warder/ Female Warder/Warder orderly/ Warder Body Guard) and its promotion posts of Head Warder and Chief Head Warder under the administrative control of the Department of Jails.
- West Bengal Correctional Services Act, 1992
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to prisons and persons detained therein in West Bengal. Establishment of different categories of correctional home, Functions of correctional homes.