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
All Jails have been designated as Correctional Homes in the state and are now governed by the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, 1992.
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.
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.
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.
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.