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REHABILITATION OF PRISONERS IN CENTRAL PRISON

IN CENTRAL PRISON, TIRUCHCHIRAPPALLI

Rehabilitation of prisoners had been one of the noble cause for which we have been working since 1997. The prisoners in the central prison, Trichy were given training on various income generation activities like poly bag sugar cane nursery, vermi-compost manufacturing, carpentry, mat weaving, tailoring, etc. The inmates of the prison were also given awareness on legal rights and human rights on aspects such as

  1. Right to freedom of protection against arrest.
  2. Right to freedom of protection against illegal detention.
  3. Right to freedom of certain protections in respect of conviction of offences.
  4. Right to freedom of practicing certain profession.
  5. Right to equality before law.

Counseling programs on the above subjects had been organized in coordination with SOCO Trust, Peoplesí Watch, DOW Trust, Legal Aid Centre, EKTA, Department of Human Rights, Holy Cross College and State Human Rights Commission were also conducted. Besides this education support is being provided to the wards of the inmates.

During the year 2011-12, 56 female prisoners were trained in washing powder making, incense powder making (Sambrani making), candle making and 25 male prisoners in the Central Prison, Trichy were given training on screen printing. Psychological counseling is given to the prisoners and their families. 2829 persons were counseled.763 senior inmates of the Trichy Central Prison were benefited by the hygiene kit supplied to those who have nobody to Cate for them. 456 children are provided with education support.

 

Key issues that NEW LIFE  have identified so far include:

  • The over-incarceration of women - too many women are being sent to prison and for too long.
  • The adverse impact of imprisonment on the children of imprisoned mothers, both if they reside in prison with their mothers and if they are separated from them.
  • Problems with accommodation.
  • Lack of appropriate staffing.
  • High proportion of women prisoners with a history of mental,physical or sexual abuse.  
  
OTHER USEFUL LINKS ON ONLINE ARTICLES ON WOMEN IN PRISON and the status of their Children:

http://www.quno.org/humanrights/women-in-prison/womenPrisonLinks.htm

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