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Death and Suicides

Tamil Nadu Prison Department has begun a drive on Reformation of prisoners and a number of steps are being initiated for this purpose.

             2. Handpicked prison staff will be trained personally by the Additional Director General of Police/Inspector General of Prisons Mr.S.K.Dogra, IPS and their services will be utilized for changing the behavior of the prisoners.  This is no doubt a challenging task but the successes achieved during the past one year have enhanced the confidence of the Department.

             3. Meanwhile, Mr. P.Govindarajan, D.I.G. of Prisons,  who had been told to study the problem of suicides in prisons, made a presentation in the conference hall of the Prisons Headquarters today, 1st June 2012, F.N.  In his presentation he identified the major causes for suicides within prisons and suggested a strategy for reducing these incidents.

             4. Suicides/attempt to suicides within prisons are a challenging problem for any Prison Department.  Prisoners often suffer negative feelings like guilt, depression, deprivation and isolation.  Although prison staff constantly try to identify prisoners known for these feelings, the proportion between the number of prisoners and the number of warders available to handle them often results in gaps here and there and makes the system vulnerable.

             5. Mr. Govindarajan analyzed these vulnerabilities and suggested how to plug the holes.


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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