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Memorable moments of West Bengal Correctional Services, India

Inauguration of Fashion Designing at Presidency CH

Moments of Aparajita Award

Celebration of International Women's Day-2017

Presidency Correctional Home Utsab-2017

Art Workshop on World Environment Day-2016

Special Moments

Heritage Sites

As the advent of British Raj in India took place from undivided Bengal, a large number of jails of Bengal still have their past British time heritage.


Committee to examine various issues affecting the well being of the persons incarcerated in the correctional homes in the State.

Work Programmes

The rigorous imprisonment implies that a prisoner who is convicted is to work in various prison industries. Prison services are allotted by the prison authorities.

Telephone Facility

We have introduced telephone booths for the inmates of correctional homes in the State but after addressing all such security concerns. The unique sim-less telephone facility has been designed for us by Vodafone Essar East Ltd on our request.

Prisoner's Panchayat

Prisoners’ bodies called "Panchayats" are constituted to help correctional home administration in the field of education, vocational training, other prison services and in protecting privileges and amenities available to the prison inmates.

Self Help Group

The concept of self help groups is now integral to most fields of activity and has formed into a movement.


We have achieved 100% convict literacy in all correctional homes of the State on April 01, 2007. Various measures are now being undertaken not to send back even a single illiterate UTP coming to the correctional homes.

Sports and Games

Annual sports competitions are being organized in different correctional homes for inmates and the children accompanying their parents. Help of NGO partners is also being taken in this respect.

Women in Correctional Home

Of the total prison population there are on an average up to 8-10% women prisoners lodged in the correctional homes of the State at any given point of time.

Prisoners Children

Children below 6 years are permitted by law of India to stay with their mothers in the correctional homes. Special facilities have been provided so that they can lead normal life to the extent possible and can have healthy growth like others.

Training of Correctional Services Staff

Training Institute, MedinipurIn order to improve the lives of prisoners we have to improve ourselves.

Taser Desh

After seven weeks of ‘Theatre Workshop’ and rehearsals a group of 24 convicts, staged Rabindranath Tagore’s "Taser Desh" at Berhampore Central CH on 26th November, 2006.

Beyond Boundaries

A stage performance of the dance programme was held on December 13, 2007 at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata as part of Uday Shankar Dance Festival’07.

From the Depths of Darkness Recitation

A Recitation Workshop by Smt. Bratati Bandyopadhyay, a renowned personality in the field of recitation was inaugurated on December 4, 2006, at Presidency Correctional Home.

Art Workshop Exhibition

A State Level Art Workshop was organised at Art & Craft School of Alipore Central Correctional Home on February 01, 2008.

Valmiki Pratibha

Tagore’s musical drama ‘Valmiki Pratibha’, which traces the transformation of Ratnakar from a dreaded dacoit to a holy sage, Valmiki, the creator of Ramayana.

Other Cultural Programme

Other Programmes

Prisoners with Celebrities

Open Air Correctional Home

Lalgola Open Air Correctional Home was set up in the year 1987 at Lalgola, a bordering small town in the district of Murshidabad is about 260 kms away from Kolkata.