About the Title 

Method of punishment is reflective of the penological affiliation of the state, guided by the respective constitutional values. Prison, being one of the most important of such methods, involves crucial issues inter alia prisoner’s rights, constitutional protections, reformation and deterrence, success of which must be analyzed based upon the objectives of such punishment achieved. The legislative strength of a state is utilized in designing rudimentary regulation and manuals to regulate prison governance in the most effective manner, and to effectuate such measure through executive power, still the irregularities that are ever-evolving, attract concerns in a civilized society, which motivate the stakeholder to find out suitable solutions, may be in the form of reforms. While corruption, harassment both physical and psychological, differential treatment, undue access to luxuries and many other issues are posing challenges, the new initiatives, positive efforts, technological advancements are providing rays of hope. Positive attitude of active Judiciary, especially of the higher courts – as a savior of Human Rights, has proven to be revolutionary while evolving prisoner’s rights jurisprudence, particularly in India. 

About the ‘Call for Chapters’ 

This ‘call for chapters’ aims to systematically accumulate the contemporary thoughts and concerns  on prison system in India from subject area experts- who are expected to exercise their academic liberty within the domain and to suggest the effective solutions addressing such concerns, if  possible. The proposed book is thought to inter alia showcase such concerns before the civil  society and to serve as a base for designing policies, initiating executive actions and for further academic research. The target audience of the book includes but is not limited to law students,  academicians, scholars, researchers, law professionals.  

Some of the suggestive themes are mentioned below: 

  1. Constitutional Law and Prison System 
  2. Human Rights and Prisoner’s Right Jurisprudence 
  3. Issues relating to Marital Rights of the Prisoners
  4. Emerging Issues and Challenges 
  5. Evaluation of Contemporary Situation 
  6. Gender, Sexual Identity and Prisons 
  7. Changing Facets of Prisons: Factual Analysis and Legal Challenges 
  8. Prison Administration: Issues and Challenges 
  9. Legislative and Executive Initiatives 
  10. Judicial Attention and Efficacy of Judicial Efforts 
  11. Impact of Pandemic 

Please note that the abovementioned themes are purely suggestive in nature. Authors are expected  to exercise their academic liberty in selecting a suitable topic within the broad ambit of the title. 

Submission and Formatting Guidelines 

Word limit for a complete chapter shall range between 5000-8000 words excluding  footnotes, tables, figures, abstracts, citations and references.  

Co-authorship of a maximum of three persons is permitted. 

Submissions must be made in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Foot Note 10, Spacing 1.5,  Margins: Left 1 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch. 

Authors are requested to strictly adhere to Bluebook (20th Ed.) for Citation Style. The author(s) bear(s) sole responsibility for accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in  the submitted Manuscript. 

Copyright of all chapters shall remain with the Editors. 

All moral rights shall vest with the author(s). 

The Papers will be checked through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism more than the  permissible limit by the University Grant Commission Rules shall not be entertained. Submission shall be made at only.  

Publication Details 

The edited book will be published by reputed publisher bearing ISBN number with NO  PUBLICATION CHARGES.  

Important Dates 

Full Paper Submission: 25 July, 2024 

Review and Suggestions: 10 August, 2024 

About the Editors 

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma is working as a Dean & Associate Professor, ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University Jaipur. Dr. Debasree Debnath is working as Assistant Professor of Law in National Law University, Tripura and Mr. Hitesh Manglani holds the position of Assistant Professor of Law at ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Jaipur. The book belongs to the area of academic interests of the editors. 

Contact Information 

All communications should be made to the following editors – 

Dr. Debasree Debnath, Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, Tripura Email: 

Contact: +91-8967750369 

Mr. Hitesh Manglani, Assistant Professor of Law, The ICFAI University, Jaipur Email: 

Contact: +91-9057211851/9085334800 (WhatsApp).

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