Acts & Rules

                    Prisons are state subject and Prison's administration in the country is broadly being run on Prisons Act 1894. Different states have made their jail manuals based on Prisons Act 1894. Prison's Department UT, Chandigarh has adopted punjab jail manual 1996 to run its Prison's Administration. To bring uniformity in the prisons administration BPR&D has formulated Model Prison's Manual 2016, on the direction of Apex Court, which is to be adopted by all the states and UTs with or without ammendments. The proposal to adopt Model Prison Manual 2016 is under process as regards to the Chandigarh Prison's Department. In addition to this, Following Acts & Rules are applicable in total or partly :-