Report- Step inside an Indian Prison
CHRI in collaboration with West Bengal Judicial Academy & the Regional Institute of Correctional Administration, Kolkata, organised Prison Visits ‘Step Inside an Indian Prison’ for District Judges [Entry Level] and Civil Judges (Junior Division) on 7th and 10th July 2017 to Dum Dum Central Correctional Home, Kolkata. It was the first time in West Bengal that judicial officers were taken to prisons as part of their training. The visits aimed to sensitise judicial officers on the nuances of prison system and give them an insight into prisoner’s lives. The Supreme Court has time and again re-affirmed the importance of prison visits by official and non-official visitors in guarding the rights of prisoners. The interaction intended to bridge the gap between the two very important stakeholders of the Criminal Justice System i.e. the accused and judiciary.