Legal Aid Services to Prisoners

Description

Overview:

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.

Eligibility:

Under Trial Prisoners

Fee:

Not Applicable

Online/Offline:

Offline

Whom to Contact:

Legal Aid Cell of the concerned Jail.

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