The modern theory of Reformation and
Rehabilitation emphasizes the need for training not only in custodial and
security aspects, but also in the scientific methods of treatment of offenders.
The need for such a comprehensive training programme was badly felt, during the
meeting of the Inspectors General of Prisons held at
The Chief Secretaries Conference held in April 1979 in New Delhi, under the Chairmanship of the then Home Minister, gave countenance for the implementation of the above recommendation i.e., training of personnel at regional level, with full assistance and support from the Government of India.
The Academy of Prisons & Correctional
· To prepare Prison and Correctional Officers as Leaders, who will lead the Correctional Services with uprightness, dedication, courage and a strong sense of service to the people, to achieve the goals of Reformation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Prisoners into Society.
· To impart quality training in Correctional Administration and allied subjects to the Correctional Officers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and non-participating States.
· To inculcate in them, such values, standards and norms as would help them discharge their duties better. In particular it will try to inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to aspirations of the people in fast changing social milieu, respect for human rights, law and justice, high standard of professionalism, physical fitness and mental altertness.
· To promote excellence by investing in Human Resource Development through training and research and by fostering
co-operation and co-ordination for Common Vision.
Director is the head of the Institution.
§ To impart training in Correctional Administration and allied subjects to the officers in the ranks of Assistant Jailors to Superintendent of Prisons and equivalent ranks and above, supervisory officers of allied Departments of the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and also from non-participating States and other countries at the charges as determined by the Board of Management from time to time. (Amended vide 48th Meeting of the Board of Management of APCA held on 11.10.1996).
§ To promote and provide for the study of Correctional Administration with special reference to Criminal Justices and the machinery of Government and for educational purposes incidental thereto.
§ To undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conference and lectures and research in matters relating to Correctional Administration and the Machinery of Government
§ To undertake and provide for the publication of a journal and of research papers and books to impart training in and promote study of Correctional Administration
§ To establish and maintain Libraries and information services to facilitate the study of Correctional Administration and spreading information in regard thereof
§ To Co-operate with approved institutions and bodies for the purpose of helping the cause of Correctional Administration.
§ To invest and deal with funds and money of the Society
§ To Construct, maintain, alter, improve or develop any buildings or works necessary or convenient for the purpose of the society.
§ To undertake and accept the management of any endowment or trust fund or donation
§ To establish a Provident Fund for the benefit of the employees of the society
§ To do all such other lawful things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objects.
Board of Management:
The Policy guidelines for the effective management of the Institute is drawn by Board of Management comprising of
Director General & Inspector General of Prisons &
- 500 024, Andhra Pradesh.
§ Additional Director General of Police (Prisons), Thiruvananthapuram - 695 012, Kerala.
§ Addl.Director General of Police (Prisons), No.1, Gandhi-Irwin Salai, CMDA Tower-II, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008,
Additional Director General of Police & Inspector
General of Prisons, No.4,
Director (SR), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of
§ The Director (Research), Bureau of Police Research & Development, Govt., of India, New Delhi 110 001 (Co-opt Member)
Chairmanship is rotated as per above seniority order among the four Director General / Additional Director General / Inspector General of Prisons annually.
Secretary : Director, APCA,
The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi under the modernization of Prison Administration Scheme sanctioned and released funds as detailed below on 100% grant basis for expansion and development of training activities at APCA.
Part - I Scheme 1988-89
Rs. 20.80 lakhs
Part – II Scheme 1989-90
Rs. 48.12 lakhs
New Construction 1994-95
Rs. 50.00 lakhs
How to reach APCA ?
The Institute is situated near the Central Prison, Vellore and the State Prison for Women, Vellore in an area of 15 acres of land donated by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Vellore is the District Headquarter.
The Institute has
close access to the International Airport at Chennai in Tamil Nadu and
Bangalore in Karnataka. The parade ground of the Central Prison,
Distance between Katpadi Railway Station and APCA Campus is 12 kms - Vellore Bus Station and APCA Campus is 5 kms.
(Visit : Vellore District Website )