Booklet for Tihar inmates to be released tomorrow

Tihar Prison officials will release a 32-page booklet tomorrow that shall inform jail inmates of their rights and duties during their incarceration period.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 16:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Tihar Prison officials will
release a 32-page booklet tomorrow that shall inform jail
inmates of their rights and duties during their incarceration
period.

The booklet will contain details including facilities
available for their reformation and rehabilitation like parole
and furlough, telephone facility, literacy initiative `Padho
aur Padhao` scheme with National Literacy Mission, campus
placement among others, DIG, Tihar Prisons, R N Sharma said.

Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Justice A K
Sikri will launch the booklet tomorrow.

"This attempt to introduce a booklet arose as a part of
our reformation and rehabilitation programme for our inmates.

Once they are aware of their rights, their duties and
responsibility during their stay here it will help us to make
them better human being when they goes back to the society,"
Sharma said.

The `Padho aur Padhao` scheme undertaken by the jail aims
to make all jail inmates literate by the end of 2011, he said.

"We want to make them realise that jail is no place where
life has come to an end. This is an place where we will help
them be a better human being. What they should do and what
they should not and how their acts will effect their stay
here, all has been jotted down in this booklet," Tihar Jail
spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.

"Many of our inmates have landed up in the best companies
with handsome salaries. Some of them earned international
awards for excellent art work. This booklet will them what to
do and what not to do when in prison so that they are reformed
into good human beings," he added.

PTI