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Message of the Chief :

Prison is a vital arm of the Criminal Administration System. The Personnel of the Prison Department have the onerous task of protecting the Society from those incarcerated by due process of law. The Penal System in the Modern times has undergone several Changes and the focus is now on Reformation and Rehabilitation and not retribution and punishment.

Human rights are inalienable rights and every inmate of the prison has a right to be treated with dignity. Prison walls are not an impediment to the penetration of Human rights. The inmates in prison are being provided marketable skills so that their labour will be usefully utilized and also afford and opportunity for them to earn during the period of incarceration. The acquired skills will also be useful to them to pursue gainful occupation when they are finally released from the prison.

Mahatma Gandhi said "The prisoners are wards of the State and not Slaves". The prison personnel have been suitably sensitized on the nature of their duties through intensive basic and inservice training.

Prison Department sincerely dedicates itself for the cause of peace and tranquillity in society.

Additional Director General of Police (Prisons)
Tamil Nadu Prison Department
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority Tower II
No-1, Gandhi Irwin Road, Egmore, Chennai-600 008.

Phone: 91-44-28521512 ,
Fax: 91-44-28585942
E-Mail: tnprison@gmail.com

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