Educational trip to Central Jail, Patiala of UILS students
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, October 11, 2019: The Criminal Justice Practicum Cell (CJPC), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh triumphantly organized an educational trip to Central Jail, Patiala...
Chandigarh, October 11, 2019: The Criminal Justice Practicum Cell (CJPC), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh triumphantly organized an educational trip to Central Jail, Patiala on 11th October 2019.
It was organized under the aegis of Prof. (Dr.) Rattan Singh, Director, UILS and under the stewardship of Dr. Anju Choudhary, Assistant Professor (Law), Faculty Co-ordinator, CJPC. The students gathered first-hand experience on the life of prisoners and the role of jails and correctional institutions in the criminal justice system by interacting with the prisoners and the staff on a one-on-one basis. They were educated about active Legal Aid Clinic for the prisoners where any of them could avail free legal aid if it was beyond their capacity to engage a lawyer. Also, students were informed about vocational and rehabilitation programmes being carried out within the jail premises. Further the students paid a visit to barracks as well as the women ward and the high security ward. Apart from these, the students also visited the factories within the jail premises where detainees worked and earned employment for themselves. The sources of entertainment provided to the inmates helped lighten the mood and students found them to be quite amusing. In a nutshell, the visit to Central Jail, Patiala was a success as students found it to be highly insightful and informative. Being the students of law, they witnessed the harsh realities of the Justice system of our country and the need for myriad of reforms in the same.