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Official Website of West Bengal Correctional Services, India - Message

Official Website of West Bengal Correctional Services, India - Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge

Mr. Haider Aziz Safwi

Deptt of Correctional Administration
Government of West Bengal

To utter the word PRISON we bear all kinds of conservation and reservations in our minds. We have uncanny feelings, fear and hatred. It’s probably natural, since we, the civilians, have very little idea regarding the world inside the high boundary walls.

It’s a different world, no doubt.

Not that different but.

It’s merely an extension of the civil society where the violators are kept confined for a considerable period to rectify their mistakes, learn better techniques to earn an honest livelihood to run a respectable life in the society. Over years the theory of punishment has patiently paved way for reformation through dynamic changes in Prison Law, rigorous training of prison personnel in reading the minds and handling prison inmates in a more humane manner. I am proud to say that the State of West Bengal is one of the pioneers in this revolution on converting Prison into Correctional Homes.

West Bengal is leading the reformation movement in letter and spirit by introducing professional degree courses for inmates, making them job-ready through various vocational trainings, providing scopes to nurture their cultural pursuits etc.

I welcome you to come and see the changing world yourself - I request you to take a ride of our website and experience the aura.