Shor v. State of Uttar Pradesh, Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 58/2020

Court: Supreme Court of India

Issue: Factors to be considered for pre-mature release of the prisoner.

Held: The factors that to be taken into account are

  1. Antecedents
  2. Conduct in the prison
  3. The person, if released, is likely to abstain from crime and lead a peaceable life.

The same cannot be denied solely on the ground that the crime is heinous and that release of such person would send a negative message against the justice system in society.

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