Ph.D (Law) Full-Time Research Scholar
The Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University
Abstract: The real purpose of sending criminals to prison is to transform them into honest and law-abiding citizens by inculcating in them a distaste for crime and criminality. But in actual practice, the prison authorities try to bring out reformation of inmates by use of force and compulsive methods. Consequently, the change in the inmates is temporary and lasts only till they are in the prison and as soon as they are released, they again get attracted towards criminality. It is for this reason that the modern trend is to lay down greater emphasis on the prisoners so that they can be rehabilitated to normal life in the community. This objective can be achieved through probation and parole. The sincerity, devotion and tactfulness of the prison officials also help the in the process of offender’s rehabilitation.