•  Remission system aims at the reformation of a prisoner so as to ensure prison discipline and to encourage learning better work culture and early release from prison as an incentive.
  • Remissions are classified as ordinary remission and special remissions.
  • Prisoners having substantive sentence for 3 months and above are eligible for remission.
  •   No remission is allowed for sentence period in default of fine.
  • Remission for two days each per month are allowed for good conduct and good work.
  • Special remission not exceeding 60 days in a year may be given to any prisoners for special services such as saving life of a Govt. employee, prison visitor etc.
  • Remission can be awarded to such prisoners, or categories of prisoners, as the Govt. may decide on special occasions.
  •  A prisoner can earn up to 60 days in a year, as Remission in lieu of wages.


Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala

Sri Rishi Raj Singh IPS

Sri. Rishi Raj Singh IPS 

Director General of Prisons
and Correctional Services

iAPS Prisons

Lock-up Report