As per press release by Ministry of Home Affairs of Govt of India on 01-December, 2015
Review of Security Arrangements of Jails
“Prisons” is a State subject as per Entry 4 of List II of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. Therefore, the administration and management of prisons is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments. However, an advisory has been issued to the States/UT Administrations on 28.4.2015 for adopting measures for improvement of security of jails. The same is available on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs at the following link:
This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Sunil Kumar Mondal.