Legal Aid Services to Prisoners

Description

Extension of Facilities for Legal Aid to prisoners

The Jail Department has provided facilities for the purpose of defence to under-trial prisoners to apply for free legal aid and to receive visits from their legal adviser with a view to their defence. Legal Aid Cell in each Jail has been maintained to help in processing the legal aid applications in Assam. During the year 2015-16, the Department had provided legal aid facilities to 1734 Nos. of prisoners in different Jails of Assam with the approval of The Assam State Legal Services Authority as shown below:

 

Sl. No.

Name of Jail

No. of applications processed

1

Central Jail, Guwahati

17

2

Central Jail, Tezpur

503

3

Central Jail, Silchar

63

4

Central Jail, Dibrugarh

56

5

Central Jail, Jorhat

117

6

Central Jail, Nagaon

30

7

District Jail, Nalbari

57

8

District Jail, Barpeta

48

9

District Jail, Kokrajhar

35

10

District Jail, Dhubri

76

11

District Jail, Karimganj

35

12

District Jail, North Lakhimpur

28

13

District Jail, Sivasagar

31

14

District Jail, Sonari

1

15

District Jail, Bishwanath Chariali

117

16

District Jail, Tinsukia

134

17

District Jail, Udalguri

76

18

Special Jail, Nagaon

50

19

District Jail, Dhemaji

23

20

District Jail, Hailakandi

26

21

District Jail, Goalpara

38

22

District Jail, Morigaon

40

23

District Jail, Abhayapuri

23

24

District Jail, Mangaldoi

9

25

District Jail, Golaghat

101

Validity From
Validity To

Is there anything wrong with this page?

To help us improve our assam.gov.in, we'd like to know more about your feedback today. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in

enter your details
enter your suggestions