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
- Conduct in the prison
- 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.