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Maha`s first open jail for women inaugurated in Pune

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 23:17

Pune: The first open jail for women in
Maharashtra was on Sunday inaugurated by the State Home Minister R
R Patil.

The jail premises, spread across 17 acres of land of
Yerawada Central Prison here, will have 50 women inmates with
promising good conduct.

Patil said the state government attached great importance
to the human rights of prisoners and the open jail for women
was a significant step in that direction.

He said the women prisoners would be given a substantial
raise in the financial assistance at the time of their release
in order to enable them to earn a decent living when they
cross the prison gates.

The women prisoners would also be imparted technical
vocational training during their stay in the jail to equip
them with skills to earn a livelihood after they are set
free, the Minister added.


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 23:17
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