Simple imprisonment – Simple imprisonment in IPC
Section 53 of IPC provides two types of imprisonment. Rigorous imprisonment and Simple imprisonment.
Under simple imprisonment, a person convicted of an offence is to be kept in prison without any hard labour.
Such a convicted person is only required to do light duties.
Punishment of simple imprisonment is awarded for lighter offences.
Simple imprisonment is suitable where a fine will not suffice and a very short term of imprisonment has to be imposed.
This ensures casual offenders are kept apart from the contamination of hardened criminals.