Reclamation & Probation directorate is functioning under the following three main laws:-
The Reclamation & Probation Department has two main functions / activities performing for the reformation of offenders:-
RELEASE ON PROBATION:-
In probation the Judiciary / Courts are empowered under Section 5 of the Pakistan Probation of Offenders Ordinance 1960 to place certain offenders on Probation and to keep them under the supervision of Probation Officer of this Department for a period not less than one year and more than 3 years.
RELEASE ON PAROLE.
In parole the Executive i.e. Home & Secretary is empowered under section of the Good Conduct Prisons Probational Release Act 1926 to release eligible prisoners on parole.
The Good conduct Prisoners Probational Release Act 1926 provides for the release of Good conduct prisoners on conditions imposed by the Government. This is commonly known as conditional release on parole. This Act Provides for the release of chance offenders with good antecedents and prisons record with a view to remove them from the society of hardened criminals. They are kept engaged in suitable callings, trades and healthier environment during the unexpired portion of their term of imprisonment under the supervision of Parole officer of Reclamation and probation Department.The parolees are employed with approved employers of the Department on fixed wages and other terms and conditions.