Best practices in the Jails exist in a number of areas broadly related to security, use of technology, staff development, prison management, women prisoners, correctional programmes, community participation and reintegration of offenders.
The jail personnel are trained regularly. Prison officers / personnel are sent to various institutes such as Regional Institute of Correctional Administration, Kolkata, LNJN National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, New Delhi and other such institutes in the country to undergo different courses like Vertical Interaction Course, Prison Management etc.
Officers have attended the Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrations held in Canada in 2010.
24 Jail Warders have undergone training at Dergaon Police Training College and the training included Identification of Prisoners Act,1920, Probation of offender Act,1958, Juvenile Justice Act,2000 etc.
Manav Sarathi, a voluntary organization, in collaboration with Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) and the Instrumentation Department of Gauhati University (GU) opened a training and production centre of electronics goods for the inmates of Central Jail, Guwahati as it is very essential to utilise the human resources confined within the four walls of jail in proper ways. The training will be provided by a group of experts from GU that would go a long way in encouraging the inmates to start life afresh acquiring a new skill. The Director of ASTEC has taken the noble steps to sponsor the programme for the betterment of the jail inmates with great expectation that the training centre would help the inmates earn their livelihood. All necessary help would be extended by the University to this training centre so that it can flourish as a productive venture. The jail authorities have encouraged the organization to open the training centre for the welfare of the inmates in particular and the society in general and assured that all steps would be taken to run the training centre in the future as well.