[Interview] “Everyone Deserves A Second Chance And Open Prisons Are That Chance”

[Interview] “Everyone Deserves A Second Chance And Open Prisons Are That Chance”

I was interviewed by Nikita Mohapatra for The Citizen. Here’s the preview:

How far do you think the concept of open prison is useful? How can it turn as a retributive form of punishment to a rehabilitative form?

Open prison allows the prisoners to live at their own liberty. Since, they live with their family members they maintain the code of conduct because if they do not, they very well know they will have to go back to the closed prison which isn’t desirable to them at all and therefore, they act responsibly. When a person is getting an agency that is allowing him or her to take a correct decision every moment of the day and which is allowing to retain his or her own liberty, it is surely an empowering experience. This is the reason I believe it is reformative and rehabilitative in nature than retributive in nature.

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