Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Prisons Act, 1894 contains specific provision related to parole and furlough.
2.Prisons fall in the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect. The Prisons Act, 1894 and the Prisoners Act, 1900 did not contain any specific provision pertaining to parole and furlough. However, Section 59 of the Prisons Act empowers States to make rules for the shortening of sentences and for rewards for good conduct.

Statement 2 is correct. Prisons fall in the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.

Source: ForumIAS